Brocade Fabric Vision technology aims to offer advanced storage area network (SAN) solution

Networking major Brocade says its new Brocade Fabric Vision technology delivers advanced storage area network (SAN) management solution.

Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS) and Flow Vision features simplify SAN administration and reduce operational costs, while further improving the availability and performance of Brocade Fibre Channel SANs.

With Fabric Vision technology, a hardware and software solution that helps IT organizations accelerate new SAN deployments, administrators have new tools and automation that simplify day-to-day SAN management tasks, increase productivity and enable management of SAN infrastructures to ensure better availability and performance.

“Fibre Channel continues to be the data center technology of choice to support the growing demands of highly virtualized environments, cloud architectures and new flash-based storage because it delivers the highest levels of reliability, scalability and network performance,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president, Data Center Storage and Solutions, at Brocade.


Organizations can reduce operational costs by configuring MAPS policies across an entire fabric or multiple fabrics. In addition, MAPS allows for customizing rules for specific ports across fabrics at one time using a single dialog box, said Brocade.

An integrated dashboard displays a health report for each switch, along with details on out-of-policy conditions, to help administrators quickly pinpoint potential issues and easily identify trends and other behaviors occurring in a switch or fabric.

Together, MAPS, Flow Vision and Brocade Network Advisor provide a fabric-wide, threshold-based monitoring and alerting solution that enables proactive management to improve availability while dramatically simplifying SAN administration and reducing operational costs.

Brocade Fabric Vision technology, including MAPS and Flow Vision, is available now as an optional license through select Brocade OEM and channel partners, including HP. Fabric Vision technology will be available from other Brocade OEM partners later this year.

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