Brocade Advances Replication and DR Capabilities With New Switch

brocade 7840 Extension SwitchBrocade Communications Systems, Inc. announced an extension platform that enables enterprises to achieve shorter recovery points and faster recovery times for restoring data and applications in the event of a disaster, or when performing routine backup and replication tasks over unreliable WAN links.
 
Enterprises face challenges from the growth of data and application workload traffic driven by virtualization, which is putting considerable pressure on IT to keep data highly available. According to IDC, DR requirements have become increasingly stringent for their mission-critical applications, with 84% of enterprises having RPOs of less than an hour and 78% having RTOs of less than four hours.
 
To complement the new switch, Brocade has also extended Fabric Vision technology between data centers to provide new levels of control and visibility to pinpoint problems faster and avoid unplanned outages. This functionality reduces the complexity and operating costs for remote data centers, helping them to achieve always-on operations with maximum application uptime.
 
7840 Improves Enterprise DR Readiness

7840 switches offer 40Gb/s and 10Gb/s FCIP connectivity options, with data throughput speeds that are at least six times faster than competitive solutions. 7840 systems deliver an 80Gb/s of application data throughput while securing data flows over distance with 256-bit IPsec encryption without a performance penalty.

In addition, 7840 switches improve replication performance over distance using data compression and disk and tape protocol acceleration.

Other extension features that maximize availability and increase overall network reliability include:

- Non-disruptive Upgrades: Facilitate always-on business operations and maximize application uptime with WAN-side non-disruptive firmware upgrades.

- Extension Trunking: Combines multiple WAN connections into a single, logical, high-bandwidth trunk, providing active load balancing and network resilience to protect against WAN link failures.

- Adaptive Rate Limiting: Dynamically adjusts bandwidth sharing between minimum and maximum rate limits to optimize bandwidth utilization and maintain WAN performance during disruptions.

With Fabric Vision technology, administrators have new tools and automation capabilities that simplify day-to-day management tasks, increase productivity, and enable proactive monitoring of critical metrics between data centers to automatically detect WAN anomalies, help ensure performance, and avoid unplanned downtime.

Key features for DR include:

- Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS): Simplifies monitoring with policy-based automation between data centers to automatically detect WAN anomalies and avoid unplanned downtime.- Dashboards: Quickly discover and resolve WAN network issues via root-cause analysis and point-in-time playback. In addition, administrators can view all critical information from thin-client, Web-accessible dashboards, which saves administrative time and effort.

- Dashboards: Quickly discover and resolve WAN network issues via root-cause analysis and point-in-time playback. In addition, administrators can view all critical information from thin-client, Web-accessible dashboards, which saves administrative time and effort.

- Flow Vision: Accelerates troubleshooting of end-to-end I/O flows over distance with integrated diagnostics and eliminates the need for expensive third-party tools.

The 7840 Extension Switch, extended Fabric Vision technology, and the FC16-64 port blade for the DCX 8510 will be available this calendar quarter through select Brocade OEM partners, including EMC, HDS, and others.

 
 
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