June 14, 2017

Vexata teams with Brocade to enable cutting edge FC infrastructure for application acceleration

Vexata (@VexataRTA), the leader in real-time enterprise storage solutions, announced today the successful compatibility testing of the Vexata VX-100 Flash Array™ as a part of the Brocade® Storage Fabric Ready (SFR) program. The Brocade qualification ensures that enterprise customers can successfully and seamlessly deploy Vexata Arrays into their Brocade SANs and experience groundbreaking performance for their applications.

“We are very pleased to be working closely with Brocade towards fostering the adoption of cutting edge FC technologies,” said Zahid Hussain, CEO of Vexata. “The Brocade interoperability testing of the Vexata Flash Array is an important milestone as enterprises can now deploy our arrays with confidence and experience an order-of-magnitude more performance for their database and analytics workloads.”

The Brocade-certified Vexata Array brings tremendous latency benefits enabling enterprises to enjoy a 3 to 5x application acceleration by simply deploying the array into their existing SANs. The Vexata Array achieves near line rate read performance for 32G Fibre Channel (FC), thereby offering customers a better ROI to upgrade their 16G FC infrastructure. With the massive ingest and query performance of Vexata arrays, it is now possible for enterprises to reuse their trusted and reliable FC infrastructure for innovative applications that use streaming and NoSQL frameworks in addition to traditional SQL.

“We’re excited to welcome Vexata as the latest member of the Brocade Storage Fabric Ready program,” said Jack Rondoni, senior vice president of storage networking at Brocade. “As customers modernize their SAN infrastructure with Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel and Vexata Flash Array technology, we are enabling validated end-to-end storage solutions which will speed deployment while reducing cost and risk.”

The Brocade SFR program provides a comprehensive test suite for the validation of enterprise storage arrays covering multiple host operating systems and FC initiators, and several versions of Brocade switches and directors from legacy 8G FC through cutting-edge 32G FC. The program qualifies arrays for reliability, availability and sustained performance, as well as the ability to recover from various stress and error scenarios. A successful qualification ensures that enterprises can reduce risks and complexities, and minimize downtimes associated with the array deployment.

About Vexata

Vexata’s active data infrastructure solutions enable transformative performance at scale for the I/O intensive applications driving digital business. Based on its groundbreaking VX-OS software, Vexata solid state storage systems deploy simply and seamlessly into enterprise and cloud data center environments. For more information visit vexata.com or follow us @VexataCorp.


- Kylie Bruschvexata@methodcommunications.com415.849.2983

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