Brocade One™ Strategy
As IT environments continue to evolve, today's organizations are looking for more flexible network infrastructures that can handle ever-increasing data traffic and utilize virtualization to deliver a wide range of applications and on-demand services.
The Brocade One™ strategy is designed to help these organizations transition smoothly to a world where information and applications can reside anywhere. As a result, organizations can build future-proof network infrastructures for tomorrow while protecting their current technology investments today.
Leading the Transformation of the Network
With the rapid increase in the number of intelligent devices and highly mobile users extending the edges of the network, the traditional "walls" of the data center are beginning to disappear. Today, there is little distinction between the heightened requirements in the data center and those in the rest of the network. In fact, it's safe to conclude that the entire network is the data center.
As a result, organizations are poised to transition to a more robust yet flexible network model based on a highly virtualized, services-on-demand infrastructure. To provide maximum business value, this transition should be as simple and cost-effective as possible — with minimal disruption and risk.
While some vendors' approaches involve expensive rip-and-replace approaches or risky single-vendor solutions for network upgrades, Brocade believes that this transition begins with a dramatically simplified network architecture.
The Brocade One strategy provides an innovative yet pragmatic way to transition smoothly to a world where information and applications can reside anywhere. It combines a unifying set of values and innovative technologies to simplify networks even while enabling greater choice.
This approach helps organizations continue leveraging their existing assets and establish new standards for uptime — all while introducing future-proof technologies. Backed by 15 years of expertise in the world's most demanding data center environments, the Brocade One strategy extends the robust capabilities of the data center to the rest of the network.
As such, it:
- Enables the convergence of storage and data IP networks to simplify operations
- Extends data center capabilities to make the entire network more robust and resilient
- Facilitates the use of new technologies to leverage flexible cloud delivery models
The Brocade One strategy is uniquely designed for developing products and solutions that that deliver four critical business benefits:
- Unmatched simplicity
- Non-stop networking
- Application optimization
- Investment protection
Most organizations would agree that today's networks have become far more complex than they should be. The amount of data and applications in use today necessitates a greatly simplified network architecture.
To provide the reliability and performance that virtualized data centers require, organizations must transition to networks that are simpler in terms of design, deployment, management, and ongoing infrastructure support.
The Brocade One strategy helps organizations adopt new technologies and simplify their infrastructure at every point throughout this transition. Rather than dictating a costly rip-and-replace approach, Brocade products work with existing network assets to create an integrated solution that's simple to deploy and manage.
This approach includes validated, best-in-class solutions that are part of the industry's largest ecosystem of world-class IT partners.
As the entire network takes on the characteristics of the data center, business success increasingly depends on continuous operations and cost-effective resiliency.
The Brocade One strategy leverages field-proven networking solutions that are currently powering the world's most critical data centers. Based on decades of expertise, these solutions provide the robust capabilities to enable new levels of reliability and non-stop networking to support business continuity.
Today's applications increasingly require more network bandwidth, compute power, and storage. And as they move into the cloud, they're running everywhere — leading to new requirements for more highly efficient, reliable, and scalable networks.
The Brocade One strategy helps organizations optimize application availability while delivering the highest levels of performance and reliability before, during, and after the migration to cloud environments.
Moreover, Brocade delivers the network performance and efficiency to enable the cost-effective deployment of groundbreaking applications that provide a clear business advantage.
Brocade has always developed solutions built on a vast array of platforms as part of the industry's largest partner ecosystem. Rather than limit choice like some other vendors' approaches, the Brocade One strategy embraces choice and flexibility.
This approach enables organizations to continue building on their existing multivendor infrastructures while integrating a wide range of innovative new technologies. The result is a much faster ROI for new technology deployment combined with lower overall TCO across the network.