Brocade Fabric Vision technology maximizes uptime, simplifies SAN deployment

Infotech Lead Asia: Brocade announced the launch of Brocade Fabric Vision technology, a storage area networking (SAN) hardware and software solution.

The new SAN solution maximizes uptime, simplifies SAN deployment and management, and provides better visibility and insight into the storage network.

Brocade also announced the fixed-configuration SAN switch along with enhancements to its fabric management software.

Jason Nolet, vice president of the Data Center Networking Group at Brocade, said: “Today’s announcement underscores our investment and laser-focus on leading the Fibre Channel industry with innovative technology and solutions built upon standards-based networking and management.”

The new Brocade 6520 Switch addresses enterprises’ issues with 96 Fibre Channel ports in a 2U form factor, delivering industry-leading port density and space utilization for data center consolidation projects.

The density of the Brocade 6520 means fewer inter-switch links, fewer cables and fewer switches to manage — resulting in more reliable fabrics and lower overall costs.

Epsilon manages more than 180 million loyalty members worldwide and delivers more than 42 billion permission-based emails annually.

Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel fabrics and Fabric Vision technology provides a solid foundation across multiple data centers that enable it to meet customer needs.

David Kegley, director, Enterprise Storage Delivery, Epsilon, said: “We rely on Brocade’s enhanced management suite to provide greater SAN insight and control, which supports our ability to drive the new hyper-speed of marketing by blending leading-edge marketing technology services with the deepest supply of marketing data.”

The new Brocade 6520 Switch and new Brocade Network Advisor 12.0 are available through Brocade OEM partners Fujitsu, HP and NetApp, as well as through Brocade channel partners.

Jeff Baher, director of Product Marketing, Dell Enterprise Solution Group, said: “The Brocade 6520 SAN Switch is a complement to our recent Compellent Storage Center 6.3 update, providing additional levels of scalability for larger SAN deployments.”

These new products will be offered later this year by other OEM partners, including Dell, EMC and HDS. For pricing information, please contact these Brocade partners.

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