The Brocade and Dell Network Infrastructure Solution starts shipping to deliver the Efficient Enterprise to customers in Asia

The PowerConnect B-Series enables organisations of all sizes to simplify the management of growing and evolving data centre networks, and achieve new efficiency levels and cost savings with open, standards-based technologies that are interoperable with their existing IT infrastructures

Brocade® (Nasdaq: BRCD) and Dell™ today announced that the new range of open, standards-based networking solutions under Dell’s PowerConnect B-Series is now ready to ship and immediately available in Asia, enabling organisations of all sizes to build efficient data centres and drive down costs, while preserving choice of architectures.

Brocade and Dell have enjoyed a successful and strategic partnership since 1998, sharing the common vision to benefit customers by having diverse technology and solution options, and that next-generation, virtualised data centres should be open and standards-based.

“When we spoke to customers in the region to find out their data centre challenges, there were three key trends that came through. The first is the move towards a more widespread adoption of virtualisation; second - data centre consolidation where customers cut back on the number of data centres to just a few centrally located ones; the third trend is the increase in network traffic associated with the convergence of different types of data, given the explosion of unstructured data and social media applications usage including video traffic,” said Phil Davis, vice president, Dell Large Enterprise Business Unit (APJ). “These have not just led to increased network complexity but also overall complexity in managing the data centre today.  Customers are now looking for open, capable, affordable solutions to make their data centres simple and more efficient.”

Brocade and Dell have once again taken their partnership to the next level by incorporating Brocade technologies into the Dell data centre networking portfolio -─  the Dell PowerConnect B-Series supports a dynamic infrastructure and optimisation solutions for virtualised environments. It enables customers to deploy and manage an efficient data centre as well as respond nimbly to changing requirements as their networks evolve -─  all through a modular, integrated platform that is interoperable with the existing network architecture.

Available now in Asia Pacific, the Dell PowerConnect B-Series of end-to-end networking products includes the PowerConnect B-RX Managed Advanced Ethernet Chassis Switches, PowerConnect B-DCX 4 Slot 8 Gbps Backbone Modular/Aggregation Chassis Switches and PowerConnect B-8000 Managed 10 Gigabit CEE/DCB Ethernet Switches that help simplify the consolidation of data centre networking infrastructures and meet the increasing demands of virtualised environments.  

“Brocade is privileged to be working in partnership with Dell to bring an industry-leading portfolio of end-to-end networking solutions to customers around the world. Dell has been a phenomenal success in the IT industry, and we are pleased with the breadth and depth of this relationship which enables us to extend our reach further to benefit more customers, especially the small and medium enterprises in Asia Pacific,” said Deb Dutta, vice president, Brocade Asia Pacific. “Brocade is all about empowering customers with choice. We are very committed to sharing this common vision with Dell and bringing the strategic partnership to the next level.”

“Dell and Brocade have been enjoying a very successful relationship over the last decade. Today, we are announcing the expansion of this partnership from fibre channel to include new offerings in the converged, enhanced Ethernet and FCoE space. The Dell PowerConnect B-Series is the result of the continued strengthening of this partnership, which now offers our customers choice and flexibility at every layer of the stack,” added Davis.

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