Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN connectivity support for EMC VMAX storage

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: Brocade networking solutions help the world's leading organizations with a smooth transition into a world where applications and information reside anywhere. The company announced that end-to-end Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) solutions are now supported with the EMC VMAX product family.


In order to support highly virtualized cloud infrastructures, the combined EMC and Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel solution enables best-in-class networking and storage. This solution allows enterprises to deploy a storage infrastructure featuring EMC Connectrix 16 Gbps Fibre Channel modular and fixed-port switches and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel-capable VMAX storage arrays. Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN switches are sold by EMC under the Connectrix brand.

Isabelle Guis, VP, Marketing, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC Corporation said: "EMC and Brocade continue to collaborate to deliver customers best-in-class storage and SAN products to support the ever-increasing demands for performance and mission criticality in virtualized cloud environments. VMAX now offers 16 Gbps Fibre Channel to leverage Brocade's Gen 5 Fibre SAN connectivity solution on Connectrix, allowing enterprises to future-proof their data centers while adding our newest technology."

Jack Rondoni, VP, Data Center Storage and Solutions, Brocade said: "We are excited that EMC is now delivering enhanced VMAX storage arrays that can fully leverage the breakthrough capabilities we have designed into our Gen 5 SAN solutions that help simplify administration and reduce operational costs. These innovations also include our recently announced Fabric Vision technology, combing to create the industry's most advanced SAN management solution."

With Fabric Vision technology, unique to Brocade Fibre Channel SAN family, administrators have new tools and automation capabilities that simplify day-to-day SAN management tasks, increase productivity and enable more proactive management of SAN infrastructures to help ensure the highest levels of availability and performance.