Brocade storage switch offers added performance and security

The G610 storage switch is built on Brocade's Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology

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Brocade storage switch offers added performance and security The G610 switch is built on Brocade's Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology and is expandable from 8 to 24 ports per switch.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 30, 2017

Brocade has unveiled its new G610 storage switch to grant enterprises enhanced performance, reliability and affordability.

The entry-level switch is built on Brocade's Gen 6 Fibre Channel storage networking technology. It is expandable from eight ports up to 24 ports per switch, meaning it is suitable from small shared storage fabrics up to network edge deployments in data centres.

Yarob Sakhnini, regional director, MEMA at Brocade, said: "With the new G610 switch, we have lowered the entry point to our reputed Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology without any technical compromises, enabling customers to optimise their storage performance. Combined with the expanded functionality provided by VM Insight they will now have unmatched monitoring capabilities for faster troubleshooting."

The company also unveiled VM Insight which delivers visibility into the health and performance of individual virtual machines to help uncover issues before they are affected. Using integrated sensors, this capability enables administrators to monitor VM statistics and quickly identify abnormal VM behaviours.

This facilitates troubleshooting and fault isolation while providing intelligence for early detection of application performance degradations to help support critical service level agreements. VM Insight extends and complements the automated monitoring, diagnostic and management capabilities enabled by Fabric Vision technology.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is shipping the Brocade G610 switch. Marty Lans, senior director and general manager of Storage Connectivity, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said: The ability to protect, analyse and transport data reliably and affordably is an enormous competitive advantage.

"The combination of HPE 3PAR and Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel solutions has the potential to transform businesses of all shapes and sizes, enabling them to derive maximum benefit from investments in technologies like flash, NVMe, cloud and virtualisation. The introduction of the new SN3600B Fibre Channel switch bolsters our current Gen 6 Fibre Channel portfolio with a new offering to put Fibre Channel SAN within reach of even more customers," he added.

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