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Used Brocade SAN Solutions:

A More Effective Approach to Information Storage and Management

Used Brocade SANs are networked environments that provide a scalable, reliable IT infrastructure to meet the high-availability, and high-performance. More importantly, SANs provide organizations a fast, centralized way to manage their information assets.

 

Used Brocade SANs uses Fibre Channel technology, which supports high levels of scalability, performance, and manageability.

 

Advantages of Used Brocade SAN Infrastructure

SANs are ideal for addressing:

  • Data protection and accessibility across the enterprise

  • Efficiency of IT resource management

  • System and data availability

  • Reliable disaster recovery

Greater Data Protection
SANs are ideal for backup-intensive environments, especially when there are clearly defined areas for isolating backup workloads.

 

Two popular models for Used Brocade SAN-based backup and recovery are typically referred to as "LAN-free" and "server-free" backup and recovery.

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Figure 1. A Used Brocade SAN-based LAN-free backup and recovery model

 

Used Brocade SAN-attached tape drives and libraries can be implemented so that each server sends its own backup data directly to the shared tape resources instead of through the network to the backup server. Sophisticated backup and recovery software applications still control the process, tracking the backup and recovery data. The Used Brocade SAN enables bulk data transfer from each server to shared Used Brocade SAN storage, but the LAN is used only for communication (not data) traffic between the servers (see Figure 1). The result is a faster, more scalable, and more reliable backup and recovery solution-with more effective utilization of storage, server, and LAN resources.

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Figure 2. A Used Brocade SAN-based server-free backup and recovery model

 

Used Brocade SAN backup and recovery implementation is known as server-free backup and recovery. Data is transferred directly between storage devices (for example, from disk to tape) without using host servers. Server-free backup and recovery significantly reduces application host CPU cycles-freeing up valuable CPU cycles to improve operating efficiency and enable higher workloads across the enterprise (see Figure 2).

 

Efficient Utilization of IT Resources through Server and Storage Consolidation

Used Brocade SANs provide unprecedented flexibility for storage environments by enabling any-to-any server and storage connectivity via switches, Used Brocade SANs decouple specific devices to improve storage resource sharing. This cost-effective open systems approach enables the "virtualization" of resources and the selection of best-of-breed heterogeneous server and storage equipment (see Figure 3).

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Figure 3. A simplified best-of-breed SAN infrastructure with heterogeneous server and storage resources

 

Advanced Scalability and Manageability

Used Brocade SANs also provide a framework for indefinitely scaling up the server and storage infrastructure as the number of users increases-without necessarily inhibiting performance. Many organizations start with a relatively modest server configuration and add new servers with or without associated storage. As the number of nodes in the network grows, more switches are added to the network. To simplify administration, the fabric automatically learns the network topology.

 

Used Brocade SAN software tools enable organizations to allocate storage to various hosts, replicate that data, back it up, and monitor it on a continual basis. These capabilities are critical in facilitating storage growth while maintaining system uptime requirements and controlling administrative costs.

 

Business Continuance through High Availability

Used Brocade SANs can support high-availability operations by enhancing clustering implementations. Clustering is typically used to ensure that applications continue to run in the event of a host server failure.

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Figure 4. A high-availability clustering model with switch failover capabilities

 

With Used Brocade SAN clustering servers can handle additional workload when one server is unavailable-ensuring that there are no idle server resources (see Figure 4).

 

Remote Disaster Recovery Capabilities

Used Brocade SANs provide a key component of the disaster recovery solution by protecting data over long distances in hot-standby or mirrored configurations and by enabling long-distance electronic tape vaulting solutions. Native Fibre Channel technology provides the 10 km or greater link extended distance connectivity required to maintain geographically separate disaster recovery facilities or mirroring operations.

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Figure 5. A Used Brocade MAN with native Fibre Channel connections over longer distances

 

For instance, Used Brocade remote switches can provide virtually unlimited distance connections through the ATM protocol over existing WANs (see Figure 5).

 

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We currently provide high quality, new and used network equipment from the following well-known manufacturers:

Foundry Networks, Inc.

Foundry Networks, Inc. provides high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and application traffic management solutions including edge and backbone Ethernet switches, Web and content-aware application switches, network-wide security solutions, wireless LAN and access points, wide area access routers and internet provider edge and service provider core MPLS routers. Used Foundry network equipment

 

Nortel Networks

Nortel delivers innovative technology solutions encompassing end-to-end broadband, Voice over IP, multimedia services and applications, and wireless broadband designed to help people solve the world's greatest challenges. Used Nortel network equipment

 

Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems has a comprehensive line of servers, storage, software and services specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Network Equipment Providers (NEP). Used Sun network equipment

 

Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks’ purpose-built, high-performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Used Juniper network equipment

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the internet. Used Cisco network equipment

 

Enterasys / Cabletron

Enterasys designs integrated hardware and software solutions that intelligently sense and automatically respond to security threats – and proactively prevent threats from entering networks. Used Enterasys and Cabletron network equipment

 

Brocade

Brocade provides platforms, solutions, and services for connecting, managing, and optimizing IT resources in shared storage environments. Used Brocade network equipment

 

Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks allows seamless growth and expansion without the need for large upgrades. Stackable Summit 10/100 Ethernet switches and the modular and upgradeable BlackDiamond chassis-based switches help expand networks without increasing the number of devices to be managed. Used Extreme network equipment

Hewlett-Packard

HP provides infrastructure and business offerings that span from handheld devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. Used HP network equipment

 

Marconi / Fore

Marconi is a multi-regional designer, manufacturer and supplier of telecommunications and information technology equipment and services. Their network technology enables customers to evolve narrowband networks to next-generation broadband networks. Used Marconi network equipment

 

Riverstone Networks

Riverstone Networks provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. Used Riverstone network equipment

 

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