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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  @Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO), today announced new NVMe and automation capabilities and the industry’s highest-density Brocade®  Gen 6 switch and port blade, the Brocade G630 switch and @Brocade FC32-64 port blade for the Brocade X6 director. These new Gen 6 Fibre Channel platforms are purpose-built for flash storage to accelerate business operations, respond to dynamic demands, and eliminate complexity. The all-flash data center is here and the next wave of storage innovation is rapidly approaching. Next-generation NVMe storage will dramatically accelerate flash, however it will expose infrastructure limitations. The network will become the new bottleneck and enterprises need to re-evaluate their existing SANs. Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel is purpose-built to handle the low-latency and monitoring requirements for NVMe storage. New software optimization reduces latency by nearly 15% for Gen 6 platforms and enhanced integrated network sensors provide new insight into network health and performance of NVMe traffic. The rapid pace of innovation in the data center is increasing the complexity of managing the infrastructure. More time is spent on deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting tasks to maintain service-level agreements and keep up with demands. Brocade automation is powerful for DevOps, simple with Ansible, and open for communities. It leverages open-source technology to automate and orchestrate repetitive tasks, enable IT organizations to significantly improve their efficiency, and decrease the risk of operational mistakes. “Brocade is modernizing Fibre Channel and developing innovative capabilities to enable our customers to take advantage of disruptive storage technology like NVMe and automation,” said Jack Rondoni, senior vice president and general manager, Brocade Storage Networking division at Broadcom. “The all-flash data center is a reality today and NVMe storage is rapidly approaching. Our focus is to innovate and develop industry-leading products and technologies that simplify storage networking and adapt to the evolving IT landscape.”  “As datacenters transition to the latest NVMe-based flash technologies, storage network infrastructure upgrades will be required to maintain scalability growth,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president in Storage at IDC.  “High density Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology like Broadcom’s new family of Brocade blade, switch and director products provide that simple growth path for the large installed base of enterprise-class storage networking.”

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