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Storage Clips: Brocade reorganizes channel program

Brocade combines its Elite and Tapestry Partner programs into the Brocade Alliance Partner program, offering development funds to appropriate partners.

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Brocade reorganizes channel program
Brocade announced that it will unify its existing channel programs, including the Elite Partner program and Tapestry Partner programs into the Brocade Alliance Partner Network. This new program extends the company's investment in channel partners that focus on shared storage and IT infrastructure solutions, the company said.

Participating channel partners receive the following benefits:

  • Monthly accrued Marketing Development Funds
  • Dedicated marketing and sales representative support
  • Free sales and technical training for Brocade Tapestry products
  • Presales technical support, including sales engineer support and knowledge base access
  • Access to technical tools via a secure Web site
  • Presence on the Brocade Web site

    Isilon upgrades file system
    With the release of its new OneFS 4.0 distributed file system, Isilon says it can scale to support 528 terabytes (TB) of capacity and 7 gigabytes per second of performance in a single file system and single, truly symmetric cluster. The company also announced the release of two new clustered storage platform extension products -- the Isilon EX 6000 and Isilon IQ Accelerator.

    Designed as a low cost, high-capacity clustered storage extension product, the EX 6000 contains 6 TB of SATA II disk capacity in a 2U form factor and utilizes SAS technology to connect to each Isilon IQ 6000 platform node. By using Isilon's new OneFS 4.0 and SAS, the combined products create a high-density offering that modularly scales from 60 to hundreds of terabytes in a single unified cluster and single file system, the company said.

    WysDM joins SNIA
    WysDM Software announced that it has joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). As a participating member of the SNIA, WysDM plans to drive standards and interoperability for data protection management. The SNIA has several initiatives for 2006, including the SNIA Data Management Forum's focus on continuous data protection, information lifecycle management and long-term archiving.

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