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Brocade Fibre Channel SANs Unifying Element for New EMC VMAX

Says its Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN Solutions Provide High-Performance Foundation for EMC Enterprise and All-Flash Storage Systems

Brocade has revealed that Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions provide a reliable and high-performance foundation to support and enhance new enterprise and all-flash storage systems that were announced today by EMC.

Fibre Channel SANs are a key unifying element for the new EMC VMAX, and XtremIO systems that, as complete end-to-end solutions, allow businesses to redefine what is possible in the data center. As a foundation for these new solutions, Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN directors and switches, sold by EMC under the Connectrix® brand, are purpose-built to support highly virtualized cloud infrastructures and are optimized for all-flash array storage systems that enable applications to perform tasks significantly faster than with traditional disk-based arrays.

“As part of a shared storage solution, the new features and capabilities built into our flash-enabled VMAX3 and XtremIO all-flash arrays deliver breakthrough application and workload acceleration, consolidation, and agility benefits across the data center and are optimized for the power of these next-generation hybrid and all-flash array storage systems that enable applications to perform tasks significantly faster,” said Barry Ader, Vice President, EMC Corporation.

“Today, as EMC redefines the possible for data center storage, the network is even more critical to help ensure application availability and performance,” said Gabriel Breeman, OEM and Channel Partner Director, Asia Pacific, Brocade. “In addition, new integration for XtremIO all-flash storage with the EMC ViPR software-defined storage platform extends our joint efforts to enable policy-based automation for managing and provisioning both EMC and non-EMC storage infrastructure within medium to large enterprise SANs.”

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