Brocade gets additional SAN performance technology

Strategic partnership with IntelliMagic

File and block networked storage supplier Brocade has a strategic partnership with IntelliMagic for SAN analysis and modelling technology.

IntelliMagic provides software tools for both tape and disk storage optimisation. The tool’s predictive analytics and reporting capabilities provide good visibility into I/O performance. The tools can monitor the usage of a storage system and predict bottlenecks before they occur, so enabling customers to avoid oncoming I/O performance issues.

Brocade will use the IntelliMagic tools in conjunction with Brocade SAN HealthCheck and FICON HealthCheck tools to track, analyse, and make architectural design recommendations for better storage networking optimisation and any future build-out of IT infrastructure.

The Brocade Services, Support, and Solutions Division will bundle IntelliMagic’s performance management and capability planning software tools into a Storage Performance Solution offering.

Hugues Meyrath, VP and GM of the Brocade Services, Support, and Solutions Division, said: “IntelliMagic’s analytic tools, coupled with Brocade’s skill and expertise in the data centre, will allow customers to gain excellent value and knowledge on how to best utilise their storage environments.”

IntelliMagic BV’s CEO, Dr. Gilbert Houtekamer, was keen to assert the need for the tools and the validity of the choice of Brocade as a partner, saying: “Large enterprise sites that require reliably fast access to corporate data have in recent years been realising the strategic importance and power of having constant visibility and intelligence about all aspects of their data storage infrastructure.”

“Brocade is a trusted vendor in a majority of these types of customer sites worldwide, and therefore they are the right partner to market and implement our solutions, providing risk-reducing and money-saving performance and sizing insight to our joint customers.”

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