Brocade Unlocks Intelligence in the Storage Network with Release of 2 Gbit/sec Enterprise Fabric Switch
Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture Backed
By Forty-five Industry Leaders;
Advanced Features Enhance Storage Applications and Simplify Fabric Management
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD -- Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade(R)) (Nasdaq: BRCD), the world's leading provider of infrastructure for Storage Area Networks (SANs), announced today the general availability of the Brocade SilkWorm(R) 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch, the first in a family of 2 Gigabit per second (Gbit/sec) products designed for the unique requirements of enterprise storage environments. Using Brocade SilkWorm fabric switches, companies can connect servers with storage devices through a SAN, creating a highly reliable, scalable, secure, and manageable environment for storage applications. Based on the company's Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture, the 16-port SilkWorm 3800 increases SAN scalability and reliability, enhances the security of the SAN fabric, and simplifies storage network management. The SilkWorm 3800 is the industry's first fabric switch to deliver the advanced fabric services needed for enterprise storage applications, such as business continuance, storage and server consolidation, and centralized data management, allowing companies to optimize IT assets and increase operational efficiency. More than forty-five industry leaders support Brocade in driving market adoption of 2 Gbit/sec SAN infrastructure. Refer to attached quote sheet. "Enterprises are looking for ways to maximize the return on their IT investment by extracting greater efficiencies. The storage environment is now a leverage point for more efficient management of information resources," said John Webster, Senior Analyst at Illuminata, a leading IT research firm. "Today's announcement by Brocade and further announcements by its OEM partners should be viewed by enterprise users as evidence that SAN fabrics can be the nexus of a centralized, efficient information management strategy." Next-Generation Architecture Enables Advanced Fabric Services The Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture defines a networking foundation to support the unique requirements of enterprise storage applications. The advanced capabilities of the underlying architecture, available today with the SilkWorm 3800, deliver unique new features such as 2 Gbit/sec data rates, aggregated trunking to deliver 8 Gbit/sec speeds between switches in a fabric, and content-based analysis based on the new Brocade Frame Filtering capability. These advanced fabric services automate configuration and operation of the SAN fabric, optimize performance, and increase application availability. With the SilkWorm 3800, Brocade is delivering a new level of unique advanced services: -- Brocade Advanced Zoning allows hardware-enforced, logical partitioning of storage and servers in a SAN. This delivers the highest level of security and prevents unauthorized access to switches. With the SilkWorm 3800, Brocade SANs now support hardware enforcement of zoning by World Wide Name. -- Brocade Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking aggregates bandwidth between switches in a fabric, quadrupling the speed of the links from 2 Gbit/sec to 8 Gbit/sec. ISL Trunking increases fabric performance and fault tolerance, and simplifies administration. -- Brocade Advanced Performance Monitoring enables administrators to track SAN resource usage, proactively plan network capacity, and maximize performance. -- Brocade Fabric Watch(TM) proactively monitors Brocade SAN fabric health and passes threshold alerts and notification information to Brocade or third-party management applications. Both the Brocade SilkWorm 3800 16-port Enterprise Fabric Switch and the SilkWorm 12000 Core Fabric Switch, announced earlier this year, are based on the same next-generation architecture. The SilkWorm 12000 is scheduled for shipments to OEM partners before the end of 2001. "As a global leader in telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom recognizes the value of the Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture as a safe, secure, and easy-to-manage platform. Because of the flexible and reliable Brocade approach to networking storage, we have selected the Brocade SilkWorm 3800 as the foundation of our strategic SAN infrastructure to enable mission critical applications," Guenter Linsner, Executive Vice President, Systemline Storage at T-Systems, a division of Deutsche Telekom AG. "Brocade is pleased to lead the industry in bringing 2 Gbit/sec storage networking infrastructure to market for our partners and customers," said Jay Kidd, Brocade Vice President of Product Marketing. "As end customers deploy and grow SANs to increase operational efficiencies in the datacenter, they look to Brocade to provide the intelligence required by today's storage enterprise." Seamlessly Compatible with World's Largest Installed Base of Storage Area Networks The Brocade SilkWorm 3800 is forward and backward compatible with the entire installed base of Brocade fabric switches -- more than 1,000,000 Fibre Channel ports -- allowing existing Brocade customers to seamlessly migrate from 1 to 2 Gbit/sec SAN