Brocade Challenges Data Center Networking Status Quo at EMC World 2014

Press release - KL -  May 6, 2014 :

At EMC World in Las Vegas today, Brocade, the leader in data centre fabric networking solutions, announced additional integration of the company’s storage area networking (SAN) management technology into the EMC® ViPR™ Software-Defined Storage Platform to support larger SANs within highly virtualized cloud environments. New integration for the EMC ViPR platform combines Fibre Channel routing and logical SAN (LSAN) zoning with Brocade Network Advisor SAN management software to enable policy-based automation for managing and provisioning both EMC and non-EMC storage infrastructure within medium to large enterprise SANs using the industry-standard Storage Management Initiative (SMI) interface.

At the event, Brocade is showcasing its cloud-optimised networking products and fully integrated EMC® solutions, and Brocade technical experts are delivering presentations to educate attendees on Brocade® fabric-based networks and their ability to provide the scalability, high performance and operational simplicity needed to transform data centres into highly virtualised and cloud environments.

Topics covered, include network readiness for EMC Cloud Storage using IP network designs and use cases to illustrate market drivers and benefits of scale-out IP storage networks and the benefits of deploying converged versus dedicated IP storage networks; and the hybrid cloud architectures and technologies needed to best implement them within enterprise data centres – including deployment examples of Fibre Channel SANs with EMC ViPR software-defined storage and the roles VMware vCloud, VMware NSX, OpenStack, SDN and NFV play in helping organizations more easily create cloud services.

Brocade experts are also talking about using Fabric Vision Technology to automate SAN monitoring to improve application availability and performance and lower operational costs inhigher-density virtualized environments that have new and evolving workloads; and about cloud-optimized Brocade SAN fabric solutions built on the Gen 5 (16 Gbps) Fibre Channel standard to delivergreater levels of flexibility for data centre consolidation, expansion and refresh projects.