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Brocade announces cloud-optimised solutions for service providers

Brocade today announced innovative new cloud-optimised networking solutions to enable the next evolution in public cloud infrastructures. These advancements will help service providers leverage their existing infrastructures to create a broad set of new revenue-generating services, such as virtual private cloud services, for enterprise customers. As a result, service providers around the globe can minimize their infrastructure expenditure and raise their revenue to increase profitability.

At its annual Technology Day Summit, Brocade unveiled the solutions that support the expansion of emerging service provider public cloud infrastructures, including significant software advancements to the entire family of Brocade, Internet core, metro and edge routing products, including a clear migration path from today’s IPv4-based networks to IPv6, a new set of carrier-grade 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 100 GbE blades for Brocade MLX Series routers to enable massive scalability for highly virtualised and cloud-based networks, and enhanced IPv4/IPv6 and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) routing capabilities and scalability for the Brocade NetIron® CER 2000 Series compact routers to expand the service provider cloud in metro networks.

The Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch, a new metro network solution designed to cost-effectively deliver advanced services to businesses

“Today’s networks must be cloud-optimized at every critical point as they will define the application performance and the customer experience within the cloud. Service providers are able to leverage Brocade data centre networking leadership in high-performance Brocade ServerIron ADX application delivery switches, as well as market-leading storage fabric and innovative Ethernet fabric technologies to build out their cloud infrastructure,” said Ken Cheng, Vice President, Service Provider Products, Brocade.

Accordig to Cheng, the Brocade Ethernet fabric technology enables a completely virtualised environment in which service providers can offer compute, storage and network resources to their customers on-demand. In addition, Brocade Ethernet fabrics simplify data centre network management and operations, improve network efficiency and utilisation and thus reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) dramatically.

According to a recent report by Gartner, the global market for cloud services is expected to grow to nearly $150 billion by 2014. This enormous market opportunity is transforming how service providers will deliver information technology services to their customers. It is a catalyst that will ultimately alter how services are delivered and consumed by nearly everyone worldwide, driving a fundamental shift in business and revenue models.

“For service providers, their network is the cloud. Service providers want to provide network services to their enterprise customers and, on top of that, they want to deliver application-level services from the data center,” Cheng added. “Since Brocade has both data centre as well as service provider networking expertise, we are uniquely qualified as a strategic partner to help service providers build out their cloud infrastructures and deliver profitable cloud-based services.”

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