Brocade yesterday (12 January 2016) announced that it has partnered Inspur Group, a cloud-based infrastructure provider in China.
The move aims to address the increasing demand for mission-critical, high-performance storage networks that are required for social, mobile, and analytic deployments in China, particularly across the banking and finance, energy, and telecommunications industries.
As part of the partnership, Inspur will integrate Brocade's Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) switches, featuring Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology, with its I9000 Blade System. The embedded Fibre Channel SAN product will be sold as an Inspur offering, and will support up to 48 ports with 16 Gbps Fibre Channel capabilities for high-performance data centre networking solutions, including trunking and storage distance extension.
According to a joint press release, the integrated solution will provide insight and visibility across storage networks with built-in monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools for simplified operations. This enables users to gain "deeper visibility into their networks to reduce operational costs, maximise application performance, and protect their investment in Fibre Channel SANs," said Peng Zhen, Vice President, Inspur Group.
"Our partnership with Inspur will empower customers to optimise their SAN performance, improve productivity, and increase data center efficiency at a lower cost and in the most reliable manner," said Harry Ault, Vice President for Global Partner, Brocade.
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