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
"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
-- 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
-- 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
Seamlessly Compatible with World's Largest Installed Base of Storage Area
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 .
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"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."
"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
"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."
"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."
"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 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 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."
"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
"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.
"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."
"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."
"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
"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
"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."
"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
"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 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."
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."
"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
"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."
"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,
"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
"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."
"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."
"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
"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."
"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'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
"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."
"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 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.
"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 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."
"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 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.
"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 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 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 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."
"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."
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