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|Broadcom Modernizes Fibre Channel with Advanced SAN Management and the Industry’s First Gen 6 Replication Connectivity Switch|
Enterprises today are faced with an unprecedented amount of operational data points and increased infrastructure complexity that can be overwhelming to manage. In fact, according to ESG’s research, 68% of IT decision makers say that IT is more complex than it was just two years ago. To address this complexity, Brocade SANnav Management Portal and SANnav Global View provides visibility across multiple SAN fabrics, transforms SAN behavior and performance data into actionable insights, and reduces administrative tasks through automation. This enables administrators to quickly associate real-time data with historical metrics and logs for in-depth analysis to spot trends, establish baselines, and identify any behavioral changes over time. These new sophisticated capabilities accelerate administrative tasks by simplifying workflows and automating redundant steps, making it easier for organizations to realize their goal of an autonomous SAN.
SANnav Management Portal captures SAN telemetry data and contextualizes this data into visual dashboards, enabling administrators to quickly detect and isolate points of interest for both troubleshooting and performance optimization. For large organizations with multiple SANs within a data center or spread across the globe, Brocade SANnav Global View allows administrators to understand the health of all of their SAN resources and easily navigate from a holistic view down to the individual fabrics and switches in a specific local environment.
“Broadcom is modernizing SAN management through advanced instrumentation, visualization, and automation capabilities,” said
“For storage IT administrators, the ability to better manage the data center using advanced tools that include automation remain a key priority,” said
Enterprises require a solid disaster recovery plan to ensure that their valuable information is protected from disruptions and outages due to human error or natural disasters. Achieving good replication performance and ensuring that data in-flight is secure over distance is difficult, given that most storage arrays don’t offer encryption over the WAN and their performance degrades with latency and packet loss.
The Brocade Gen 6 product family now includes the Brocade 7810 Extension Switch. The Brocade 7810 Extension Switch is a modern replication connectivity solution that cost-effectively and quickly transports data over long distances between data centers. With powerful built-in technology to overcome the inherent challenges of latency and packet loss over distance, the Brocade 7810 dramatically speeds up replication performance to handle the unrelenting transfer of data between data centers. This allows organizations to substantially reduce costs through less-expensive WAN connections. In addition, the Brocade 7810 Extension Switch uses hardware encryption to ensure that data-in-flight is protected over the WAN and security compliance requirements are met.
Visit www.broadcom.com/brocade to learn more about Brocade Fibre Channel networking solutions.