Brocade expands enterprise mobility and SAN biz

Enterprise networking vendor Brocade announced its Open Mobility Solutions Program to assure the best performance to wireless network vendors running on Brocade wired network infrastructure.

This program addresses the need for new capabilities to support new technologies such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN). It will offer unified wired and wireless experience through partnerships with wireless network vendors.

Brocade has completed third-party certification testing with wireless network vendors, including Aerohive, Aruba, and Ruckus to ensure compatibility.

Brocade has partnered with wireless network vendor to integrate the Brocade ICX switches with their solutions.

Jason Nolet, senior vice president of the Switching, Routing, and Analytics Products Group at Brocade, said: “We are pleased to announce that Aerohive and Ruckus are joining our program in recognition that together we can provide unique added value to our customers.”

Meanwhile, Brocade announced its partnership with Huawei to expand Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs) business in China.

Huawei will sell Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel director and fixed-port switches in addition to the embedded Fibre Channel switches integrated with Huawei x86-based blade servers. Brocade switches are integrated and qualified with Huawei OceanStor enterprise servers and storage arrays for mission-critical workloads.

“China’s robust economy has created a tremendous growth market for networked Fibre Channel storage,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president, storage networking, Brocade.

Huawei is selling its solutions featuring OceanStor storage and Brocade SAN fabrics to industry sectors such as government, finance, carriers, energy, transportation and manufacturing.

Arya MM
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