Brocade to Add Disaster Recovery to Lineup This Fall

The new feature automates monitoring, increases insight into the network and simplifies troubleshooting over distance.


Brocade Communications, which has focused its business on Fibre Channel and Ethernet storage networking, has added disaster recovery for wide-area networks to its feature list.

The new DR feature, introduced Oct. 13 but won't be generally available until later this quarter, uses Brocade's Fabric Vision hardware and software across data centers to automate monitoring, increase insight into the network, and simplify troubleshooting over distance.

The extension can automatically detect WAN anomalies, help ensure stable performance and avoid unplanned downtime.

Brocade claims that the new DR platform will attain shorter recovery points and faster recovery times when restoring data and applications in the event of a disaster.

Brocade also added the 7840 Extension Switch into its Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN portfolio, which it claims delivers double the performance at half the cost when compared to other WAN optimization appliances.

Finally, the San Jose, Calif.-based company also announced a new port blade server called Brocade FC16-64. It runs with Brocade DCX 8510 Director, which provides a total system bandwidth of 10.2 TBs and consumes 70 percent less power in comparison to competitors.

Brocade said it will make the products generally available later this quarter.

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