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With an innovative family of campus network switches, Brocade is making The Effortless Network a reality. These switches support the Brocade HyperEdge Architecture, which is designed to consolidate network management and enable services sharing between premium and entry-level switches—reducing both complexity and costs while protecting capital investments.


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Enterprise campus networks are expected to deliver services thought impossible just a few years ago. Video conferencing, real-time collaboration, distance learning, and patient monitoring are just a few of the applications that organizations are deploying to enhance employee productivity, improve customer service, and create a competitive advantage. Additionally, anytime, anywhere mobile access has become ubiquitous with an explosion of wireless devices connected to the network, along with rising user expectations.

As a result, today's IT organizations need to quickly and efficiently transform their campus networks to support ever-changing business needs—all within constrained budgets. In short, they need to do more with less.

Brocade is uniquely positioned to help organizations address this challenge. Leveraging proven expertise in world-class data center SAN and Ethernet fabric networking solutions, Brocade now brings unprecedented innovation to enterprise campus networks with the Brocade HyperEdge Architecture.

Brocade HyperEdge Architecture
The Brocade HyperEdge Architecture brings campus networks into the modern era to better support mobility, security, and application agility. This evolutionary architecture integrates innovative wired and wireless technologies to streamline application deployment, simplify network management, and reduce operating costs.

The HyperEdge Architecture enables organizations to build networks that are:

  • Agile: By eliminating Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) between HyperEdge Domain switches through a flatter Layer 2 design, the HyperEdge Architecture increases link utilization and reduces application deployment complexity.
  • Automated: By grouping premium and entry-level into a consolidated management domain, HyperEdge Domains eliminate the need to provision and manage devices individually—simplifying network deployment and management.
  • Cost-effective: The HyperEdge Architecture enables the propagation of advanced features and services from premium switches to entry-level switches, allowing IT organizations to purchase only what they need today and add intelligent services as the business evolves.

Brocade Campus Network End-to-End Solutions
Brocade offers a full suite of Layer 2 and Layer 3 network solutions. Brocade network infrastructure products are engineered for enterprise-class applications, combining high performance with resiliency and industry-leading energy efficiency. For campus network deployments, Brocade offers a broad spectrum of access, aggregation, and core switches to build a complete end-to-end solution for both large and medium-size enterprises.

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Brocade HyperEdge Architecture collapses the aggregation and access network layers of legacy campus architectures, integrating innovative new wired and wireless features with existing network technologies to streamline application deployment, simplify management, and reduce operational costs.

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Publication Date: November 2014

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Brocade and Aruba Networks provide a secure, optimized mobile user solution that is effortless to maintain and reduces TCO by 46 percent compared to Cisco.

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Using the intelligent PoE/PoE+ capabilities of the Brocade FastIron family can ensure last-minute power to critical devices while saving operating costs.

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Community Hospital of Long Beach is saving $1 million annually while enabling flexible, mobile patient care thanks to its upgraded networking infrastructure.

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Software developer creates healthcare applications more quickly and efficiently while keeping networking operations and capital expenses at a minimum

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Southern Californian school deploys cost-effective, future-proof wireless network with Brocade switches, supporting thousands of users and enabling VoIP

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From access to enterprise applications such as e-mail, to applications that enable crews to track airplanes and maintenance teams to inventory and manage spare parts, Neos Airlines employees need to be as mobile as the planes they are operating

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Community college ensures a quality student experience by deploying a highly resilient, high-performance campus network and gaining instant network visibility and flexible support for expanded wireless and video deployments

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As the existing network aged out, network administrators recognized that it was time to upgrade the infrastructure to support current and more innovative technologies that would move the hos-pital forward on its mission of excellence. Sint Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis sought a faster, high-performance networking partner that could deliver a reliable, scalable solution—with compre-hensive and user-friendly management tools. The hospital found that partner with Brocade.

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Leading research institution relies on Brocade to meet increased bandwidth demand from multimedia, research, and mobile applications.

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Westmark’s New Campus Network Brings Advanced Capabilities to Specialized Learning

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Today’s mobile workers expect anywhere, anytime, any device access. Brocade and Aruba Networks are partnering to combine Brocade HyperEdge Architecture with Aruba MOVE architecture and Suite B-certified ClearPass security, offering organizations an unparalleled mobility solution.

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IDC discusses Enabling Organizational Agility with New Campus Network Architectures

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Dynamic orchestration and provisioning of campus network resources using Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

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The Effortless Network, enabled by HyperEdge Architecture, seamlessly integrates new innovations with legacy technologies, improving network flexibility and reducing management complexity, application deployment time, and operational costs.