Upstart big iron storage array supplier Infinidat is going to resell Brocade Fibre Channel and IP networking gear to hook up its InfiniBox arrays to servers.
InfiniBox arrays compete with EMC, HPE, Hitachi and IBM monolithic arrays and represent the first new monolithic array design for decades by the master of array re-invention, Moshe Yanai.
By selling FC and IP networking gear, Infinidat will try to simplify the buying process for its customers.
Infinidat has developed Soft Targets to decouple logical from physical networking ports, allowing failover when a physical port becomes unavailable due to port or node failure, or planned maintenance. That'll help increase its system's availability.
The two companies say Brocade's ClearLink Diagnostics can be enhanced by Soft Targets to ensure signal integrity for additional reliability and uninterrupted access to storage arrays.
Brocade and Infinidat say they will jointly develop and test storage technology systems to reduce the risks, costs, and complexities of customer deployments and ensure more predictable performance and availability.
The joint Infinidat and Brocade products are available now through all Infinidat direct sales and reseller channels. ®