Brocade introduces industry-first gen 6 switch for fibre channel storage networks
On March 1, San Jose, CA-based Brocade announced the Brocade G620, the industry’s first Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch for storage networking. Advancing Brocade’s leadership in Fibre Channel technology, the new purpose-built and high-density SAN switch delivers breakthrough performance and scalability designed to support data growth and demanding workloads from mission-critical applications.
Fibre Channel fabrics are the common thread that connects organizations to their most critical applications and data. Today, Fibre Channel drives the world’s economies with the most trusted and widely deployed network infrastructure for storage. Thirty billion transactions go through Fibre Channel each day and 96 percent of the world’s banks, airlines and retailers rely on Fibre Channel. Gen 6 is the next generation Fibre Channel technology that will enable organizations to address performance, reliability and scalability requirements for hyper scale virtualization, new data center architectures and next-generation storage technologies.
“Fibre Channel has been an integral part of every wave of storage innovation in the data center,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking at Brocade. “Brocade continues to drive Fibre Channel innovation to help customers deliver more value from their applications and infrastructure. Together with our partner ecosystem, we are now delivering Gen 6 Fibre Channel products that will redefine availability, performance and scalability for enterprise storage.”