Key Brocade Storage Area Network (SAN) products support Access Gateway, an N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)-based technology that enables multiple virtual servers to share and connect over a single physical interface. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager uses these Brocade-enabled SAN connections for easier application mobility, increased availability and greater system reliability.
According to Tom Buiocchi, vice president, worldwide marketing, Brocade, "Virtualisation is fundamentally changing the data centre. Brocade has partnered with Microsoft to deliver optimised blade server and server virtualisation solutions that improve asset utilisation in evolving data centres."
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