Joint innovation for fast and efficient Storage Area Networks
Dell and Brocade have a long-standing partnership of developing products and solutions designed to solve complex business issues by improving efficiency, network availability, end-to-end scalability and total cost of ownership (TCO).
Together, we equip organizations with diverse technology solutions and a clear evolutionary path toward next-generation data center architectures based on open, standards-based computing, networking and storage technologies. Dell has integrated Brocade® switches into our enterprise-class storage networking solutions to enhance functionality, reduce risk and lower total cost of ownership. Storage networking solutions featuring Brocade include:
- Dell™ Compellent™ Storage Center Storage Area Network (SAN) — This solution combines a powerful data movement engine, intelligent software and Brocade Gen5 switches with Fibre Channel technology to redefine efficiency, productivity, agility and scalability in an enterprise storage network
- Dell PowerVault™ MD3800f Storage Area Network (SAN) — The Dell PowerVault SAN solution provides end-to-end enhanced enterprise-class functionality and meets escalating performance requirements for high availability and high performance while maintaining ease of use
- Dell Compellent FS8600 Network Attached Storage (NAS) — The FS8600 adds scale-out network and Brocade Gen5 Switch storage with Fibre Channel technology to Dell Compellent’s product portfolio and introduces the Dell Fluid File System to the Dell Compellent storage environment
Pairing the Dell Fluid Data architecture with Brocade's 16 Gbps Fibre Channel infrastructure helps Dell customers realize flexibility, reliability and simplicity for their SAN environments and supports next-generation applications and services within highly virtualized, cloud-optimized environments.
Learn more about the Brocade family of SAN switches