Brocade made two significant network virtualization collaboration outcome announcements at VMworld today.
- The first is a new gateway that enables customers to connect the virtual network with the physical assets in the data center. The Brocade VDX® switch family, running VCS Fabric technology, serves as the foundation for the new Brocade VCS Gateway for the VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform.. At the event, Brocade is demonstrating the VCS Gateway with an EMC storage VNX series.
- The second is integration of Brocade SAN Analytics into VMware’s vCenter Operations Management Suite, to improve SAN management control of virtualized data centers by correlating SAN health with VM performance. Brocade Fabric Vision technology is the foundation for this integration, by delivering diagnostic, monitoring, and management capabilities that maximize network uptime, simplify SAN management, and provide unprecedented visibility and insight across the storage network.