Nirvanix Taps Brocade for Cloud Infrastructure

  • Tweet  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Facebook  
  • Google plus  
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to  

Cloud storage specialist Nirvanix has tapped networking company Brocade for its networking technology, providing an overhaul to Nirvanix's scalable cloud storage solutions. Enhancements are always a bonus to the channel, but this partnership signals something deeper about technology convergence.

Storage and speed: The IT  world can't get enough of them. It's fitting, then, that Brocade Communications Inc. and Nirvanix Inc. have partnered to deliver a bigger data pipe to Nirvanix's cloud storage systems.

The Nirvanix claim to fame is the CloudComplete portfolio, a storage platform that scales into the petabytes. It offers managed public, hybrid and private cloud storage capabilities, designed for global scalability, and an enterprise-clad file system. Nirvanix needs to take its cloud platform to another level, giving users to access files "as one large global name space." The company already provides these capabilities and seeks to expand them, especially as remote and mobile users tap into data anywhere on the globe.

Related articles

To provide this enhancement,  Nirvanix has turned to Brocade's networking capabilities. Today, the Brocade ICX 6610 Ethernet switches, flanked by the NetIron CER 2000 routers, ADX application delivery switches and all-important Fibre Channel storage switches, provides the "backbone" for  Nirvanix's cloud storage systems, subsequently  providing a foundation for an increasingly more scalable cloud storage infrastructure that will live up to Nirvanix's promise of delivering "extreme levels of resilience" within hosted data.

Indeed, Nirvanix bills itself as being focused on data security, redundancy and speed, so this is a tight fit for the two companies. All Nirvanix partners will be automatically offering faster services for all existing customers, which should address remaining concerns about storage and networking in the cloud. More importantly, Nirvanix believes this data networking super-charge will allow for "hyper growth" in cloud storage and related solutions that leverage it.

Is there a bigger picture? We're seeing an interesting convergence happening in the vendor space, which may allude to more important things happening with bigger vendors. Channelnomics' contributor Larry Walsh has detailed how many larger vendors are looking to scoop up the "low-hanging fruit" of servers, virtualization and other specialized technologies to prevent lock-in with specific partnerships and to gain additional market share.

How does this relate to Brocade and Nirvanix? While large vendors fight to create their own ecosystems, smaller players in market are joining forces. Partnerships like these are likely the first signs of the much-predicted "nexus" of cloud consolidation. If vendors are willing to collaborate, this can create something greater than the sum of its parts (and partners), which may be helpful among smaller cloud solution providers.

  • Tweet  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Facebook  
  • Google plus  
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to  
More on Channel Business
master-data-management-web

What’s in a name? IoT is more about apps and data than things

What's connected to the IoT is one thing, but leveraging the data you get from those 'things' is key

Man spending cash

HP: CPGs spending more on IT

Giant examines changing IT needs and CIO roles in CPG market

iceberg-arches-melting-into-freezing-blue-sea

What do global warming, evolution and waning partner loyalty have in common?

Partners won't stick around forever if they're unhappy

Handshake in London

Lenovo reshuffles line-up of top execs

Vendor announces new corporate president amid a management rejig

Visitor comments
Add comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
In-depth
Asia globe

With UCC, it’s a small world after all

Rapidly emerging technology set is presenting businesses with inventive ways to cut the cord, communicate and collaborate

master-data-management-web

What’s in a name? IoT is more about apps and data than things

What's connected to the IoT is one thing, but leveraging the data you get from those 'things' is key

marco-avg

Vendor Q&A Series: Marco La Vecchia, AVG Technologies

The latest channel exec to sit in the Channelnomics hotseat is AVG's VP of channel sales

technology-doctor-healthcare

Prevention vs. cure: Dealing with security breaches

U.S.Secret Service agent says focus needs to shift from prevention to incident identification