Brocade offers Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN solutions for EMC all-Flash storage

Brocade has launched Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions designed to deliver high-performance foundation for EMC Enterprise and all-Flash storage systems.

Fibre Channel SANs and Flash storage are key elements in the new EMC VMAX3 and XtremIO systems, designed for the data center.

As a foundation for these new solutions, Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN directors and switches, sold by EMC under the Connectrix brand, are purpose-built to support highly virtualized cloud infrastructures and are optimized for all-flash array storage systems, the company said.

Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel switches are designed to maximize system performance, scalability, manageability and availability in all-flash storage.

Fibre Channel delivers benefits like highest-bandwidth capability, fast application response time and superior reliability, Brocade said.

“As part of a shared storage solution, the new features and capabilities built into our flash-enabled VMAX3 and XtremIO all-flash arrays deliver breakthrough application and workload acceleration, consolidation, and agility benefits across the data center and are optimized for the power of these next-generation hybrid and all-flash array storage systems that enable applications to perform tasks significantly faster,” said Barry Ader, vice president, EMC Corporation.

Brocade Fabric Vision technology complements and enhances the advanced VMAX3 management tools by providing unprecedented visibility and insight across the storage network to maximize uptime and simplify SAN management.

Together, the VMAX3 management tools and Fabric Vision technology allow SAN administrators to realize considerable time savings, along with a comprehensive and holistic view of their storage environment, Brocade said.

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