Brocade adds IP storage for data centre and DR applications

Brocade recently said it’s redefining networking for IP storage systems with a purpose-built storage connectivity portfolio for both data centre and disaster recovery applications.

The new innovation will 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.

IP storage portfolio includes the Brocade VDX 6740 Switch, Brocade Fabric Vision Technology, Brocade 7840 IP Extension Switch, and Brocade Network Advisor.

Company officials said advanced policy based monitoring and alerting based on nearly 20 years of Brocade experience and best practices in a single click is possible with the introduction of Fabric Vision technology. With Fabric Vision technology IT staff can deploy a resilient and high-performance storage network through zero-touch, self-forming fabrics.

The Brocade 7840 extension switch has been enhanced to support IP and Fiber Channel, to provide connectivity for IP storage between data centers. Additionally, organizations can meet disaster recovery objectives.

Company officials said Brocade7840 extension also provides security and has ability to utilize high speed connections between data centers.

Brocade Network Advisor will provide unprecedented network visibility and insight across all storage networks, both IP and Fiber Channel. The Brocade IP storage portfolio will be available in Calendar Q2 from Brocade OEM and channel partners.

“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,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president, storage networking, at Brocade.

In February, Wing Cloud High Technology utilized Brocade VCS Fabric technology as the network foundation of its new cloud data center.

Brocade acquired Riverbed Technology’s SteelApp product line in February.

Shilpa Khatri
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