Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

NetApp Supports Seamless Native Interoperability to both Brocade and McData SANS

  • 12 June, 2007 11:51

<p>NetApp Enhances Its SAN Portfolio with the Brocade® 5000 Switch</p>
<p>AUSTRALIA, Sydney – 12 June 2007 – Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), a leader in advanced networked storage solutions, and the industry’s fastest growing fibre channel (FC) SAN vendor¹ continues to enhance its SAN interoperability and broad switch portfolio by announcing the worldwide availability of the Brocade 5000 Fabric Switch. The Brocade 5000 is the first switch to support connectivity to native Brocade Fabric OS® (fabric operating system) or Brocade M-Enterprise OS (McDATA OS). It also provides the lowest power dissipation for a midrange switch, with savings of 20 percent over the previous Brocade switch models and 76 percent over competing products, contributing to a lower total cost of ownership.</p>
<p>The Brocade 5000 provides NetApp customers greater ease in SAN deployment and management by allowing non-disruptive expansion of existing SAN fabrics with existing management tools that deliver enhanced fabric-wide performance. Customers can also benefit from increased switch to switch bandwidth (up to 32 Gbp/s) and dynamic path selection, which allows customers to balance loads across inter-switch links (ISL’s), also known as “trunks”. Customers can “trunk” distances as far as 250 km, allowing them to connect more data centers and access more data with higher speeds and greater availability. Additionally, eight virtual channels provide quality of service capabilities to help customers optimise the performance of their applications, while ISL trunking optimises performance and simplifies the management of multi-switch SAN fabrics that delivers fabric-wide performance enhancements.</p>
<p>“Brocade and NetApp are aligned in our commitment to help IT management succeed in the next generation of networked storage solutions by providing customers with improved SAN interoperability and a lower total cost of ownership,” said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “The advanced capabilities of the NetApp® storage systems coupled with the new Brocade 5000 switch provide customers with industry-leading interoperability and investment protection.”</p>
<p>“NetApp is excited to offer the Brocade 5000 switch. It further strengthens our position as the fastest growing FC SAN vendor in the market today,” said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing at Network Appliance. “With this new offering, our customers will easily be able to adapt and expand their FC SAN networks while protecting their existing investments and lowering their power consumption needs.”</p>
<p>To complement the addition of the new FC SAN switch support, NetApp offers SAN design and implementation services and can assist customers in developing a well-documented design and detailed implementation plan when integrating NetApp FC SAN or IP SAN storage systems into existing IT environments. The service allows customers to achieve a smooth and efficient deployment, increases overall utilisation, and, in most cases, provides near-zero downtime during integration. For more information on NetApp services, visit www.netapp.com/support.</p>
<p>About Network Appliance</p>
<p>Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today’s data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product, and partner firsts that simplify data management. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>###</p>
<p>NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance is a trademark of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.</p>
<p>¹IDC Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker Q3 2006, December 2006 and Gartner, Inc. Market Share: NAS/Unified Storage, Worldwide, 2000-2005, April 2006</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Mark Heers
Network Appliance, Inc.
+61 2 9779 5623
Mark.heers@netapp.com</p>
<p>Rachel York
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Rachel.york@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

Most Popular

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?