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Brocade ADX Series

The Brocade ADX Series of application delivery switches is used by the world's most demanding service provider networks and large enterprise data centers. With a comprehensive portfolio and features, the Brocade ADX Series enables service provider and enterprise organizations to scale network performance, deploy services more efficiently, and differentiate service offerings without compromising on performance and reliability.

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Enabling Efficient, Scalable, and Agile Cloud Service Delivery

Purpose-built on a scalable, distributed architecture, Brocade ADX application delivery solutions provide the flexibility and scale to meet the demands of service-driven data centers. Whether an organization requires dedicated hardware, hardware-based multitenancy, or a virtual platform, the Brocade ADX Series provides a comprehensive application delivery portfolio that accelerates application performance, increases application availability, and improves application security.

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Run your applications efficiently at the speed of business with the Brocade ADX series

  • Minimize TCO: Helps reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and rapidly deploys application delivery services by running the Brocade Virtual ADX (vADX™) Application Delivery Switch on industry-standard x86 servers
  • Maximize infrastructure utilization: Consolidates application delivery hardware infrastructure with Brocade ADX hardware-based virtualization—reducing CapEx and OpEx by up to 75percent
  • Grow on-demand: Allows on-demand performance and capacity scalability with a pay-as-you-grow licensing model for fixed platforms and fully interchangeable modules for chassis systems
  • Speed up service creation: Simplifies the deployment of new and differentiated revenue streams to increase Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) through the Brocade OpenScript engine
  • Optimize SSL transactions: Secures Web communications through SSL while eliminating the SSL burden from application servers through hardware-accelerated 2048-bit SSL encryption
  • Mitigate application attacks: Provides reliable protection against many forms of network and application attacks with best-in-class SYN proxy, DDoS protection, and DNS deep packet inspection
  • Transition to IPv6 seamlessly: Transitions seamlessly to the growing IPv6-based world through comprehensive IPv6 server load balancing, routing, and gateway services
  • Automate application delivery services: Helps reduce operational costs by enabling the automation and orchestration of application delivery with the Brocade Application Resource Broker
  • Centralize management: Enables control of application management and provisioning through rich XML APIs, simplifying integration with third-party, or homegrown orchestration, and automation tools

Build your heterogeneous data center deployment models

  • Purpose-built hardware for a physical infrastructure build-out:
    • Brocade ADX 1000 Series: Compact 1U fixed form platform
    • Brocade ADX 4000 Series: Chassis-based 4U modular system
    • Brocade ADX 10000 Series: Chassis-based 10U modular system
  • Hardware-based virtualization for a shared, multitenant environment:
    • Multiple, fully isolated virtual Brocade ADX instances to run on on a single Brocade ADX system when the the physical Brocade ADX system is deployed in a shared multitenant mode
  • Virtual platform for a virtualized data center and cloud environment:
    • Brocade Virtual ADX provides the ultimate flexibility and portability in a software networking platform
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Brocade’s ServerIron ADX with Application Resource Broker (ARB) automates on-demand resource provisioning with visibility into application traffic and load level. To demonstrate the on-demand computing services provided by ARB, Brocade, SAP, and VMware have jointly defined a virtualized application reference architecture for the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform that closely models the customer deployment environment.

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Brocade and Crossbeam offer a cost-efficient network security solution that consolidates data centers, enabling scalability while meeting growing performance demands.

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The flexibility and simplified high availability of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 come from innovations to the core Exchange Server 2010 platform, enhancing performance, scalability, and reliability, while reducing TCO.

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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) adoption has resulted in the increased service-enabling of IT systems. Now, Brocade® and Oracle offer a complete solution for the rapid deployment of business applications on an SOA foundation. Brocade® ServerIron® ADX has been validated with Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) SOA Suite 11g to deliver scalability and resiliancy, ensuring the highest availability of business application services.

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Brocade supports Network Functions Virtualization with a comprehensive portfolio of software-based networking solutions that enable service providers to support diverse deployment models and network services at scale.

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The combination of Brocade ServerIron Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) and Nominum Caching/Authoritative Name Servers (CNS/ANS) provides the solution of choice for highly resilient and scalable DNS service infrastructures used by the largest service providers.

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Brocade and Check Point deliver a cost-effective, scalable networking and security solution with application optimization, unmatched simplicity, and industry-leading performance.

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Brocade® ServerIron® ADX delivers EMC RSA Key Manager scalability and resiliancy, ensuring high availability of key management services for data encryption applications.

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The ServerIron EM Plug-in significantly reduces the cost and complexity of managing applications that rely on ServerIron ADX and Oracle technologies

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Provides reference architecture and procedures for deployment of NAT64 and DNS64 in support of IPv6-only client environments

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Brocade ServerIron switches, when deployed in front of the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, increase application uptime, maximize server farm utilization, and shield the servers and applications from malicious attacks.

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C.R. England increases network bandwidth and eliminates single points of failure by standardizing on Brocade for a scalable, high-performance network infrastructure.

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Cloud provider supports rapid business growth with a highly scalable Lync solution built on Brocade VCS Fabric technology.

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i3D.net leverages Brocade technology to deliver an exceptional online gaming experience over high-capacity, low-latency, cloud-based networks.

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With a Brocade network in place, SIPCOM can offer high-capacity, scalable hosted UC services to its growing user base.

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The University of Westminster delivers next-generation educational applications and the latest communication services with its 10 GbE Brocade network.

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Discusses joint implementation of Brocade ServerIron application delivery switches with IBM WebSphere SIP servers. It provides guidelines for installations and step-by-step instructions for configuring Brocade ServerIron switches for load balancing of SIP servers.

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Brocade has made cloud-optimized networking a major part of its overall market strategy with the ServerIron ADX series of application delivery controllers. By accepted industry standards, this product set has traditionally offered excellent scalability and reliability. With the recent software release, the company's goal is to give cloud providers greater application control, customization, and scalability for the services they create.

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Brocade’s ServerIron ADX with Application Resource Broker (ARB) automates on-demand resource provisioning with visibility into application traffic and load level. To demonstrate the on-demand computing services provided by ARB, Brocade, SAP, and VMware have jointly defined a virtualized application reference architecture for the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform that closely models the customer deployment environment.

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The transition from the IPv4 protocol to the IPv6 protocol represents a significant challenge to service providers, hosting services, and other companies. They must find ways to accommodate end users and Customer-Premises Equipment (CPE) devices that may be using either protocol. This white paper examines four transition technologies. Brocade is offering its customers a transition path to the new wave of Internet technologies while continuing to utilize customers’ existing infrastructure.

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Highlights the value of highly available and scalable application switching and details the specialized capabilities required in the application switches for deployment in a SIP service infrastructure for maximum benefit.

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The whitepaper documents the landscape changes that will shape the ADC in the near future, including assessing the viability and value preposition of solutions that support open tool capabilities to ensure consistent and predictable application service outcomes.

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This document explains how to implement and configure Brocade ADX load balancer with EMC Atmos storage. It is intended to walk the reader through the architecture, data flow, and reference architecture for online file sharing with EMC Syncplicity.