Brocade and Hitachi partner for simplified file management

Brocade announced a reseller agreement with Hitachi Data Systems whereby the latter will resell its StorageX file virtualization and management software solution. The solution solves some file data management challenges in distributed heterogeneous environments, including consolidation, remote office data management, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

“The addition of Brocade StorageX to the Hitachi Data Systems portfolio extends the Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade relationship into mission-critical file management solutions,” said Tom Buiocchi, VP, Worldwide Marketing, Borcade. He added, “Together, we are pleased to offer a best-in-class solution that helps customers manage ever-increasing amounts of file data.”

With Brocade StorageX, Hitachi Data Systems will be able to expand its portfolio and offer a full end-to-end NAS solution with the ability to virtualize heterogeneous file systems and present a single, consolidated view of all enterprise files. Hitachi Data Systems customers implementing Brocade StorageX will be able to experience benefits such as:

  • Centralized management of files via policies that run across a global namespace

  • Improved disaster recovery and business continuity via IP replication and transparent failover in the event of a disaster or a planned outage

  • Storage consolidation via file migration that simplifies upgrades of the storage infrastructure

  • Transparent and non-disruptive data management and movement that requires far less administrative time and effort

“Brocade StorageX is one of the top file virtualization and management solutions on the market today, and we see Brocade as a key enabler in delivering our end-to-end file services strategy to our customers,” said Michael Hay, senior director of Product Strategy, Hitachi Data Systems. He added, “By combining Hitachi Data Systems’ high-end NAS solutions and Brocade StorageX, our customers will be able to more effectively manage their file data, while enabling operational flexibility and improving IT efficiency.”

Hitachi will also partner with Brocade to utilize Brocade StorageX for services designed to help customers who need assistance with heterogeneous file migrations, data mobility, and non-disruptive migration of existing data to the Hitachi portfolio of high-performance NAS platforms. 

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