EMC Technology Connect – Select



Leverage technology partners that offer validated products to complete your customer solutions.

Infrastructure Management

Optimize storage resources to achieve application service level and cost objectives using storage management built for the cloud. Transform existing heterogeneous storage into a simple, open, and extensible virtual storage platform.

ELAB validated
VSPEX validated

Brocade ICX IP switches are the foundation for connectivity in IP storage networks. They are designed for a wide range of EMC environments — enabling a low TCO and fast ROI. Brocade's data center switches provide a complete portfolio for EMC’s Data Center IP storage connectivity solutions. Models include the ICX 6430, 7250, 7450 and 7750 switches; offering enterprise functionality and stackable switching at an entry-level price. The Brocade 5600 virtual router offers networking functions like routing, firewall and VPN in software.

The Brocade virtual Traffic Manager (vTM) offers virtual Application Delivery Controller capabilities for software based network traffic management (IP Load Balancing, SSL Offload, Security, etc.).

The Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform (AMP) allows deep Fibre Channel network monitoring. It non-disruptively attaches to Brocade and EMC 16Gb FC platforms.

EMC Interoperability Environment
Brocade ICX EMC VNXe, VNX, Data Domain
Brocade vTM (Virtual Traffic Manager) EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, ECS, , VxRAIL, VxRACK, VPLEX
Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform (AMP) EMC VNXe, VNX, VMAX3
Brocade Vyatta Virtual Router EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, ECS, VxRAIL, VxRACK

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Emulex products include:

  • LightPulse® Fibre Channel HBA—4 Gb/s , 8 Gb/s, and 16Gb/s HBAs are installed in the server to provide Fibre Channel connectivity from the server to the storage area network (SAN). They are available in single-, dual-, and quad-channel options and are tested and qualified by EMC. Emulex HBAs are supported by a wide range of operating system environments including Microsoft Windows, Solaris, VMware, and Linux.
EMC Interoperability Environment
LightPulse HBAs EMC Celerra products, EMC CLARiiON products, EMC Ionix ControlCenter products, EMC PowerPath products, EMC Symmetrix products, VMware products

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VSPEX validated

Panduit provides validated physical infrastructures for all VSPEX reference architectures to ensure rapid deployment and optimum performance. Pre-configured, rack-ready solutions streamline the entire lifecycle with a single part number for quoting and procuring complete infrastructures (excluding active gear). Key benefits include significant time savings and reduced risk across the procurement, installation and upgrade process for the lowest TCO.

  • Pre-Configured Physical Infrastructures for VSPEX offer a range of solutions to support VSPEX reference architectures for Private Cloud and End User Computing. Includes:
    • VPSEX branded energy efficient cabinets
    • Pre-labeled fiber and copper connectivity bundles
    • Integrated grounding and bonding
    • Thermal and cable management
    • Model-kit assembly and port-mapped cabling instructions
  • VSPEX branded base cabinets - available for unique configurations
EMC Interoperability Environment
Pre-Configured Physical Infrastructure EMC VSPEX Infrastructure
EMC VNX and VNXe Series Storage
VSPEX Branded Cabinets EMC VSPEX Infrastructure
EMC VNX and VNXe Series Storage

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Smartoptics Solution develops simple and cost effective embedded dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems that work directly in FC switches instead of separate stand-alone systems.


The Smartoptics Solution delivers wavelength specific DWDM optical transceivers connecting directly into the Fibre Channel switch. Transmits the output signal from the switch as a specific optical wavelength with 8G FC up to 80 km, 16G FC up to 40 km. Introduces a minimum of latency, ideal for latency sensitive applications such as synchronous replication and metroclusters. Optics approved and supported by Brocade and Cisco.

Combined with the optical transceiver Smartoptics solution also includes open line systems. The line system multiplexes and extends the reach for longer distances, up to 150 km point-to-point for synchronous 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) replication.

In addition to the Smartoptics own optical transceivers, the open line system solution accepts any combination of embedded DWDM optics, transponders and muxponders. A true open line networking with no restrictions.

The solution provides the power of a traditional DWDM system in a 1U plug-and-forget platform.

Dell EMC Interoperability Environment

Dell EMC Select Products


Interoperable Dell EMC Product

Connectrix B-Series switches (FOS 8.0.2d or higher)
Connectrix B-Series switches (FOS 7.4.2c or higher)
Connectrix MDS series (OS 6.2(19) or higher, or NX-OS 8.2(1) or higher)
Please see Dell EMC “Support Statement for Smartoptics products” for full details on Interoperability

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Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom is an App-centric Infrastructure Performance Management platform. It is a HW/SW solution that complements Dell EMC Products with real-time monitoring and performance-based correlation, analytics and intelligence, to ensure performance for mission critical, latency sensitive applications. Use cases include end-to-end IT Infrastructure monitoring, analytics-driven decision support and troubleshooting, and performance assurance for SLA adherence.

Comprehensive Visibility

From the broadest to the most granular level—confidently manage system-wide performance.

Analytics-Driven Decision Support

Enable every team member to take-action based on the same definitive insights, by dynamically exploring the right information at the right time.

True ROI

IT teams can finally align infrastructure spend to performance and demonstrate ROI to leadership and lines of business.

Dell EMC Interoperability Environment
VirtualWisdom UI and Performance-based analytics
SAN Availability Probe
SANInsight TAPs
SAN Performance Probe
Virtual Server Probe
SANInsight TAPs
VNX, Unity
VxBlock, Vblock

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