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Partnership Overview: Lenovo and Brocade partner to provide a range of high-performance, scalable, extremely reliable infrastructure solutions, enabling enterprises to support their mission-critical workloads and achieve competitive advantage with next-generation data centers.  Together, Lenovo and Brocade provide a deep heritage of innovation, combining to offer enterprises a robust portfolio of industry-leading compute, storage, and storage networking technologies making critical workloads such as virtualization, database, OLTP, and private cloud run efficiently and reliably.

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Together, Lenovo and Brocade help customers to:

  • Manage data growth with seamless integration into current infrastructures with industry-best performance, scalability, and availability.
  • Take advantage of business-enabling game changers such as Flash Storage, NVMe, and Virtualization.
  • Utilize and deploy compute, storage, and networking technologies for today’s most common business-critical workloads such as: database, virtualization, OLTP, private cloud, and bandwidth-consuming applications.
  • Achieve storage management simplicity with Brocade Fabric Vision technology, a suite of management tools based on years of best practices and insight.

Lenovo & Brocade Solutions:

Lenovo-branded Fibre Channel SAN Switches and Directors

Lenovo and Brocade partner to provide a range of high-performance, scalable, extremely reliable infrastructure solutions.  Investments in flash and hybrid storage, bandwidth-hungry applications, and virtualization are 
fully realized when customers take advantage of Brocade’slatest generations of Fibre Channel storage networking products available from Lenovo. Together, Brocade and Lenovo provide a variety of Fibre Channel storage networkingoptions for enterprisesincluding entry-level Fibre Channel switches, Gen 5 (16 Gbps) Fibre Channel switches, and Gen 6 (32 Gbps) Fibre Channel switches and directors.

Additionally, Brocade’s Fabric Vision technology provides powerful, integrated monitoring, management, and diagnostic tools to simplify administration, increase operational stability, and reduce costs.  Fabric Vision technology enables enterprises to deploy 20 years of storagenetworking best practices in one click,automatically detects degraded application or device performance, enables Virtual Machine (VM) visibility,andeliminates nearly 50 percent of maintenance costs and common network problems with proactive monitoring and advanced diagnostic tools.

Flex System Solution

Lenovo Flex System offers unique advantages in the Fibre Channel blade market, providing pay as you grow scalability and the capabilities of some of the lowest oversubscription in the industry with Feature on Demand. The Flex FC5022 leverages the latest Gen 5 16Gbps Fibre Channel technology and provides capabilities of up to 48 total ports. The FC5022 can be configured in the Access Gateway mode using NPIV for simple upstream connectivity or in the Full Fabric more for more advance switching as a part of the larger Fibre Channel fabric. The switch offers end-to-end 16 Gb with backwards compatibility to 8 Gb and 4 Gb to the SAN connectivity. Plus monitoring and management are simplified using end-to-end Brocade tools, such as Web Tools and the Brocade Network Advisor (BNA).

Lenovo Software Defined Storage (SDS)

The Lenovo Storage DX8200D powered by DataCore provides an affordable, highly efficient and durable storage platform to meet the massive data growth. It offers flexible virtualization of internal and external storage with automated storage tiering to accelerate transactional databases, analytics, and enterprise applications. With support for auto-sensing 4/8/16 Gb Fibre Channel connectivity for attaching hosts and external virtualized storage systems, networking like the Lenovo DB Series Gen 6 switches provide maximum performance.