Brocade Blade Server SAN I/O modules deliver field-proven Brocade technology, extending the benefits of storage networking connectivity to blade server environments in the most cost-effective manner.
Blade servers and Fibre Channel SANs are the ideal infrastructure for IT consolidation and server virtualization. The combination of high density computing power and scalable networked storage maximize the benefits of consolidation: reduce capital and operational costs, simplify management complexity, lower power, cooling and space requirements and eliminate cable sprawl. As more applications and servers are virtualized and consolidated on fewer physical servers, IT organizations must deploy computing resources capable of keeping up with workload demands without impacting performance or service levels.
Brocade and its blade server partners solve these IT challenges with next-generation blade server and data center networking platforms that provides exceptional performance, advanced functionality, energy efficiency, and simplified management.
Brocade is the market leader of Fibre Channel switch technology for blade servers with innovative solutions to connect, manage and protect mission-critical information.
Brocade partners with the following blade server technology leaders:
This paper explores the various approaches Brocade is taking toward heterogeneous fabric connectivity following its acquisition of McDATA.