SAN JOSE, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) Brocade today announced that the best-in-class Brocade 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) dual-port Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) and its 8Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) have been successfully qualified and are available from Dell, offering significant performance, virtualization, management and pricing advantages over competing products.
Today's announcement builds on the joint strategy of offering Dell customers the full breadth of computing, networking and storage solutions through Dell's global sales organization. The availability of Brocade 815/825 FC HBAs and Brocade 1020 CNAs will complement Dell's existing portfolio of Brocade storage networking solutions, enabling customers to deploy an end-to-end storage networking architecture from server to storage. Brocade HBAs and CNAs are factory-installed during the Dell server build process, allowing customers to easily select and deploy Brocade technologies and products.
"Today's announcement extends Brocade's ability to deliver non-stop networking solutions that drive server and storage virtualization more broadly across the data center," said Doug Ingraham, vice president of data center products at Brocade. "As partners, Brocade and Dell offer customers end-to-end computing, networking and storage solutions through Dell's global sales organization."
"Dell's offering of Brocade server adapters is a significant milestone in our partnership," said Brian Payne, director, server platform management at Dell. "Brocade 1020 CNA NICs extend advanced LAN/SAN fabric functionality to Dell servers, providing the I/O performance, unified management and application/VM-aware networking required to enable true convergence, virtual data centers and cloud architectures."
The Brocade 815 (single port) and 825 (dual port) 8 Gbps FC-to-PCIe HBAs provide a new level of scalable server connectivity through unmatched hardware capabilities and unique software features. Delivering more than twice the performance of competing HBAs, Brocade FC HBAs also offer advanced features for supporting enterprise-class, end-to-end storage networking solutions.