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Brocade augments EMC's Newest All-Flash Storage Systems for Enhancing Growth

By CR Team   |   Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Bangalore: The industry leader in networking solutions and services, Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) has announced that its technology Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions is found to be a reliable and high-performance platform for the newest systems that were announced recently by EMC, an U.S. based multinational corporation. The new range of all-flash storage models covers EMC VMAX3 and XtremIO systems.

Headquartered in California, the 1995 born Brocade specializes in data and storage networking products. With the current market cap of $3.96 billion, the brand caters to varied industries and customers across 160 countries. As a company’s major offering, Gen 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions helps mission-critical data centers to deliver unmatched reliability, simplicity and 16 Gbps performance.

While, the new models EMC VMAX3 and XtremIO are engineered to provide comprehensive end-to-end solutions leveraging businesses to re-explore data centers. To support these enterprise systems, the Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN are being sold as directors and switches by EMC under the Connectrix brand name. The new form supports highly virtualized cloud infrastructures and is apt for the all-flash storage model range.

Backed up with the open enterprise data service platform, EMC VMAX3 is built such that it supports the GEN 5 Fibre Channel SAN Solutions completely offering more scalable and simplified management. In addition, another innovation of Brocade, Fabric Vision Technology along with network Advisor embraces key SAN health and analytics integration to VMware vCloud Suite and VMW are Log Insight that boosts up the diagnostic, monitoring and management capabilities. The fabric vision technology is set-up to maximize uptime, simplify SAN management and minimize costs.

“EMC Connectrix networks form the bedrock for private- and hybrid-cloud infrastructures that allow our market leading hybrid and all-flash-enabled storage to deliver the most powerful, trusted and agile solutions to meet customers’ current and future business demands. As part of a shared storage solution, the new features and capabilities built into our flash-enabled VMAX3 and XtremIO all-flash arrays deliver breakthrough application and workload acceleration, consolidation, and agility benefits across the data center and are optimized for the power of these next-generation hybrid and all-flash array storage systems that enable applications to perform tasks significantly faster,” says Barry Ader, Vice President, EMC Corporation.


“Today, as EMC redefines the possible for data center storage, the network is even more critical to help ensure application availability and performance,” says Gabriel Breeman, OEM and Channel Partner Director, Asia Pacific, Brocade. “In addition, new integration for XtremIO all-flash storage with the EMC ViPR® software-defined storage platform extends our joint efforts to enable policy-based automation for managing and provisioning both EMC and non-EMC storage infrastructure within medium to large enterprise SANs”.

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