environments and deploy a highly scalable and reliable core-to-edge storage networking infrastructure. A Highly Available Platform for Business Continuance True business continuance relies on creating a highly available, redundant network architecture that enables continuous availability of data. Storage environments based on a single, monolithic switching device are at risk of a single point of failure, whether it be a device failure, site failure, or human error. Unlike legacy, monolithic approaches, the Brocade networking model, combined with Advanced Fabric Services, enables 99.999 percent ("five nines") availability within the storage network. With the Brocade networking model and Advanced Fabric Services, companies can easily implement highly available storage network architectures and manage them as a single entity. Availability is enabled on multiple levels in a Brocade-based SAN -- from "hot-swappable" hardware components to completely redundant SAN fabrics. In addition, by internetworking Brocade SANs across metropolitan area networks (MANs) over distance, companies can implement cost-effective business continuance solutions such as data mirroring, data replication, electronic tape vaulting, and remote server clustering. Brocade supports a wide array of solutions for internetworking SANs and has defined solutions with leading vendors such as Cisco Systems, LuxN, Nortel Networks, and ONI Systems. Simplifying the Management of Brocade Fabrics Brocade is also announcing today the availability of Brocade Fabric Manager(TM) 3.0, a software application that configures, monitors, dynamically provisions, and manages multiple Brocade switches and Brocade SAN fabrics from a single console. Fabric Manager extends the suite of management tools for managing Brocade-based SANs and complements enterprise storage and host management applications from Brocade application partners. Using Fabric Manager, administrators can automate common switch and fabric management tasks thereby simplifying the maintenance of the storage area network. Fabric Manager is available today across the entire Brocade SilkWorm product family. Functionality provided in Fabric Manager is also available to Brocade partners through the Brocade Fabric Access(TM) API, which allows easy integration of full Brocade SAN management into third-party SAN applications. Pricing and Availability The Brocade SilkWorm 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch is generally available today through select Brocade OEM partners. Pricing varies by OEM partner and SAN solution configuration. About Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) offers the industry's leading intelligent platform for networking storage. The world's leading systems, applications, and storage vendors have selected Brocade to provide a networking foundation for their SAN solutions. The Brocade SilkWorm(R) family of fabric switches and software is designed to optimize data availability and storage and server resources in the enterprise. Using Brocade solutions, companies can simplify the implementation of storage area networks, reduce the total cost of ownership of data storage environments, and improve network and application efficiency. For more information, visit the Brocade website at www.brocade.com or contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org . Brocade, Extended Fabrics, Fabric Aware, Fabric Integrator, Fabric OS, Fabric Threads, Fabric Watch, Fabric Weaver, QuickLoop, SilkWorm, SilkWorm Express, and SOLUTIONware are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners. Industry Endorsements OEM Partners Compaq "Compaq's ENSA vision is to deliver a fully virtualized global SAN that enables customers to reduce their storage management costs, increase the impact of data access on their business velocity, and leverage this increased power and efficiency into expanded revenue streams," said Mark Lewis, Vice President and General Manager of Compaq's Enterprise Storage Group. "The intelligence in Brocade fabrics provides the key elements required for these kinds of super-robust, high-value enterprise-class storage networks, and the new Silkworm 3800 is an archetypal example of Brocade's commitment to the high-end customer. Compaq expects to begin shipments of this product in December of this year." Dell "Brocade's forward and backward compatibility helps ensure that what customers buy today will work with the technology of tomorrow," said Bruce Kornfeld, Director of Product Marketing, Dell Enterprise Systems Group. "The Brocade SilkWorm 3800 represents a significant value to businesses, protecting existing IT investments while empowering them with the very latest technology." EMC "The Brocade SilkWorm 3800 will deliver the 2 Gbit/sec connectivity to support the bandwidth requirements of the storage enterprise," said Chuck Hollis, EMC Vice President, Markets and Products. "As these new products complete our comprehensive interoperability qualification and acceptance testing, we look forward to making them available to EMC customers worldwide." Fujitsu, Ltd. "We are pleased to work with the market leader, Brocade, as it drives 2 Gbit/sec SAN infrastructure to the marketplace," said Tsutomu Ando, General Manager, File Systems Division of Fujitsu, Ltd. "As companies in the Asia Pacific region build out and scale their storage infrastructure to