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Brocade Delivers Modern Storage Networks For New Emc Unity Storage

Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP Storage Networking Technologies Support Always-On Business Operations for Flash-Enabled Data Centers

Brocade today announced that its GEN 6 FIBRE BrocadeCHANNELand IP STORAGE NETWORKING technologies are providing a network foundation enabling customers of the EMC® Unity solution to optimize the performance, availability, and reliability of their storage deployments.

Announced at EMC World, EMC UNITY is a modern midrange storage solution, engineered from the ground up to meet customer requirements for all-flash, affordability, flexibility and simplicity. To achieve maximum value from the EMC Unity Family of solutions, organizations require a modern storage network that is easy to deploy and manage without sacrificing performance or reliability. Brocade® Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage technologies provide an agile and easy-to-deploy network foundation between servers and EMC Unity all-flash and hybrid storage that eliminates bottlenecks for high-transaction, mixed workloads in flash-based arrays.

“Flash is fundamentally changing the requirements for the network in the modern data center,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking, Brocade. “Brocade’s purpose-built networking for storage and the EMC Unity solution form the perfect union of simplicity, performance and affordability that will support any storage deployment. Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage networking will unleash the full power and efficiencies of EMC flash storage.”

Complementing the EMC Unity solution’s simplicity and ease of use, Brocade Fabric Vision™ technology simplifies network management through innovative monitoring and diagnostics to anticipate and preempt problems before they impact operations. This technology leverages Brocade’s 20 years of best practices in automating complex tasks, resulting in a dramatic reduction in operational costs.

“Brocade is a trusted name in the world of demanding data center networks,” Jeff Boudreau, senior vice president and general manager, Core Technologies Division, EMC Corporation. “Brocade Fibre Channel and IP storage networking solutions are ideally suited to extend the simplicity, flexibility and performance features that the EMC Unity solution provides.”

Availability
Brocade storage switches and related storage management software are branded and sold by EMC as part of the EMC Connectrix® product family. The EMC Connectrix Fibre Channel and IP storage networking portfolio for the EMC Unity solution is now available through EMC channel partners.

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