Data storage and networking company Brocade Communications System Inc began life focusing on storage area network (SAN) gear, but in recent years has set its sights on becoming a more mainstream networking player and is poised to take on leadings rivals.
Brocade has announced a number of advancements to its VCS Fabric technology and Brocade VDX switch portfolio, including new VCS fabric capabilities that it said provide native multitenancy, storage-aware networking and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance for the most demanding data centre environments.
Brocade said it has collaborated with VMware to develop a new management pack that enables enterprises to proactively manage Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs) operating within highly virtualised environments.
Brocade has announced a new network virtualisation gateway based on its VCS Fabric technology that it said would enable customers to bridge logical networks with physical resources to provide a unified data centre architecture.
Global relief, development and advocacy organisation World Vision International has succeeded in cutting its data centre network operating costs by 40% following the implementation of an Ethernet fabric-based network infrastructure from Brocade.
Brocade has entered into an agreement with independent IT training company Global Knowledge to run training and certification programmes across Asia Pacific.
Brocade has unveiled what it claimed was a comprehensive strategy that combines the best aspects of physical and virtual networking to increase business agility, reduce complexity and scale virtualisation to new levels within and across data centres.
Brocade and fluidOps, a leading provider of cloud and data management solutions based on semantic technologies, have announced the completion of a technology integration project between them.
Brocade has announced that its Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) solutions are integrated with the new EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage Platform.
Brocade has delivered its HyperEdge Architecture, which it claimed would provide the agile, application and services-centric campus network organizations need today,