keep pace with the monumental growth of data, they are now able to take advantage of higher throughput at the core of their storage networks, increasing the capabilities of applications running on them." Fujitsu Siemens Computers "Fujitsu Siemens Computers is pleased to endorse the SilkWorm 3800 as a switch optimized for the unique requirements of enterprise storage environments," said Dr. Helmut Beck, Vice President Line of Business Storage at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. "As companies migrate from direct-attached to network-attached storage architectures and scale their existing SANs, they are looking for a SAN infrastructure that will be compatible with the latest technology. The Brocade SilkWorm 3800, with forward and backward compatibility with the complete Brocade product line, is a natural choice." Hitachi Data Systems "The availability of the Brocade Silkworm 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch is an important event for Hitachi Data Systems and its customers," said Steve East, Vice President, Solution Engineering, Storage Solutions Business Unit, Hitachi Data Systems. "We are now able to offer a complete end-to-end SAN solution based on 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel technology, and customers will be able to take better advantage of the technology, which is already built into our Freedom Storage products." Hitachi, Ltd. "The Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest growing SAN markets, and Hitachi, Ltd. is pleased to work with the market leader, Brocade, to bring SAN solutions to this fast paced market," said Kiyoshi Hisano, General Manager, Strategic Business Planning, Disk Array Systems Division, Hitachi, Ltd. "We are providing customers with RAID systems, under the SANRISE brand name, in Japan. We are currently working to verify interoperability of the SilkWorm 3800 with each Hitachi RAID system model to provide the latest SAN technology to our mutual customers." HP "HP is pleased to see Brocade expanding their switches to the 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel technology," said Mark Thompson, Worldwide Fabric Marketing Manager, HP Network Storage Solutions Organization. "High performance 2 Gbit/sec HP storage solutions integrated with HP OpenView Storage Management software complements HP's FSAM strategy to offer customers solutions for availability, disaster recovery, backup, and information sharing." IBM "IBM is pleased to extend its strategic business relationship with Brocade," said Barry Rudolph, Vice President Disk Storage/Software, IBM Storage Products Division. "The IBM TotalStorage SAN Switch F16, which became generally available on October 12, 2001, is the industry's first end user version of the Brocade SilkWorm 3800 technology. IBM is the first storage provider to offer an end-to-end 2 Gbit/sec solution designed to exploit this next-generation Brocade fabric technology. Because this end-to-end solution is up to twice as powerful as previous solutions, it can reduce the total cost of ownership, simplify SAN management and enable more scalable, larger enterprise SANs." MTI "As an innovator in data storage and data management solutions, MTI has always been pleased to offer the reliability and availability of Brocade-based SANs to our customers worldwide. Brocade's new 2 Gbit/sec SilkWorm 3800 is an attractive networking infrastructure for our next-generation enterprise storage solutions," stated Tom Raimondi, President and CEO of MTI. "The combination of MTI Vivant solutions and Brocade SAN infrastructure provides an ideal environment for all storage applications -- from departmental through the enterprise." NEC "With over one million Fibre Channel ports installed worldwide, Brocade is the de facto standard in storage networking infrastructure. NEC is pleased to make this world-class technology and the Brocade intelligent model for networking storage, available to our customers in Japan," said Yuzo Oomori, General Manager, System File Products Division of NEC. SGI "In keeping with our commitment to deliver high-performance solutions, the new SilkWorm 3800 fabric switch is a strong complement to our complex data management strategy," said Dr. Eng Lim Goh, Chief Technology Officer at SGI. "The combination of SGI TP9400, the CXFS truly shared clustered filesystem, 2 Gbit/sec host bus adapters, and the Brocade SilkWorm 3800 will enable superior throughput performance for big-data and high-bandwidth applications. This consequently translates into increased productivity for our customers." StorageTek "The addition of the SilkWorm 3800 to our extensive line of SAN offerings is the latest example of StorageTek's dedication to joining efforts with other storage industry leaders to offer greater choice and complete cutting-edge solutions for addressing the fast-changing needs of our customers," said John LoPorto, StorageTek Vice President, Storage Networking Business Unit. "We are actively working with these partners and leaders in promoting a common vision for heterogeneous SANs in multi protocol environments to help our customers seamlessly upgrade for increased storage growth, while maximizing usage of their legacy technology." Sun "We are pleased to support Brocade's announcement of the new SilkWorm 3800 and Fabric Manager products," said Kathleen Holmgren, Solutions Group Vice