Brocade’s OEM partners deliver Gen 6 Fibre Channel



Brocade said its Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking solutions are available from its key OEM partners, including Dell EMC, Fujitsu and NetApp.

This is in addition to Hitachi Data Systems shipping Brocade Gen 6 directors, blade and switch since July.

According to a Gartner report released in June, storage networking investments are becoming a top priority due to the adoption of high-throughput, solid-state and flash storage.

The research firm presume that Fibre Channel will remain as the data center storage protocol of choice for the next decade.

Brocade’s Gen 6 Fibre Channel solutions are comprised of its X6 directors, SX6 extension blade and  G620 switch.

Brocade said the combination of its Fabric Vision technology and Gen 6 Fibre Channel products enable customers to eliminate performance bottlenecks and adapt to the requirements of digital organizations.

“Through our OEM partners, including Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HDS and NetApp, we are already delivering Gen 6 Fibre Channel solutions that maximize the performance of flash storage and deliver unprecedented reliability and scalability,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking at Brocade.

Brocade said it will have additional announcements in the coming months as more partners launch Gen 6 platforms.

Last week, the company introduced a new data center routing solution SLX 9850, targeting organisations adopting digitalisation.

The networking solution vendor said this routing solution is designed to support the exponential growth in network traffic and deliver the advanced functionality as enterprises speed up digital transformation.

The extensible SLX 9850 provides competitive density, scale and performance for 10/40/100GbE data center use cases.

The SLX 9850 router includes the embedded Brocade SLX Insight Architecture and Workflow Composer to provide server-based, DevOps-style network automation.

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