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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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Ethernet/IP Networking
The migration to virtualized data centers has had a profound impact on Ethernet/IP networking, the most widely deployed networking technologies inside data centers. In fact, addressing the network performance and scalability requirements of server virtualization is one of the primary drivers for the increased adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) in recent years. Server virtualization is also a driver for Ethernet/IP-based technologies such as iSCSI and NAS, which complement Fibre Channel in providing a diverse set of storage connectivity options for virtual machines.

The Ethernet/IP networking industry is now making the transition to even higher-performance solutions through the use of 40 and 100 GbE technologies. These higher-performance solutions are designed to accommodate the massive growth rates that are anticipated for both network traffic and digital data.

Brocade provides a complete IP/Ethernet portfolio for data center networks that includes adapters, switches, routers, and application delivery controllers. These solutions enable highly virtualized data centers by delivering cloud-based services that emphasize the use of efficient architectures and high levels of operational and energy efficiency that result in cost savings and improved ROI.

IP Networking Resources

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New high-performance 10 GbE ports can be used to connect both storage and servers into the existing iSCSI network. Existing servers with 1 GbE connections can access the newly deployed 10 GbE storage; and new servers with 10 GbE… connections can access excising 1 GbE storage. This allows you to utilize 10 GbE iSCSI storage for higher-performance server access to storage or to support more 1 GbE servers per storage array.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


SNA over IP solutions have evolved over the last decade and a half to provide a variety of solution options. The optimal solution depends upon the application environment and the evolution of legacy equipment in those environments.


In order to truly align the enterprise infrastructure strategy with business requirements, organizations must be free to choose the solutions that best meet their unique needs and based upon open standards, not proprietary, closed systems.