President, Sun Network Storage. "Because Sun is committed to an integratable stack that supports open industry standards, our customers gain the benefit of using a broad range of products from companies like Brocade." Partners and Analysts Agilent Technologies "As a pioneer in 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel, Agilent is excited to be working with Brocade in moving forward 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel technology. Agilent and Brocade have collaborated through the Brocade Fabric Threads Developer Program to verify interoperability between Brocade fabric switches and Agilent HBAs," said Julian Elliott, Vice President and General Manager, Agilent Technologies Storage Networking Division. "The announcement of the SilkWorm 3800 and Fabric Manager establishes that the technology required for scalable and manageable 2 Gbit/sec storage networks in the enterprise is available today." BMC "The Brocade approach to providing an intelligent platform for storage networking enables BMC to more easily deliver SAN-designed management applications for our mutual customers, and the SilkWorm 3800 builds on that approach," said Chris Gahagan, Vice President and General Manager, Recovery and Storage Management, BMC Software. "Customers can gain simplified SAN management while protecting and securing business critical data. The entire Brocade family of products, including the SilkWorm 3800, is supported by the application storage management capabilities that BMC is delivering for Brocade networked storage environments." CA "We are pleased to support the Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture and the newest addition to the Brocade product family, the SilkWorm 3800 with our BrightStor family of storage management solutions. The Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture and their 2 Gbit/sec fabric switches meet the requirements for enterprise class storage networking," said Phil Treide, Vice President of Marketing, Storage Solutions, CA. "2 Gbit/sec infrastructure, like the SilkWorm 3800, provides robust throughput for backup and recovery applications. The product provides an intelligent platform that helps enhance the performance of applications for mission critical business continuance." Crossroads Systems "We realize the Brocade Fabric Aware(TM) Program illustrates the highest standards for interoperability and Crossroads is pleased to be part of that program," said Rich Lautzenheiser, Vice President of Marketing at Crossroads Systems. "Brocade and Crossroads will continue to work together to deliver end-to-end SAN interoperability to our partners and customers and accelerate SAN implementations. We look forward to working with Brocade as it delivers its next-generation intelligent switching platform to the market." Emulex "Emulex and Brocade share a common vision to enable scalable, heterogeneous SANs and are committed to providing our customers with intelligent, high performance storage networking solutions," said Mike Smith, Emulex Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. "Emulex's 2 Gbit/sec HBAs, combined with the new SilkWorm 3800, expand the SAN options for our mutual customers by providing twice the bandwidth while maintaining full compatibility with existing 1 Gbit/sec infrastructures." Eurologic Systems Nick Thickins, Director of Applications Marketing for Eurologic Systems, said, "The availability of 2 Gbit/sec storage technologies like Eurologic's 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel SANbloc(TM) network storage system and Brocade SilkWorm 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch is proof positive that 2 Gbit/sec storage networking capability has arrived. Through participation in Brocade's Fabric Aware(TM) Program, Eurologic's 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel SANbloc was our first 2 Gbit/sec-ready product verified as interoperable with Brocade SAN infrastructure, ensuring our customers the confidence of a pre-tested, certified, and interoperable solution." IDC "Backward compatibility is a highly beneficial characteristic in a new product. This investment protection combined with the ability to provide next generation intelligence is a winning combination," said Robert Gray, Research Manager, IDC. "Brocade with over one million Fibre Channel ports installed, is well positioned to please existing customers with the new SilkWorm 3800 Enterprise Fabric Switch and its ability to integrate intelligence into existing SANs." Illuminata "In uncertain economic times, enterprises are looking for ways to maximize their return on IT investment by extracting greater efficiencies. The storage environment is now seen as a leverage point for more efficient management of information resources," said John Webster, Senior Analyst, Illuminata. "Today's announcement by Brocade and concurrent announcements by its OEM partners should be viewed by enterprise users as evidence that SAN fabrics can be the nexus of a centralized and efficient information management strategy." InterSAN "We are delighted to support the SilkWorm 3800 with our application-based storage area management (SAM) solution," said Karen Dutch, Vice President of Marketing, InterSAN Inc. "As a result, our mutual customers can more efficiently manage large, globally distributed SANs by taking an application-oriented view that simplifies