The combined EMC and Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel solution enables best-in-class networking and storage to support highly virtualized cloud infrastructures. 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.
"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," said Isabelle Guis, Vice President, Marketing, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC Corporation.
"As the SAN market leader, Brocade offers the industry's broadest offerings for Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN connectivity solutions that enable EMC Connectrix and VMAX customers to create the most reliable and highest-performing storage networks," said
Unique to the Brocade Fibre Channel SAN family, Fabric Vision technology is a hardware and software solution that helps IT organizations accelerate new SAN deployments, optimize resources and dramatically reduce operational costs. With Fabric Vision technology, 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.
Availability and Pricing
The EMC end-to-end Gen 5 Fibre Channel solutions are now available from EMC and its global network of channel partners. For pricing information, please contact EMC at emc.com.
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