Brocade has unveiled data center strategy that combines the best aspects of physical and virtual networking to increase business agility, reduce complexity and scale virtualization to new levels within and across Data centers.
The On demand Data center Strategy represents another major evolution in networking toward a highly virtualized, open and flexible network infrastructure. With an infrastructure that combines physical and virtual networking elements, customers can provision the capacity — compute, network, storage and services — required to deliver high-value applications faster and easier compared to legacy data center networks. With the industry-leading Brocade® VCS® Fabric technology serving as the foundation, The On-Demand Data Center strategy enables customers to simplify and automate their networks, as well as dramatically improve network efficiency, utilization and performance. This strategy also represents another logical step on the path toward mass customer adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
Brocade has reinforced its commitment for software, open management, orchestration and SDN controller initiatives by delivering new technologies in support of the OpenDaylight Project and OpenStack, strategic open-source software projects for building private, public and hybrid clouds. Specifically, Brocade is announcing:
- Virtual networking solutions: Brocade Vyatta® vRouter and Brocade Virtual ADX® Application Delivery Switch
- Physical networking solutions: Brocade MLXe 4×40 GbE Core Router module, Brocade NetIron® CES/CER Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router modules and Brocade NetIron OS update
- Orchestration and management solutions: Brocade OpenStack solution, founding board member of the OpenDaylight open source SDN project and Brocade Application Resource Broker
“While one of the more attractive benefits of virtualization is a reduction in capital expenses, we are starting to see the operational expenditures of highly virtualized environments increase because they lack proper orchestration, automation and management tools,” says Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research.
Brocade has also announced virtual networking solution, Vyatta vRouter and Virtual ADX application. The Brocade Vyatta vRouter provides the ability to build sophisticated multitier networks that can be deployed, configured or changed on demand — significantly reducing capital and operating expenses.
Brocade Virtual ADX provides a virtual application delivery platform that increases the speed of application resource deployment and differentiated services for dynamic cloud environments. As part of the comprehensive Brocade application delivery controller (ADC) product portfolio, the Brocade Virtual ADX provides the flexibility and scale to significantly reduce the total cost of operations and speed the deployment of new revenue streams.
Brocade also enhanced its cloud provisioning capability with an update to Brocade Application Resource Broker and continued work on the OpenStack plugin for load balancing as a service. Designed to automate the rollout of new services and adapt to changing business conditions, Brocade Application Resource Broker builds on the strength of its dynamic resource provisioning capability to enable hybrid cloud services.
Brocade is enhancing its network infrastructure portfolio for data centers with 40 GbE interfaces for its flagship Brocade MLXe Core Router, new high-performance modules for the Brocade NetIron CER Routers and significantly expanded SDN capabilities in a new NetIron OS release.
Brocade is introducing a new four-port 40 GbE Brocade MLXe module for mission-critical and data-intensive services required in data center and enterprise core networks. With wire-speed performance on the 40 GbE module, the Brocade solution provides seamless integration with Brocade VCS Fabric technology for an end-to-end multitenant 40 GbE solution in the data center.