Brocade Announces SQL Server 2008 R2 Support

Brocade says that its storage networking solutions support and optimize Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. This
announcement comes as Microsoft plans an early May release date for SQL Server 2008 R2. As
stated in the company’s news release on Market Watch, with the release of SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft is working closely with Brocade to push the limits of scalability and performance for our mutual customers.

Building upon years of proven performance, Brocade provides the crucial storage networking components required for optimal operation of SQL Server, including high levels of I/O performance resulting in lower latency, server prioritization functionality to allow for flexible database configurations and true end-to-end monitoring and reporting capabilities. Brocade storage networking solutions provide industry-leading connectivity capabilities in the form of:

” – Brocade storage area network (SAN) switches and directors, as well as Brocade 815/825 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), to provide industry-leading performance and management of database traffic

” – Brocade 8000 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switches and Brocade 1010/1020 10 Gbps converged network adapters (CNAs) for converged networking platforms

” – Brocade FCX Series switches and Brocade TurboIron 24X 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE products for iSCSI SANs

” – Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) which provides end-to-end network management from server to storage, including integration with Microsoft System Center.”

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