Nirvanix deploys Brocade solutions

Multi-petabyte cloud storage company is using Brocade switches and routers across multiple data centres

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Nirvanix deploys Brocade solutions Multi-petabyte cloud storage company Nirvanix has chosen Brocade switches and routers for several of its data centres.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 13, 2012

Multi-petabyte cloud storage deployments leader Nirvanix, has selected Brocade Ethernet and Fibre Channel fabric-based networking solutions as its core infrastructure across multiple globally dispersed data centres.

According to Nirvanix, with the Brocade data networking backbone supporting large-scale public, hybrid and private cloud storage deployments, Nirvanix customers will benefit from faster performance when they are moving and accessing data anywhere in the cloud.

"As demand for our cloud storage services continues to increase, we require a highly scalable data networking infrastructure across all of our cloud deployments," said Randy Hollis, vice president of Engineering, Nirvanix. "Brocade's 10 Gigabit Ethernet [GbE] switching portfolio and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel switches have demonstrated extreme levels of resilience and scalability for us to deliver continuous data accessibility and elasticity across multiple geographical locations worldwide."

Nirvanix has integrated Brocade ICX 6610 Ethernet switches, Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series routers and Brocade ADX Series application delivery switches to create a data networking backbone for its cloud storage services used by Fortune Global 500 enterprises. The company also uses Brocade 300 Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) switches in its data centers to facilitate high-performance, high-availability connectivity for its fast-expanding storage environments.

Under its CloudComplete portfolio, the company offers variable cloud storage deployment options, including fully managed public, hybrid and private cloud storage services with usage-based pricing to meet the unique business needs of each customer. The company's patented Nirvanix Cloud File System is specifically architected for business-critical, enterprise data and is in use by corporations such as Fox Networks, National Geographic, Cerner Corp, Relativity Media and the USC Digial Repository, among other Fortune Global 500 companies.

The Nirvanix Cloud File System is designed to enable files to be presented as one large global namespace, accessible from any location with immediate data consistency and replication based on policy.

The system is designed for millions of users and billions of files, enough to store 200 million images and scanned records from a single healthcare provider, for example.

Nirvanix cloud storage services are architected from the ground up for massive unstructured content files - terabyte-plus file sizes - that are prevalent in the healthcare, media and entertainment, finance, biotech and IT industries, among other verticals.

 "With a strong heritage in data centre networking, Brocade uniquely delivers solutions that address the requirements of both storage and data networking," said Jason Nolet, vice president, Data Centre Networking Group, at Brocade. "As exemplified by Nirvanix, our networking solutions are designed from the onset for large-scale cloud deployments, and are delivered in form factors that give the customer maximum deployment flexibility and value. We look forward to further partnering with Nirvanix to scale its cloud storage services as it continues its hyper-growth phase and expands worldwide."

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