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Together, NetApp and Brocade, a Broadcom Inc. Company, offer NVMe over Fibre Channel solutions that make it possible to manage data growth and preserve the value of network resources, without sacrificing performance or reliability.

Partnership Overview:

Through a long-standing OEM partnership, Brocade and NetApp offer modern SAN solutions that truly capitalize on innovation in NVMe over Fibre Channel for Flash technology enabling customers to achieve up to 30% increases in storage savings with NetApp AFF-A Series storage, and up to 70% faster execution for key applications.

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NetApp and Brocade have partnered to:

  • Deliver solutions that combine highly efficient flash storage from NetApp with Brocade’s lowest latency product lineup
  • Offer solutions that will achieve nearly unlimited scalability and an always-on data infrastructure with Brocade Fibre Chanel and NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP
  • Deliver and support solutions for all cloud types – off premises, on premise or hybrid
  • Provide support options that fit various business needs – with full support for the solution provided by NetApp
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NetApp & Brocade Solutions:

Brocade and NetApp Data ONTAP

Consolidate all your applications on NetApps’s datacenter-efficient flash storage. With NetApp providing the Flash technology, and Brocade delivering the most advanced data management and storage network infrastructure for Flash - Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel. On premises, in the cloud or a mix of both – it’s your choice.

Running the latest ONTAP software and latest 32G Fibre Channel, AFF A-Series systems achieve even greater efficiency and performance, with up to 30% increase in storage savings and up to 70% faster execution for key applications.

NetApp MetroCluster and Brocade Fibre Channel

In today's economic environment, IT managers want high-availability solutions that are both cost-effective and simple to manage. NetApp MetroCluster integrates with Brocade Fibre Channel SAN switches to extend continuous data availability up to 100km, allowing customers to access their data if a failover occurs within a building, on a campus, or across a metropolitan area. The combined NetApp-Brocade MetroCluster solution offers continuous data availability at half the cost and complexity of traditional solutions.

Building a Dynamic Cloud Environment

Brocade, NetApp and Fujitsu have built a dynamic cloud solution using best-in-class products. Built on NetApp storage®, Fujitsu servers, and Brocade Fibre Channel switches, this dynamic cloud environment serves as the foundation for a highly mobile and dynamic hypervisor-agnostic, open computing infrastructure.

Cloud-Optimized SAN Platforms

NetApp offers Brocade cloud-optimized SAN platforms, which include the GEN 5 DCX8510 Backbone family and the GEN 6 X6 Backbone family — both 8- and 4-slot models — and the Brocade Gen 5 or Gen 6 Switch family. With these solutions, enterprises can realize the full potential of private cloud storage.

Free SAN Health Tool

Get an accurate view of your SAN environment with the free Brocade SAN Health Tool. Generate personalized storage network performance and inventory reports to help prevent issues and optimize operations.

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