Brocade offers G610 switch with Gen 6 fibre channel technology

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Brocade today announced a storage switch, the Brocade G610, for the all-flash data center which will give up to 32 Gbps performance, leveraging the power of Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology.

G610 is an entry-level switch designed for a variety of environments ranging from small shared storage fabrics to network edge deployments in data centers.

It offers high performance, proven reliability and affordable access to industry-leading Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology. To support their ever-evolving storage environments, organizations can start with eight ports and grow on demand with up to 24 ports per switch.

The use of all-flash arrays for consolidation of mission-critical primary storage workloads is increasing rapidly. By 2020, IDC predicts that these types of systems will drive over 80 percent of all primary storage revenues.

Additionally, Brocade announced expanded monitoring capabilities through Fabric Vision technology with the availability of VM Insight. VM Insight delivers proactive visibility into the health and performance of individual virtual machines (VMs) to help administrators uncover issues before applications are affected.

Digital transformation, the rapid adoption of flash storage and the emergence of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) are driving new requirements for a modern infrastructure that can optimize application performance and adapt to evolving data center needs.

The networking solution provider said Gen 6 Fibre Channel SAN solutions are designed to provide digital enterprises with superior performance, non-stop availability and built-in NVMe capabilities for all-flash data centers.

“The Brocade G610 switch and VM Insight reinforce Brocade’s continued commitment to Fibre Channel innovation to help customers derive more value from their applications and infrastructure,” said Jack Rondoni, senior vice president of storage networking at Brocade.

“Together with our partner ecosystem, Brocade is making it easy and affordable to deploy Fibre Channel solutions while extending monitoring capabilities in Fabric Vision technology so customers can have unparalleled visibility of VM-level application performance within the storage network.”

The entire Brocade Gen 6 product family with Fabric Vision technology now includes VM Insight.  Using integrated sensors, this new capability allows administrators to monitor VM statistics and quickly identify abnormal VM behaviors.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise started shipping the Brocade G610 switch. Dell EMC said it will continue collaboration with Brocade to provide Connectrix Fibre Channel SAN solutions. ADVA Optical Networking, Broadcom, Cavium QLogic, Fujitsu, H3C, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei and many more have showed their thumbs up.

G610 switch is available now through Brocade and its channel partners. Other Brocade OEM partners plan to start shipping the new switch in the second quarter of 2017. VM Insight is currently available.