May 10

Brocade Delivers Modern Storage Networks for New Dell EMC All-Flash Arrays

Brocade has announced that its GEN 6 FIBRE CHANNEL technologies provide the network foundation that enables customers of Dell EMC® all-flash array solutions to optimize the performance, availability and reliability of their storage deployments.

At Dell EMC World, Dell EMC announced significant updates to its all-flash storage portfolio. Dell EMC introduced the VMAX 950F, representing significant updates to its flagship VMAX enterprise storage platform. It also announced XtremIO X2, the second generation of its market-leading, purpose-built all-flash array. Finally, the company unveiled new midrange products, including four new all-flash array models to the Dell EMC Unity storage family, along with a refreshed Dell EMC SC Series hardware platform that offers one of the lowest $/GB in the industry. To maximize the value of these Dell EMC all-flash solutions, organizations require a modern storage network that unleashes the full performance and value of flash storage while delivering unmatched network reliability and scale. Brocade® Gen 6 Fibre Channel technologies provide an agile and easy-to-deploy network foundation between servers and Dell EMC all-flash storage to help eliminate bottlenecks for high-transaction, mixed workloads in flash-based arrays.

"As the first to market with Gen 6 Fibre Channel, Brocade continues to drive innovation to help customers derive more value from their applications and infrastructure," said Jack Rondoni, senior vice president of storage networking, Brocade. "Brocade Fibre Channel solutions have been an integral part of every wave of innovation in the data center and will enable next-generation storage technologies based on NVMe. Together, Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel and Dell EMC flash storage will help customers redefine business value through unprecedented application performance and infrastructure consolidation."

The Brocade Gen 6 product portfolio includes Fabric Vision technology which simplifies network management through proactive monitoring and diagnostics. IO Insight, the industry's only integrated SAN sensor technology, provides deeper visibility into the IO performance of storage infrastructure. VM Insight delivers proactive visibility into the health and performance of individual virtual machines to help administrators uncover issues before applications are affected.

"Our customers are expecting more out of their IT infrastructure. They want simplified, integrated solutions that drive more efficiency and value to help them seamlessly adapt to evolving data center requirements," said Suresh Sathyamurthy, vice president of marketing, Storage and Data Protections Division, Dell EMC. "The powerful combination of Dell EMC all-flash storage and Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel provides customers with the solutions they need to transform their IT infrastructure and operate in a digital world."

Availability
Brocade storage switches and related storage management software are branded and sold by Dell EMC as part of the Dell EMC Connectrix®product family. The Dell EMC Connectrix Fibre Channel networking portfolio is now available through Dell EMC channel partners.