EMC's VNX series of midrange storage

Brocade Updates SAN Management for EMC Storage

Brocade announced updates to fabric technology for customers deploying virtualization and private cloud architectures running on the new EMC VNXe 3200 storage array and EMC Data Domain deduplication storage system at last week’s EMC World conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The enhancements complement Fibre Channel connectivity offered by the two new entry-level EMC systems.

“Midrange enterprises deploying EMC VSPEX solutions have many of the same requirements faced by large enterprises in supporting virtualization and private cloud initiatives, including maintaining high application availability and responsive support level agreements,” Jack Rondoni, vice president of data center storage and solutions at Brocade, said. “Because SANs play a crucial role in each of these areas, we optimized Brocade Fabric Vision technology and Brocade Network Advisor to enable customers to better leverage the Fibre Channel functionality designed into the new EMC VNXe and Data Domain solutions.”

Brocade Fabric Vision technology aims to simplify the setup and ongoing operation of the new EMC storage and data protection systems.

Customizable dashboard views provide early warning of potential problems and help IT staff to visualize overall fabric health and performance to reduce operational costs. Brocade Network Advisor Professional, an essential element of Brocade Fabric Vision technology, has new features to support mid-sized environments, including dual-fabric redundant paths between servers and storage that deliver enterprise-class reliability and availability.

Brocade Fabric Vision technology is available now and the new Brocade Network Advisor Professional version will be available in the third quarter through EMC and its global network of channel partners.

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