Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Brocade advances fibre channel innovation with new fabric vision technology

USA: Brocade has announced Brocade Fabric Vision technology, an advanced storage area networking (SAN) hardware and software solution that maximizes uptime, dramatically simplifies SAN deployment and management, and provides unprecedented levels of visibility and insight into the storage network.

Brocade Fabric Vision technology is a collection of breakthrough features and tools that enhance the company’s purpose-built, data center-proven Gen 5 Fibre Channel portfolio to achieve industry-leading reliability, scalability and 16 Gbps performance.

Brocade also announced the industry’s highest-density fixed-configuration SAN switch along with enhancements to its fabric management software. The new switch, the Brocade 6520 Switch, bolsters the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of Gen 5 Fibre Channel modular, fixed port and embedded solutions, and further distances Brocade ahead of competitors with more than a year of broad customer deployment of products based on the 16 Gbps Fibre Channel standard.

Based on continued strong customer demand and market growth for Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products, coupled with its 17-year heritage as the Fibre Channel innovator, Brocade stated its commitment to develop new SAN solutions based on components that conform to the soon-to-be-ratified Gen 6 Fibre Channel industry standard.

In addition, the company is working closely with its storage partners to lead efforts in the OpenStack community to ensure that ongoing customer investments in Fibre Channel SANs are protected as enterprises and service providers move to cloud orchestration frameworks, such as OpenStack, in their data centers.

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