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By Marcus Thordal posted 09-14-2018 02:43 PM


What's NEXT for your data?

We are excited to showcase the Brocade© SAN portfolio at Hitachi NEXT 2018. 

Instrumented with automation tools based on RESTful API support on the switches, the Brocade© SAN portfolio now include a new enterprise switch Brocade G630 and port blade FC32-64; delivering  the highest density Gen6 switch and blade in the market both with built in analytics for NVMe.


Learn more about the latest innovations from Brocade



Today, zoning is automated through Hitachi Automation Director, and we take you through how you can extend automation of daily repetitive tasks such as inventory, monitoring and provisioning of SAN Automation for Dummies your SAN. Based on these examples experience the layered automation model with RESTful API support in FOS, PyFOS library functions and how you can integrate SAN into workflow automation in third-party tools such as Ansible and others.

To help you get even better understanding of SAN Automation we are handing out Chip Copper's latest book “SAN Automation for Dummies






Gen 6 Fabric Vision©

Brocade Fabric Vision technology is an extension of Brocade Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel solutions, with a suite of technology innovation that is unmatched in the industry.

With Gen 6 Fibre Channel visibility and monitoring is improved with IO Insight and VM Insight delivering granular visibility into select application flows and virtual machines. Let us guide you how to optimize your SAN operations with modification/creation of at a glance dashboards, physical link testing and automatic discovery of slow drain devices combined with policy-based quarantine and much more.


                                                Fabric Vision



Faster Flash with NVMe over Fibre Channel

The next big thing in storage is already here with NVMe which significantly improves performance by reducing latency and enabling high levels of parallelism. NVMe delivers faster flash storage, internal in the storage arrays, and soon to be available for host connectivity. With Brocade Gen 5 & Gen 6 you can run NVMe over Fibre Channel already today, providing the best investment protection for storage networking.

We are demonstrating how you can concurrently run applications respectively on a FC LUN and a NVME namespace (NSID) with the same host and HBA at the same time.




Replicate and Protect Data Faster

A purpose-built data center extension solution for Fibre Channel and IP storage environments, the Brocade Extension solution is designed for high-speed, secure transport of data between data centers while maintaining uptime. This enterprise-class solution enables storage and mainframe administrators to optimize and manage the use of WAN bandwidth, secure data over distance, minimize the impact of disruptions, and maintain SLAs. Come and see a live demonstration of highly available, secure and efficient data replication at different WAN distances with various degree of packet loss on the WAN circuits for both FC replication and IP storage replication.





Looking forward to see you at Hitachi NEXT 2018.