Brocade, the leading provider in networking solutions, started off this year’s Technology Day Summit and will use the event to launch several cloud-optimised networking advancements spanning multiple customer segments. This comprehensive portfolio of Brocade products and open-architecture solutions is designed to help customers migrate smoothly to private, public and hybrid cloud models.
“We are providing more proof points for our Brocade One strategy, which helps our customers reduce network complexity and support new and distributed applications. Technology Day allows us to demonstrate how our innovations provide new levels of uptime through an open, multivendor architecture that protects existing and new IT investments,” said John McHugh, Chief Marketing Officer, Brocade. “Our solutions available today support the IT transformation required to embrace any and all cloud architectures.”
Fibre Channel continues to be the predominant information storage architecture for virtualised data centres and the growth of information storage has been unparalleled over the past ten years. Brocade today announced it is first to market with a comprehensive family of 16 gigabits per second (Gbps) Fibre Channel offerings that set new standards for performance, scalability and data centre efficiency. These offerings include the Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone, the Brocade 6510 Switch, the Brocade 1860 Fabric Adapter and the Brocade Fabric OS 7.0 operating system. Also included are new administrative and scalability enhancements to Brocade Network Advisor, which unifies storage, data and wireless network management in a single platform.
Brocade also announced the next evolution in public cloud infrastructures that will allow service providers to leverage transformative Internet technologies and data centre networks to deliver a broad set of new revenue-generating cloud services such as software-, infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service. Specific announcements include significant software advancements to the entire family of Brocade “IPv6-ready” Internet core, metro and edge routers; new carrier-grade 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 100 GbE modules designed to deliver massive scalability for public cloud networks; and the new Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch, which delivers advanced Ethernet services closer to customer premises.
“Customers continue to trust their networks to Brocade as they move to highly virtualised environments and cloud models,” said Zeus Kerravala, Senior Vice President of Global Enterprise and Consumer Research at Yankee Group. “Brocade offers a comprehensive networking portfolio that is purpose-built for virtualisation and clouds, leveraging proven technologies such as Fibre Channel and emerging technologies such as standards-based Ethernet fabrics.”
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