Tivoli Certifies Brocade and IBM Storage Infrastructure Products

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. this week announced that the entire Brocade SilkWorm(R) family of fabric switches and the IBM SAN Fibre Channel Switches produced by Brocade — including the IBM 2109-S08, IBM 2109-S16, and IBM 3534-1RU SAN Fibre Channel Managed Hub — have been certified by Tivoli as Tivoli Ready.

“Tivoli is working with partners like Brocade to help ensure that Tivoli products can manage heterogeneous SAN environments within the context of a larger enterprise infrastructure,” said Jose Iglesias, vice president, Tivoli Storage Management Products. “Tivoli Ready makes it easier to manage an e-business infrastructure as a whole.”

“Through Tivoli Ready certification, IBM customers know that the IBM SAN Fibre Channel Switches can gain the benefits of being centrally managed with Tivoli software,” said Barry Rudolph, IBM vice president, Disk Storage Systems and Software. “Tivoli provides industry leading management software for large scale heterogeneous SANs which require policy-based automated administration and advanced SAN management applications.”

“We are committed to providing our customers with the widest range of options for managing and administering their heterogeneous SAN environments,” said Jay Kidd, Brocade vice president of Product Marketing. “Brocade is pleased to work with partners like Tivoli to help ensure that Brocade-based SANs provide an intelligent platform for advanced SAN management in multi-vendor SAN environments.”

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