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Data centers are rapidly evolving to better meet the needs of business. Brocade offers a complete data center networking portfolio that provides the foundation for addressing critical business objectives.

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A World-Class Data Center
Brocade has put its IT innovation into action by deploying leading-edge data center solutions in its own world-class, ultra-modern, and energy-efficient data center. This facility serves as a showcase for the possibilities of dynamic, virtualized data centers—as well as strategic "green" initiatives.

Energy and operational efficiency are core attributes of the data center. In fact, the data center has helped Brocade qualify its new campus as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-certified facility. Some notable achievements include:

  • Consolidating five data centers and labs into one modern facility
  • Decreasing the physical footprint requirement by 30 percent
  • Reducing data center energy consumption by 37 percent
  • Eliminating 4450 tons of CO2 emissions per year
  • Decommissioning approximately 133 kilowatts (kW) of equipment power, translating to $200,000 in yearly savings

In fact, this modernization project has helped Brocade qualify for one of the largest utility incentive rebates in California's history, a sum of more than $2 million. This accomplishment provides a strong example of how organizations can reduce their energy usage in power and cooling data centers, which is among the top IT initiatives and a primary driver for data center modernization.

To schedule a visit of the Brocade data center and campus, contact us

Continued Innovation for Best-in-Class Networking Solutions
By continuing to develop leading-edge technologies and solutions, Brocade further reinforces the Brocade One strategy of helping organizations transition to a virtualized world where information and applications reside anywhere. With the introduction of innovative Brocade VCS technology and industry breakthroughs such as Ethernet fabrics, Brocade provides a strategic way to virtualize the data center with forward-thinking solutions built for the business requirements of today and tomorrow.

State of Art Data Center Resources

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This paper provides a comprehensive set of best practices to guide data center SAN architecture and design.

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The guiding principles driving a new architecture for the data center include consolidation, virtualization, service-level resource allocation, and policy-based data management. These principles simplify how business exploits its data for competitive advantage in a cost-effective manner.

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This guide describes best practices for incorporating cabling in a typical data center, plus tips for selecting cabling components and information on data transmission media.

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Describes recommended cabling solutions for high-density port solutions based on the Brocade FC8-64 FC port blade.

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The guiding principles driving a new architecture for the data center include consolidation, virtualization, service-level resource allocation, and policy-based data management. These principles simplify how business exploits its data for competitive advantage in a cost-effective manner—as detailed in this paper.

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Highlights a Brocade-EMC solution with EMC CLARiiON, EMC Atmos, Brocade Fibre Channel (FC) switches, Brocade FC HBAs, and Brocade IP networking switches as the ideal platform for Microsoft SharePoint applications running on a Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization framework.

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The rapid adoption of server virtualization is changing the requirements for data center infrastructure capabilities and design. Virtualization concentrates business processes and data to a smaller group of physical resources, as a result, businesses need to ensure that the data generated in this virtual server environment is properly protected.

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Brocade switches with Gen 5 Fibre Channel unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next-generation storage, doubling the data throughput of 8 Gbps links, enabling organizations to fully leverage existing and new IT investments.

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Describes and illustrates scenarios that demonstrate how the Brocade DCX Backbone platform can be added non-disruptively into the core of existing SANs and new data center fabrics.

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This paper delves into the experiences of 30 IT managers who relocated their data centers, analyzing the primary drivers, issues, strategies, and lessons learned.

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The results of a benchmarking study performed in Brocade test labs demonstrate that SQL Server can be deployed on VMware ESX Server 3.5 for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) applications in very favorable server consolidation ratios to meet corporate IT business requirements.

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This paper describes the key factors that organizations need to consider in order to build the right backup and recovery infrastructure for their needs.

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This paper describes how Brocade Adaptive Networking Services help simplify fabric management by dynamically adjusting bandwidth and fabric resources to meet application service levels.

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To maximize the benefits of network connectivity in a virtualized server environment, Brocade works seamlessly with Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (MSCVMM) to deliver high performance, high availability, security, energy efficiency, and streamlined management end to end.