September 21, 2001

Medusa Labs Announces New SAN (Storage Area Network) Performance Measurement Training Classes

Classes Prepare I/T and SAN Administrators to Monitor the Performance and Reliability of Their Mission Critical SANs.

Austin, TX, Sept 21, 2001 – Medusa Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Finisar Corporation (Nasdaq: FNSR), announced today a new SAN Performance Measurement training class offered at both its Austin TX and Sunnyvale CA Training Centers.

As the company that continues to set the standard in delivering hands-on instruction for Fibre Channel SANs, Medusa Labs has leveraged its expertise and broadened the training opportunities available to its customers. The addition of this Introduction to SAN Performance Measurement class will enable Medusa Labs to prepare I/T and SAN Administrators to monitor the performance and reliability of their mission critical SANs. The three-day class provides students with hands-on experience using Finisar’s SAN QoS and GTX Analyzers as well as other industry leading tools.

“We are pleased to expand our highly regarded Medusa Labs classes to appeal to the I/T professionals responsible for day-to-day management of SAN environments,” said Kevin Przybocki, General Manager of Medusa Labs. “Introduction to SAN Performance Measurement is the first training class of its kind that educates SAN Managers on how to capture and analyze SAN performance data.”

With a unique blend of expertise unavailable anywhere else in the industry, Medusa Labs has been recognized internationally for excellence in Fibre Channel and SAN training for over three years. Their classes are designed for development, test and field application engineers; IT administrators; and customer support and technical marketing teams. Medusa also offers on site and customized training programs tailored to meet customers’ specific needs. For more information and to register visit www.medusalabs.com/training/home.htm or call 512-670-7300.

About Medusa Labs


Medusa Labs is a leading provider of testing and training services for Server, Storage and Networking interfaces and protocols. The company particularly focuses on Enterprise systems and Storage Area Networking; they are experts in SCSI, RAID and Fibre Channel. Medusa’s engineers helped develop some of the industry’s key technologies --such as the Fibre Channel specification -- and continue to have a vigorous passion for improving products and sharing their knowledge. This experience and enthusiasm translate into the highest quality testing and training services possible.

About Finisar


Finisar Corporation (Nasdaq:FNSR) is a technology leader for fiber optic subsystems and network performance test systems which enable high-speed data communications over Gigabit Ethernet local area networks (LANs), Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs), and metropolitan area networks (MANs). The Company is focused on the application of digital fiber optics to provide a broad line of high-performance, reliable, value-added optical subsystems for networking and storage equipment manufacturers. The Company's headquarters are located at 1308 Moffett Park Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. For more information, visit the Company's web site at http://www.finisar.com.

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