Thursday, 05 May 2016 09:50

Brocade delivers Gen 6 storage networks for new EMC unity storage


Flash is fundamentally changing the requirements for the network in the modern data centre and Brocade’s Gen 6 fibre channel and IP storage networking technologies are part of EMC’s all-flash offerings.

Brocade has announced that its Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage networking technologies are providing a network foundation enabling customers of the  to optimise the performance, availability, and reliability of their storage deployments.

EMC Unity is a modern midrange storage solution, engineered from the ground up to meet customer requirements for all-flash, affordability, flexibility and simplicity. To achieve maximum value from the EMC Unity Family of solutions, organisations require a modern storage network that is easy to deploy and manage without sacrificing performance or reliability. Brocade® Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage technologies provide an agile and easy-to-deploy network foundation between servers and EMC Unity all-flash and hybrid storage that eliminates bottlenecks for high-transaction, mixed workloads in flash-based arrays.

“Flash is fundamentally changing the requirements for the network in the modern data centre,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking, Brocade. “Brocade’s purpose-built networking for storage and the EMC Unity solution form the perfect union of simplicity, performance and affordability that will support any storage deployment. Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage networking will unleash the full power and efficiencies of EMC flash storage.”

Complementing the EMC Unity solution’s simplicity and ease of use, Brocade Fabric Vision™ technology simplifies network management through innovative monitoring and diagnostics to anticipate and preempt problems before they impact operations. This technology leverages Brocade’s 20 years of best practices in automating complex tasks, resulting in a dramatic reduction in operational costs.

“Brocade is a trusted name in the world of demanding data centre networks,” Jeff Boudreau, senior vice president and general manager, Core Technologies Division, EMC Corporation. “Brocade Fibre Channel and IP storage networking solutions are ideally suited to extend the simplicity, flexibility and performance features that the EMC Unity solution provides.”


Brocade storage switches and related storage management software are branded and sold by EMC as part of the EMC Connectrix product family through EMC channel partners.

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Ray Shaw  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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