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Industry first as Brocade redefines networking for IP storage

Industry first as Brocade redefines networking for IP storage

“Brocade has been the de-facto standard for storage networking for nearly two decades."

Brocade is redefining networking for IP storage systems with the industry’s first purpose-built storage connectivity portfolio for both data centre and disaster recovery applications to help enterprise IT teams manage growth, mitigate risk, and reduce costs.

The new IP storage technology features will be added to the EMC Connectrix family of network switches and management software and demonstrated next week in the Brocade booth at EMC World in Las Vegas.

“Traditional Ethernet networks were never designed to address the needs of IP storage,” says Ashish Nadkarni, research director, Storage, IDC.

“The growth of IP storage and the business-critical nature of workloads requires a new approach to storage architectures.”

According to Nadkarni, dedicated storage networks, both inside and between data centres, are essential to maintaining predictable and reliable application performance.

“In delivering the industry’s first complete portfolio purpose-built and optimised for IP storage, Brocade is helping to ensure that our mutual customers can easily deploy, operate, and scale out high-performance fabrics that deliver the predictable performance and unmatched resiliency required for business-critical applications and disaster recover initiatives,” adds Andy Miller, Country Manager New Zealand, Brocade.

“Brocade has been the de-facto standard for storage networking for nearly two decades.

"Our storage heritage is built into the DNA of every fabric switch we sell, whether it’s IP or Fibre Channel.”

According to Miller, the Brocade VDX 6740 switch, which was added to the EMC Connectrix family in February, redefines network visibility and agility with superior automation and simplicity.

The introduction of Fabric Vision technology enables advanced policy-based monitoring and alerting based on nearly 20 years of Brocade experience and best practices in a single click.

Furthermore, Miller says IT staff will be able to quickly deploy a high-performance storage network through zero-touch, self-forming fabrics.

In addition, they can automatically provision network capacity with minimal intervention and virtually no learning curve.

Miller says the Brocade 7840 extension switch has been enhanced to support IP, as well as Fibre Channel, to provide fast and secure connectivity for IP storage between data centres.

Also, new versions of the Brocade storage management software suite have been enhanced to support Brocade’s IP storage portfolio.

“EMC customers are now deploying the Connectrix VDX-6740B for a broad array of our high-end and mid-range NAS and iSCSI storage platforms,” says Jonathan Siegal, Vice President, Marketing, Core Technologies Division, EMC Corporation.

“They are being installed for dedicated networks and disaster recovery to realise the same performance, reliability, and operational simplicity as for our Fibre Channel offerings.”

The Brocade IP storage portfolio will be available next calendar quarter from Brocade OEM and channel partners.


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