Today’s enterprises are being faced with a wave of technology advancements that are demanding increased support and business intelligence, causing additional strain to already-thin organizations. In fact, according to ESG’s research, 68 percent of IT decision makers say that IT is more complex than it was just two years ago. As enterprises become more digitally defined, their success also becomes dependent on their ability to manage the growth in data and turn raw data into usable intelligence. Broadcom has a clear focus on addressing these enterprise demands with its Brocade® SAN automation software.
Automation capabilities can pay dividends immediately for organizations because they eliminate repetitive processes and give IT professionals back the time needed so that they can proactively focus on improving operations and extrapolating business intelligence. While many vendors have begun to automate, not all automation strategies deliver the same benefits to operations. Almost all automation deployments will simplify the management of large scale environments, but not all will simplify the visibility necessary to gather data insights.
With more than 20 years of storage networking experience, Broadcom understands the nuances that go into infrastructure management and the tasks that can benefit from deploying automation. And when REST APIs are added directly into switch and management products, this will further benefit any SAN management solution. IT organizations that couple robust data collecting capabilities with automation and orchestration tools (such as Ansible) gain the ability to automate configuration tasks and the visibility to monitor and detect any performance or health changes.
Tools transform the way IT can manage storage networks. As storage consumption needs grow, the Fibre Channel SAN network that serve as the backbone of any storage system must also grow and scale.Brocade automation provides a pathway to benefit IT by increasing manageability and simplifying the way that the Fibre Channel switches can assist the storage network.