DUBAI, USA: Brocade announced persistent innovation and leadership in regard to storage networking so as to support solid state storage system vendors who have adopted Fibre Channel as the protocol of choice to augment application performance in enterprise storage area networking (SAN) environments.
In addition to a novel, solid state storage system qualification program, the company also declared support for the launch of Gen 6 Fibre Channel via the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA).
Solid state storage vendors endure to cherry-pick Fibre Channel as the networking protocol of choice for its reliability, stability and ability to optimize application performance and availability. Nowadays, a majority of solid state storage system vendors are at the present shipping systems with Fibre Channel connectivity counting Dell, EMC, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nimbus Data, Pure Storage, Tegile Systems and Violin Memory.
Certain vendors are shipping solid state storage systems with Gen 5 connectivity and Brocade expects this trend to endure. In addition, leading host bus adapter (HBA) companies, as well as Emulex and QLogic, are also now shipping Gen 5 Fibre Channel-enabled products with increased functionality and performance specifically designed for solid state storage.
To buttress this growing drift of solid state storage system vendors using Fibre Channel, Brocade has launched a novel qualification program, Brocade Solid State Ready, to prepare the ground for ensuring seamless interoperability and optimum performance with solid state storage in Brocade SAN fabrics.
The Brocade Solid State Ready program affords solid state storage system testing for proper operation across multiple fabrics, heterogeneous servers and host bus adapters in Brocade fabrics. The program is designed for all solid state storage system sources.