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EMC Details New Converged Networking Plans

Eager to deliver a full suite of converged networking equipment and services for private cloud installations, EMC unveiled the specifics of its expanded reseller agreement with Cisco Systems and Brocade.

The storage software and management vendor will introduce a full range of Brocade 10Gbit Ethernet switches and selected Cisco Nexus 10Gbit Ethernet switchesthrough the EMC Select program.

It will also offer various services around converged networking, supporting protocols such as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), iSCSI, and Network-attached Storage (NAS).

InfoStor digs into the specifics of the partnership announced at the the EMC World conference today and what it means for enterprises looking to build out their private and public clouds.


EMC announced expanded reseller partnerships with both Brocade and Cisco at the EMC World conference here in Boston today as the company fleshes out its portfolio of converged networking products and services.

EMC's big pitch at this week's EMC World conference has been the "Journey to the Private Cloud." The company says those clouds will be formed by bringing Fibre Channel and Ethernet fabrics together to create the backbone of the virtualized data center.

To that end, EMC plans to build out its converged networking services, products and management tools over the next several months.

Read the full story at InfoStor:
EMC Expands Converged Networking Deals with Brocade, Cisco