An extension of Brocade’s Fibre Channel technology, Brocade Fabric Vision increases your visibility into the network and supports highly automated management functions. These functions dramatically reduce operational costs by simplifying management, so you can preempt problems and accelerate application deployments. Fabric Vision combines capabilities from Brocade hardware, Brocade Fabric OS, and Brocade Network Advisor management software. With the recent addition of IO Insight, Fabric Vision technology now provides organizations with even deeper visibility into the performance of their environment. This enhanced visibility reduces time-to-resolution by enabling quick identification of degraded application performance at the host and storage tiers.
Extension—Brocade purpose-built extension solutions help you address the growing replication and backup needs driven by increasing traffic between data centers, virtualized application workloads, and business continuity requirements. Our solutions maximize replication and backup throughput over distance, using data compression, disk and tape protocol acceleration, and WAN-optimized TCP. Brocade Extension solutions include the Brocade 7840 Extension Switch, the Brocade 7800 Extension Switch Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade for the Brocade DCX 8510.
Mainframe—Brocade FICON-qualified directors and switches provide flexible FICON infrastructures for designing, building, and transforming enterprise data centers into strategic business assets. Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel DCX 8510 FICON directors and Brocade 6510, 7840, and 7800 FICON switches with Brocade Fabric Vision technology provide industry-leading performance, scalability, and investment protection, so you can leverage the full capabilities of your IBM z System solutions.
NVMe over Fabrics—The simplicity and efficiency of NVMe over Fabrics enables significant performance gains for flash storage. Organizations can seamlessly integrate Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel networks with next-generation NVMe over fabrics without a disruptive rip- and- replace. Leveraging the efficiency of NVMe over Fibre Channel, combined with the high performance and low latency of Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel, organizations can accelerate IOPS to deliver the performance, application response time, and scalability needed for next-generation data centers
Brocade works with industry-leading organizations to develop standards, technologies, products, and services that simplify data center infrastructure management and implementation. Our long history of contributions to standards development ranges from Fibre Channel communication technology to storage network interoperability and management. As we expand our presence in the Ethernet space, we will also increase our standards development focus with greater participation in Ethernet standards groups.