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Solid State Ready Program

As part of the Technology Alliance Partner Program, Brocade offers additional programs that provide specific services for partners. Brocade Ready programs provide support, confidence, and continuity by establishing the interoperability of Brocade network products and solutions. The Brocade Solid State Ready program provides comprehensive testing and GTM initiatives for flash storage vendors.

For a current list of tested partner arrays, see the Directory page.

For more information, see our Overview and Benefits pages.

The Brocade Compatibility Matrix can be found here.

Program Focus Areas Include the following:

Solid State Ready

The Solid State Ready (SSR) program is a comprehensive testing and configuration initiative to provide Fibre Channel SAN and IP interoperability with flash storage. This program provides testing of multiple fabrics, heterogeneous servers, NICs, and HBAs in large port-count Brocade environments. Vendor participation enables fully supported configurations in customer environments and vendor products are included in future Brocade Fibre Channel Compatibility Matrix releases. Testing covers future Brocade OS versions and vendor’s software releases. The program is currently open for Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS flash storage arrays.

Partner vendor benefits:

  • No program fee for entry
  • Broad Fibre Channel and IP interoperability validation with proven test methodologies
  • Brocade customer supportability for emerging storage solutions
  • Product listing in Brocade Fibre Channel Compatibility Matrix
  • Brocade Solutions Lab access to equipment for joint POCs and solution test validation
  • Joint development of configuration and best practice guides
  • Participation in joint channel solution sales and marketing activities*
  • Product co-development opportunities
  • Participation in premium test services for an additional fee

* Requires agreement and involvement with Brocade sales and marketing teams

Further questions about the Solid State Ready program can be forwarded to SolidStateReady@Brocade.com


Solid State Ready Program Resources