management and enables them to realize the full potential of their investments in compute, server, personnel, and applications." JNI Corporation "JNI and Brocade have worked very closely to assure the smooth transition to open, standards-based 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel technology," said Shaun Walsh, Vice President of Marketing with JNI Corporation. "From the start, products such as the Brocade SilkWorm 3800 2 Gbit/sec switch and JNI FibreStar family of second-generation 2 Gbit/sec host bus adapters have been tested with each other to assure compatibility and interoperability in the storage area network." Kanatek "We are pleased that Brocade is delivering yet another breakthrough in SAN technology, providing Kanatek customers with advanced capabilities that make SANs safer, more secure, and easier to deploy and manage," said Kevin Germann, Senior Manager of Technology at Kanatek. "With the 2 Gbit/sec platform, Brocade's next-generation fabric switch makes it possible for companies today to support their current SAN environments, as well as future requirements for higher throughput and increased performance of the storage enterprise. We see the value of integrating the SilkWorm 3800 into our solutions." KPMG Consulting "Storage networks represent significantly increased efficiencies in the datacenter, empowering enterprises to optimize storage resources and personnel, and often paying for themselves in less than a year," said Doug White, Managing Director, KPMG Consulting. "KPMG Consulting has worked extensively with Brocade to quantify the increased efficiencies that Brocade-based SANs make possible and is committed to helping enterprises realize the value of deploying the networking model for storage." Legato Systems "The Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture and their 2 Gbit/sec fabric switches are important developments in the delivery of next generation storage networking," said Scott McIntyre, Vice President Product Marketing and Management, Legato Systems, Inc. "Information protection and management applications like Legato NetWorker, Celestra, and AlphaStor are critical to achieving the benefits of the large, internetworked SANs that our customers build with Brocade fabric switches. Legato is pleased to work with Brocade to enhance the management and delivery of these environments." LSI Logic Storage Systems "LSI Logic Storage Systems is pleased to once again work with Brocade as leading edge Fibre Channel technology is delivered to market," said Flavio Santoni, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales, LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. "The SilkWorm 3800 is a key component of the infrastructure required to support high performance storage systems such as LSI Logic's new MetaStor E4600." LuxN "SAN internetworking provides an infrastructure that enables new business continuance solutions by mirroring data over long distances," said Agnes Imregh, LuxN Vice President of Marketing. "Using the LuxN WavSystem DWDM technology to transport and protect business critical data over Brocade SAN fabrics demonstrates the efficiency and scalability of optical networks in a SAN environment. We are proud to endorse the SilkWorm 3800 and look forward to continuing to work with Brocade to bring solutions for long distance SAN internetworking to market." META Group "Continued information and storage capacity growth has forced IT organizations to seek simpler and more effective ways of designing, implementing, and managing their computing infrastructure while optimizing IT resources," said Sean Derrington, Senior Program Director with META Group. "Tools and capabilities by giving IT organizations more granular access to configure, manage, and administer its switches within a fabric and across the enterprise will be increasingly important." Micromuse "Micromuse's Netcool suite and Brocade fabrics are highly complementary, so we are pleased to provide our customers with comprehensive network management of Brocade SAN environments. The announcement of the Brocade SilkWorm 3800 reaffirms the value of our partnership. Micromuse will continue to expand our network management scope and capabilities for our mutual customers," said Katrinka McCallum, Micromuse Executive Vice President and COO. Nortel Networks "Brocade and Nortel Networks understand the value of internetworking SANs over distance for business continuance and remote access to the data center," said Peter Evans, Vice President, Optical Metro, Nortel Networks. "Combining Brocade's leadership in intelligent infrastructure for SANs with Nortel Networks Optical Metro solutions, we are able to achieve a new standard in performance, management and information availability. The increase in data throughput to 2 Gbit/sec, represented by today's announcement, gives more bandwidth to applications, enhancing network efficiency and helping break through the metro bottleneck." ONI Systems "By internetworking SANs using high-speed metropolitan access and core networks, storage customers may now implement new applications that facilitate the mission-critical data management processes of storage, backup, and data recovery," said Andrew Page, Vice President of Business Development at ONI Systems. "The ONI ONLINE7000 transport platform provides the crucial optical infrastructure for metro access