Storage Networks

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 (12,465 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


Data can enable the insights that lead to better decisions and organizations to be more effective. But reaching these insights often requires a high performance network and integrated infrastructure that’s ready for



In IP Storage Backup and Recovery the Network Matters

by David Eoff on ‎04-27-2017 05:30 AM (8,970 Views)

Given that data is at the heart of any business, it's crucial to protect it with backup and disaster recovery technologies. Regulatory and competitive pressures, increasingly complex and distributed IT environments, rapid data



Storage, networking and virtual advances are driving a huge impact in the world of media and entertainment.  At Brocade customers such as The Jim Henson Company, Jamfilled Entertainment, Vice Media and other media and entertainment companies globally, these technologies are being leveraged in pre- and post- production to greatly improve




Hands up for NVMe

by Curt.Beckmann ‎04-13-2017 03:10 PM - edited ‎04-14-2017 01:32 PM (30,061 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


Brocade VM Insight Eliminates the Guessing Game

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎03-28-2017 05:00 AM (17,035 Views)

If I told you that enterprise IT organizations are playing the game “Guess How Many Jelly Beans Are in The Jar” with their Virtual Machines (VMs), would you call me crazy?

Applying Brocade VM Insight into the IT infrastructure will eliminate the guess work an quickly determine the source of VM/application performance anomalies, as well as help provision and fine-tune the infrastructure based on VM/application requirements to meet service-level objectives.



Not All Flash Systems Are The Same

by Marc Angelinovich on ‎03-08-2017 10:18 AM (18,499 Views)

As Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida promised last year, HDS is now upgrading its Virtual Storage Platform Flash environments to support Gen 6 Fibre Channel’s 32Gb speeds.



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 (6,458 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


EMC World 2015: More About IP Extension

by mdetrick ‎05-06-2015 08:00 AM - edited ‎05-06-2015 11:55 AM (11,018 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.


EMC World 2015: Take Control with IP Extension

by mdetrick on ‎05-04-2015 07:30 AM (10,342 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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