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Technology and Configuration

To help companies design and deploy world-class storage area network (SAN) solutions, companies such as Brocade have developed a series of certified, interoperable enterprise SAN configurations along with step-by-step implementation guides. The entire library of these pretested SAN configuration guides includes more than 30 popular SAN environment and application configurations.

For example, Brocade's SOLUTIONware configurations simplify SAN implementation by providing a recipe for success for addressing today's most challenging data storage management, resource management, and business continuance requirements (see Figure 2)1. These certified SAN configurations provide the following advantages:

  • Scaling server and storage resources quickly, to meet fast-paced data growth

  • Improving resource utilization throughout the enterprise

  • Reducing the data backup window and improving data recovery times

  • Increasing application availability to support 24 x 7 business requirements

  • Improving the efficiency of storage management to help lower overall operating costs1

Figure 2 A server-free backup and recovery SOLUTIONware configuration designed to offload all backup traffic from the production network.

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