INFINIDAT Ltd announced a technology alliance with Brocade Communication Systems, Inc. that includes INFINIDAT selling Brocade FC SAN and IP networking products as part of an InfiniBox enterprise storage solution and the integration of key storage and networking technologies that will enhance enterprise storage deployments.
The two companies will also jointly develop and test storage solutions to help customers reduce the risks, costs, and complexities of deploying new storage while ensuring predictable performance and availability.
As part of this alliance, INFINIDAT has developed Soft Targets, a feature that decouples the logical and physical networking ports, allowing them to failover when the port becomes unavailable (e.g. planned maintenance, port / node failure). As a result, applications will not lose their data path while storage teams perform maintenance or when a port fails. Brocade ClearLink Diagnostics is an example of a capability that can be enhanced by INFINIDAT Soft Targets to ensure signal integrity for additional reliability and uninterrupted access to storage arrays.