Brocade, a provider of data storage networking solutions, has announced that the company's storage area networking (SAN) management technology is now available for more than 50,000 joint EMC and Brocade.
The firm said that customers can use and experience the virtualisation benefits of the EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage Platform within highly virtualised cloud environments.
Brocade Network Advisor SAN management software has been integrated with the EMC ViPR platform to create a modern storage architecture that enables policy-based automation for managing and provisioning both EMC and non-EMC storage infrastructure, using the industry-standard Storage Management Initiative (SMI) interface.
This integration will aim to help reduce data centre costs and complexity for both current and future application deployments by using Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN solutions enhanced with Brocade Fabric Vision technology. Brocade Network Advisor is sold by EMC as Connectrix Manager Converged Network Edition (CMCNE).
EMC SAN customers can now use the EMC ViPR platform to leverage existing storage infrastructures for traditional data centre workloads, as well as provision new EMC ViPR Object Data Service and EMC ViPR HDFS Service through access to Amazon S3 and OpenStack Swift for next generation workloads.
All of these capabilities can be run with enterprise storage, including the EMC VMAX, VPLEX, VNX, Atmos and Isilon families, as well as commodity storage.
Jack Rondoni, VP, Data Centre Storage and Solutions, said: "Fibre Channel continues to be the dominant storage type deployed for virtualized environments and the Brocade integration with the EMC ViPR platform enhances those deployments by enabling new use cases built on top of the most reliable and highest-performing storage network.
"Brocade and EMC customers can leverage existing and future investments in Fibre Channel SAN with full confidence, knowing that Brocade and EMC are both fully committed to making Fibre Channel an integral storage type in the Software-Defined Data Centre."