Introducing the Brocade Data Center Fabric Architecture
Source: Sun Microsystems
Enterprise data centers are undergoing a transformation driven by the need to reduce costs and increase performance. The evolving data center fabric exploits developing virtualization technologies for a data- and application-driven solution that reduces complexity and enables end-to-end management on a common framework. Today, business organizations are challenged by conflicting requirements - to become more efficient and do more with less - while at the same time increasing their ability to adapt to rapid market changes. Many CIOs understand that they need to replace the application-centric infrastructure that relies on storage islands isolated by data type, file or block data, with a shared infrastructure that delivers application-defined levels of service using a common fabric that consolidates file and block access.