Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade Team

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. this week announced the Thunder 9200 SAN Enabler (SE), a SAN integrating Hitachi Freedom Storage(TM) Thunder 9200(TM) storage with two Brocade SilkWorm(R) fabric switches in a single, rack-mounted configuration.

According to the companies, Brocade SilkWorm fabric switches provide intelligent networking foundation for SANs, while the Thunder 9200 is a member of the Hitachi Freedom Storage 9000 all-fibre family. The companies said Thunder 9200 SE provides customers with a quick start to deploy a high-availability, switched-fabric SAN that addresses a variety of business issues typically faced by companies with rapidly growing IT infrastructures.

“When you want to provide customers with the highest quality, easiest-to-install SAN solutions, it makes a lot of sense to combine the best products in the business,” said Marlene Woodworth, vice president, Enterprise Products and Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems. “As far as performance, reliability, and capacity go, the Thunder 9200 has proven to be without peer. And Brocade is the market leader in SAN infrastructure. Add the two together and customers get a winning combination.”

The Thunder 9200 SE is available immediately.

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