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Partners / OEMs

Brocade & Hitachi Data Systems


For 15+ years, Brocade and Hitachi have delivered tightly integrated, unified storage solutions with the availability and scalability to support critical business applications and service levels. Today, we’re combining Brocade’s New IP solutions with Hitachi’s Social Innovation to deliver game-changing IT platforms that solve real-world business problems.

Contact the Hitachi Data Systems OEM team for more information

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade Best-in-Breed Solutions:

Storage and SAN Consolidation

  • Hitachi and Brocade help our enterprise customers address data center resource constraints with efficient SANs and converged infrastructure solutions built on advanced technologies like storage virtualization, flash storage, and fabric-based networking.

Converged Platform

  • Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN and Ethernet fabric technologies power the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform. These converged infrastructure solutions combine storage, server, networking, and software  to support business-critical workloads.

Networked Mainframe Storage

  • Brocade networking and the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform offer a compelling solution for mainframe-attached storage. These technologies create a highly-virtualized environment that utilizes mainframe resources more effectively than traditional direct-attached topologies.

Flash Storage Optimization

  • Fibre Channel networks are the market standard for high-performance storage environments. Brocade high-performance Fibre Channel solutions let you take full advantage of Hitachi Data Systems flash storage by eliminating potential bottlenecks in the storage network.

Hitachi & Brocade Solutions

Storage and SAN Consolidation

Address data center resource constraints with Hitachi and Brocade solutions built on storage virtualization. The result? Increased utilization through energy-efficient equipment with a smaller, denser footprint. Hitachi and Brocade enable superior storage and SAN consolidation with the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and the next-generation Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone.

Unified Storage Infrastructure

Hitachi and Brocade offer tightly integrated unified storage solutions with the performance, availability and scalability to support a range of applications and service levels. Hitachi Unified Storage combines block, file, and object storage in a unified platform, including HUS VM. This versatile performer efficiently packages enterprise virtualization and unified storage for small and medium enterprises. Together, HUS and Brocade fabric technologies enable an agile, resilient infrastructure that is a superior solution for both public and private clouds.

Converged Platform

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform and Brocade deliver cloud-optimized solutions with the flexibility and scalability to support IT services on demand. Integrating Brocade Ethernet and Fibre Channel switches with Hitachi Compute Blades and industry-leading storage ensures a high-performance infrastructure for large and midsize organizations alike. Easy-to-deploy Hitachi unified computing accelerates deployment of the most widely adopted business applications on the market—Microsoft Exchange, Oracle Database, SAP HANA, Microsoft PrivateCloud and VMware vSphere.

Networked Mainframe Storage

The Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone, together with the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, offers the right solution for mainframe-attached storage environments. These technologies enable agile businesses through a highly-virtualized storage environment that boosts network performance and better utilizes mainframe system resources compared to traditional direct-attached topologies. What’s in it for you? Faster deployment of new applications and non-disruptive redeployment of storage assets between mainframe and open system environments.

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Infrastructure

Hitachi and Brocade deliver “no data loss” business continuity solutions that address planned and unplanned outages. Hitachi TrueCopy™ synchronous remote replication software—in concert with the integrated metro connectivity capabilities of Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel switches—support cost-effective short-distance replication. For long-distance replication and more advanced data center configurations, choose the Hitachi Universal Replicator and the Brocade 7800 or Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade. Their unique capabilities underpin a high-performance, highly reliable business continuity and disaster recovery infrastructure proven in data centers around the globe.