and metro core networks. We are pleased to announce that this proven architecture-enabled internetworking of the Brocade SilkWorm product family, including the Brocade SilkWorm 3800." Oracle Corporation "Oracle continues to reduce the complexity and cost of deployment and data management through Oracle Certified Configurations. Brocade's products are an important part of Oracle Certified Configurations and enable simplified storage management with increased performance and overall cost-savings. We are pleased to see Brocade bring 2 Gbit/sec data speeds to the SAN environment, thus improving data access and availability," said Doug Kennedy, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Oracle Corporation. Overland Data "The emergence of key 2 Gbit/sec infrastructure, like the Brocade SilkWorm 3800, complements the arrival of the new breed of super tape drives like the LTO and Super DLT," said Lee Payne, Senior Systems Technology Strategist, Overland Data. "The SilkWorm 3800 provides the throughput at the core of the fabric needed to stream eight or more of these super drives in the compressed mode with in the Overland 2 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel Neo library. Add serverless backup software, and customers can take advantage of a single pipe backup capable of 720 GB per hour." Prisa Networks "Prisa Networks has been working closely with Brocade to ensure VisualSAN's support of the new Silkworm 3800," stated Rael Morris, Vice President of Marketing for Prisa Networks, Inc. "Prisa's VisualSAN software leverages Brocade's Intelligent Fabric Services architecture to provide a powerful management console that allows the end user to gain the full benefit of their investments in SAN infrastructure." SICORP "At SICORP, we continually aim to provide our customers with leading technology and storage networking expertise," said Craig Hendren, Outside Sales, SICORP. "Our relationship with Brocade reflects our commitment to offer higher-performance, easy to manage SAN solutions, based on the SilkWorm 3800. With the 2 Gbit/sec platform and software intelligence of the Brocade SilkWorm 3800, enterprise companies can now take advantage of higher bandwidth applications and more advanced SAN management capabilities." Spectra Logic "Spectra Logic is pleased to endorse the Brocade SilkWorm 3800. The features and functionality Brocade has built into the SilkWorm family of fabric switches allows our customers and integrators to build more intelligent SANs that are safer, more secure, and easier to manage. Our participation in the Brocade Fabric Threads Developer Program allows us to collaborate early on as new features and functionality are released to ensure interoperability with the leader in SAN infrastructure. This allows us to provide better tested and more integrated storage area network solutions to our customers," said Hossein Zia-Shakeri, Spectra Logic Vice President of Advanced Engineering. StorNet "The SilkWorm 3800, Fabric Manager, and Advanced Fabric Services offer an intelligent platform for storage networking," said Derek Gamradt, CTO of StorNet. "While 2 Gbit/sec allows for higher throughput, the new management features enable customers to gain the full benefit of their investment in compute, storage, and personnel resources. The enhanced security features and frame filtering capabilities will allow us to provide the highest levels of data access control for our customers." Tivoli "Tivoli has been working in partnership with Brocade to ensure that Tivoli products can facilitate heterogeneous SAN environments within the context of a larger enterprise infrastructure. Through this partnership, Tivoli is pleased to certify the SilkWorm 3800 as Tivoli Ready for Tivoli Storage Manager, allowing our customers to simplify the management of their storage resources," said Jose Iglesias, Director, Tivoli Storage Products, IBM Software Group. XIOtech "XIOtech is pleased to support the Brocade Intelligent Fabric Services Architecture and the newest addition to the Brocade product family, the SilkWorm 3800," said Richard Blaschke, Executive Vice President of Marketing for XIOtech. "We are working closely with Brocade to deliver next generation SAN solutions that benefit our mutual customers to enable higher performance, enhanced security, and ease of management." VERITAS Software "VERITAS Software and Brocade have developed industry-leading SAN-management tools, helping customers easily administer SAN configurations through a single console," said Robin Purohit, Vice President of Product Management, Availability Product Group, VERITAS Software. "VERITAS SANPoint Control(TM), which integrates with our storage virtualization platform, will support Brocade's new 2 Gbit/sec switch, a technology that speeds the movement of data in SANs." Yankee Group "Brocade continues to identify and deliver on the essential elements required for delivering the advanced fabric services needed to support the unique demands of the new storage enterprise," said Jamie Gruener, Senior Analyst, Storage, Yankee Group. "By delivering intelligent fabric capabilities such as hardware enforced zoning, Brocade is providing customers with the kind of security necessary to protect vital business information." MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X44826368
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