Brocade to fuel Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals data center

Enterprise networking vendor Brocade said it’s supplying Fiber Channel storage networking switching solutions to Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) to support its data center operations.

The duration of the networking deal is five years, said Brocade.

The Brocade 8510 Backbones allows Hactl to re-architect its storage network, reduce operating costs and provide a robust high-performance foundation to support more data-intensive applications.

The company said, the Brocade solution was designed and implemented by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Professional Services.

The Brocade 8510 Backbones support fabric virtualization such that Hactl’s production, development and disaster recovery environments have their own storage fabrics running over the same switching infrastructure, maintaining the required levels of data and fault isolation without increasing cost and complexity.

Hactl’s new SAN infrastructure streamlines troubleshooting with all the information administrators need consolidated into a single Web-based dashboard with Brocade Fabric Vision technology.

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According to the company, SAN can also run non-stop and utilize the latest functionality, without the need for maintenance windows.

Hactl will upgrade its tier 1 and tier 2 storage arrays to fully exploit Gen 5 Fiber Channel performance.

Additionally, Hactl will also migrate from the company’s existing tape-based backup system to backups in the cloud using the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbones’ integrated metro and global SAN extension capabilities.

Few days ago, EMC deployed Brocade’s Fiber Channel and IP-based storage networking technologies as a key component for customer solutions based on the new EMC XtremIO 4.0 all-flash storage arrays.

Shilpa Khatri

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