Partners / Alliances

BROCADE & VMWARE

Through their Global Alliance Partnership, Brocade and VMware offer highly optimized and integrated intelligent networking services. Their approach encompasses both the hardware and software components necessary to achieve a software-defined data center.

PARTNERSHIP OVERVIEW

Experience the power of a truly virtualized data center. With VMware, a leader in cloud infrastructure and virtualization software, Brocade eases your path to virtualization. Their combined solutions dissolve the barrier between your physical resources and the virtual network, maximizing your return on IT today and well into the future.

The VMware and Brocade Alliance provides you with….

  • A simple, scalable, and efficient cloud framework that brings the best of virtual and physical networking together
  • The visibility and insight you need to meet service levels, optimize resource use, and comply with configuration requirements in dynamic virtual and cloud environments
  • Faster resolution of networking issues through reduced downtime and lower operating costs
  • Proven interoperability through standards-based integration and certification testing
  • Highly scalable deployments of multi-tenant and multi-tiered cloud applications

VMware & Brocade Solutions

Brocade VCS Gateway and VMware NSX Unified Infrastructures

Unleash the power, intelligence, and analytical capabilities of your network with an end-to-end solution from Brocade and VMware. Brocade VCS Gateway and VMware NSX unify virtual and physical infrastructures—enabling a seamless transition to cloud architectures. With their combined technologies, you can leverage your current infrastructure while realizing the benefits of VXLAN to support multi-tenancy and large-scale deployment of applications and VMs. To learn more, read the solutions brief.

Brocade IP Analytics Pack for VMware vRealize Operations

Don’t waste any more time and resources troubleshooting your virtual network. The Brocade IP Analytics Pack for vRealize Operations brings the best of virtual and physical networking together to create SDDCs that really work. At the core of this solution is Brocade VCS Fabric technology, delivering diagnostics information from Brocade VDX Ethernet fabric switches to vRealize Operations. If you’re part of a virtualization infrastructure teams, you can use these insights—together with information from VMware NSX—to proactively pinpoint network problems and increase automation, performance, and availability. To learn more, read the solutions brief.

Brocade IP Content Pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight

Cut through the clutter with Brocade IP Content Pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight. Brocade and VMware deliver the root-cause analysis and remediation you need in a virtualized networking environment. Brocade IP Content Pack for vRealize Log Insight eliminates the noise from millions of events, amplifies critical alerts, and accelerates troubleshooting with actionable analytics. The result? Faster resolution and happier customers. To learn more, read the solutions brief.

Brocade SAN Analytics Pack for VMware vRealize Operations

Prevent problems before they happen. Integrating the Brocade SAN Analytics Pack into VMware vRealize Operations provides the visibility and actionable intelligence you need to ensure service levels, optimize resource use, and comply with configuration requirements in dynamic virtual and cloud environments. With Brocade Fabric Vision technology as the foundation of the Brocade SAN Analytics Pack, you get robust diagnostic, monitoring, and management—plus a health and performance dashboard that allows you to spot trends and get a jump on performance issues. To learn more, read the solution brief.

Brocade SAN Content Pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight

How healthy is your SAN? VMware administrators, simplify SAN management with Brocade SAN Content Pack for VMware vRealize Log Insight. This solution rapidly and automatically presents the most relevant log data in the context of vRealize operations. That means you identify problems faster. And with Brocade Fabric Vision technology you get insight into your SAN fabric’s behavior over time so you can anticipate problems impacting VM performance and application responsiveness before they occur. To learn more, read the solution brief.

Brocade Network Advisor Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter

The industry’s first and only unified management solution for data, storage, and converged networks, Brocade Network advisor integrates smoothly with VMware vCenter. This versatile performer supports Fibre Channel SANs, Fibre Channel over Ethernet, IP switching and routing, wireless, and Multiprotocol Label Switching networks—providing end-to-end visibility and comprehensive lifecycle management in a single application plus a seamless and unified user experience. To learn more, read the solution brief.

Brocade SteelApp Traffic Manager Plugin for VMware vRealize  Orchestrator

With more businesses automating and orchestrating IT services in today’s hybrid deployments, attention to API-based product integrations has increased. The Brocade SteelApp plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator makes core load-balancing functions available in the form of workflows and actions with SOAP API. This smart plug-in—in addition to automating the configuration aspects of load balancing—reduces OpEx and drives improved quality.

Brocade and VMware Joint Business Continuity Solution

Today's businesses rely heavily on the digital infrastructure to perform day-to-day activities. Uninterrupted availability of infrastructure is paramount in ensuring successful operations. Brocade, EMC, and VMware have built a solution that dynamically migrates business applications across data centers separated by a latency of 10 ms RTT—about 550 miles—without disruption to the business. This secure and reliable live application mobility solution relies on industry-proven VMware Metro vMotion and EMC VPLEX enabled by the Brocade end-to-end storage and IP networking infrastructure. To learn more, read the solution brief.

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