Brocade extends OEM deal with Lenovo

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NEW DELHI: Networking firm Brocade has expanded its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) contract with technology firm Lenovo.


As per the contract, Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area networking (SAN) switches are now being sold globally by Lenovo and its network of channel partners, in addition to embedded Fibre Channel and VCS Ethernet fabric switches that are available in solutions for all Lenovo x86-based servers.

Brocade fixed-port SAN switches are integrated with Lenovo's server and storage solutions, including the recently announced Lenovo Storage S2200 AND S3200 SAN ARRAYS. Brocade SAN switches also include Brocade fabric vision technologies, which maximize uptime, dramatically simplify SAN deployment and management, while also providing unprecedented levels of visibility and insight into the storage network, a release said.

"We are excited to expand our OEM partnership with qualification and support for the S2200 and S3200 enable Lenovo customers of all sizes to uniquely experience the performance benefits of Gen 5 Fibre Channel, from ThinkServer and System x users to enterprise-class Flex System clients," said Jack Rondoni, Vice-President, Storage Networking, at Brocade.

"Combining Lenovo servers and the Lenovo S2200 and S3200 with Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel creates complete solutions that offer affordable innovation and unmatched performance to address the ever-demanding needs of our global customers," said Kamran Amini, Executive Director, EBG Product Marketing, at Lenovo. "Seamless interoperability with Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN fabrics helps ensure trouble-free deployments that enhance the unique value delivered by our new storage arrays."

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