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According to a GAO study*, Federal agencies spend four times more taxpayer dollars maintaining outdated IT systems than they spend on investing in new technologies. The White House has made it clear that modernizing the government’s IT infrastructure across federal and defense agencies is critical for both the security

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Data Center Modernization

by Marcus Thordal ‎09-14-2018 02:43 PM - edited ‎09-14-2018 02:54 PM (1,361 Views)

What's NEXT for your data?

We are excited to showcase the Brocade© SAN portfolio at Hitachi NEXT 2018. 

Instrumented with automation tools based on RESTful API support on the switches, the Brocade© SAN portfolio now include a new enterprise switch Brocade G630 and port blade FC32-64; delivering the highest density Gen6 switch and blade in the market both with built in analytics for NVMe.

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The Real Deal

by Marcus Thordal on ‎05-01-2018 08:30 AM (5,512 Views)

The theme for DELL Technologies World is Make it Real with regards to Digital Transformation of the business; at Brocade we have packed our booth full of experts and great demonstrations to show you the latest and greatest in automated and modernized storage networking the foundation for your Digital Transformation -in short, The Real Deal!

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The Power of Automation

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎04-10-2018 06:00 AM (7,511 Views)

Enterprises rely heavily on their technology investments to gain a competitive edge, and more importantly, keep up with the demands from an always-on data center. Over the years, IT jobs have become more difficult because of the complexity from growing data assets, multiple management tools, increasing pressure to extract intelligence from the data, and overall volume of data they need to store and protect. In fact, according to ESG’s research, 68% of IT decision makers say that IT is more complex than 

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Modernizing the data center

by Marcus Thordal ‎08-17-2017 03:33 PM - edited ‎08-22-2017 01:33 PM (17,122 Views)

Are you ready to challenge the ordinary, modernize and build your data center for tomorrow?

For VMworld 2017, Brocade has packed a booth full of experts and great demonstrations to inspire and learn on our joint path to pioneer the future.

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If you’re in the storage business you realize that NVMe is the next big transformation coming. This technology promises ultra-fast applications due to a significant decrease in data access latency versus HDDs (and even today’s SSDs!). NVMe will be like switching on “ludicrous-speed” for these leading-edge applications,

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What if you could set up your SAN in as much time as it takes to make a cup of coffee? Even a first-time user can quickly set up and configure a SAN fabric with the simplicity that is built in to

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Flash Back and Flash Forward: The All-Flash Data Center Is Already Here

by Scott Shimomura on ‎05-08-2017 10:00 AM - last edited on ‎05-09-2017 08:09 AM by Community Manager (15,836 Views)

Can you believe it all started over 20 years ago? Since 1995, Fibre Channel has been a key enabler of every new wave of storage innovation in the data center. It began by enabling shared storage and later led to mainstream adoption of server virtualization. Today, Fibre Channel is all about

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Fibre Channel reigns as data center champion, learn how at Dell EMC World 2017

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎04-27-2017 12:43 PM - last edited on ‎04-27-2017 06:50 PM by Community Manager (14,004 Views)

In the data center, storage has experienced significant technology shifts across the board with one theme remaining constant; the customer’s unwavering expectation for performance and reliability. The impact storage has on an enterprise’s livelihood has increased over the years with gains in competitive advantage deli

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The Best Treasures in Connectrix B-Series

by AJ Casamento on ‎04-18-2017 08:57 AM (20,288 Views)

Easter egg hunts were a fun memory from my childhood. And that of course, given that I’m a bit of a geek about IT, made me think of the practice of hiding “Easter eggs” in applications, games and video content. And of course I thought; “In the whole

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Hands up for NVMe

by Curt.Beckmann ‎04-13-2017 03:10 PM - edited ‎04-14-2017 01:32 PM (39,008 Views)

I recently attended the Persistent Memory Summit (PMS), a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) event. Why was a storage industry organization focusing on memory? Well, the theme was “Delivering on the Convergence of Storage and Memory.” A bold statement like that prompts the engineer in me to say

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Affordable Gen 6 - Flash-Ready Without Compromise

by Celeste Crystal on ‎03-27-2017 09:58 PM - last edited on ‎03-28-2017 09:28 AM by Community Manager (15,196 Views)

Today marks a breakthrough moment; one which fundamentally redefines the economics of the storage infrastructure equation. After tens of thousands of conversations with our customers, decades of deploying best-in-class solutions, and thousands of product launch team hours, we’ve achieved an industry milestone by

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Partners In Mission Critical Enterprise Storage: Brocade Gen 6 And Infinidat

by ene ‎08-22-2016 03:06 PM - edited ‎08-22-2016 08:18 PM (9,835 Views)

When it comes to large-scale, mission-critical workloads, INFINIDAT leads in enterprise storage by focusing on the evolving requirements of the datacenter.  Our unique, flash-optimized storage architecture

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INFINIDAT Guest Post: Teaming Up to Stop Legacy Infrastructure Band-Aids

by ene ‎01-20-2016 02:23 PM - edited ‎03-10-2016 04:25 PM (10,770 Views)

Clients should not have to make choices between availability, scalability, and performance manageability. Enterprise Storage should be easy-to-deploy and seamless to manage. At INFINIDAT we believe in the importance of storage without compromise. To do so, we recommend pairing our revolutionary InfiniBox with a strong partner ecosystem to deliver best-in-class datacenter solutions for our clients.

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Move over Godzilla. There is a new sheriff in town.

 

EMC unleashed “The Beast” this week at EMC World, which is their new aptly named software upgrade for XtremIO 3.X all-flash storage that more than doubles supported all-flash capacity to 40TB, with the ability to cluster eight of these monsters together with consistent and predictable sub-millisecond performance.

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EMC World 2015: More About IP Extension

by mdetrick ‎05-06-2015 08:00 AM - edited ‎05-06-2015 11:55 AM (15,026 Views)

IPEX is based on 5 pillars. These tenants are distinctly different, crucial to many environments, and made up the design criteria for Brocade Extension Engineering. To review, they are:

 

  • High Performance (covered in part 2 of 3 in this series)
  • Operational Excellence
  • Superior Availability
  • Strong Security
  • Easy Deployment 

Today, we will discuss the remaining four pillars.

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EMC World 2015: Take Control with IP Extension

by mdetrick on ‎05-04-2015 07:30 AM (15,713 Views)

Good morning EMC World 2015! Here we are again in Las Vegas pursuing the latest technological advancements for our storage and cloud environments.

 

This year EMC and Brocade are proud to present something entirely new: IPEX (IPEX = IP Extension) on the Brocade 7840 (EMC Connectrix MP-7840B). You say, Hummm… Why do I need extension for IP? I’m sure you’re thinking, can’t I just handoff my IP storage flows to the network? Of course, I hope the Network Admins meet their SLAs (Service Level Agreements) so I can meet mine! Who out there wants to have SLA responsibility that in turn relies on the network SLA, of which you have no control? Yep, that’s what I thought… No One!

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