Brocade BRCD) announced the successful qualification of the Brocade 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) dual-port Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) and its 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs). Now available from Dell, this joint strategy enables customers to deploy an end-to-end storage networking architecture from server to storage. As reported on Market Watch, offering factory-installed Brocade HBAs and CNAs allows customers the full breadth of computing, networking and storage solutions and they can easily select and deploy Brocade technologies and products when the Dell server is being built.
“‘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.'”