Brocade, a provider of data center fabric networking solutions, has launched a new disaster recovery (DR) platform for remote datac enters, which improves recovery point and recovery time objectives via superior WAN link utilization and unique failover functionality.
The rapid surge in data and application workload driven by virtualization has created an urgent need for organizations to implement proactive disaster recovery solutions.
According to IDC, disaster recovery requirements have become increasingly stringent for mission-critical applications, with 84 percent of enterprises having RPOs of less than an hour and 78 percent having RTOs of less than four hours.
The new platform allows enterprises to achieve significantly shorter recovery points and faster recovery times for restoring data and applications in the event of a disaster, or when performing routine backup and replication tasks over unreliable WAN links.
An enhancement in Brocade Fabric Vision technology, the new DR platform helps automate monitoring, increase insight, and simplify troubleshooting over distance to automatically detect WAN anomalies, help ensure performance, and avoid unplanned downtime.
Brocade also expanded its Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN portfolio with the addition of the Brocade 7840 Extension Switch, which delivers a six-fold increase in performance, along with unprecedented availability and simplified management between remote data centers.
According to Brocade, the new 7840 switch also doubles the performance, at half the cost, compared to WAN optimization appliances that are often mismatched when deployed as a DR alternative.
By deploying the Brocade 7840 Extension Switch with enhanced Fabric Vision technology, organizations can create better solutions that meet or exceed their requirements and expectations for faster replication and recovery to achieve always-on operations, said Jack Rondoni, vice president, Storage Networking, at Brocade.
In another major development, Brocade announced Brocade FC16-64, a new port blade for the Brocade DCX 8510 Director. Brocade FC16-64, according to company officials, delivers the industry’s highest density and most energy-efficient connectivity to maximize system utilization and reduce both capital and operating costs.
The Brocade 7840 Extension Switch, extended Fabric Vision technology, and the Brocade FC16-64 port blade for the Brocade DCX 8510 will be available this calendar quarter.