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Brocade continues to revolutionize the data center by developing innovative architectures and platforms, striving for the highest level of interoperability, and furthering standards development. Through industry-leading Brocade technologies, organizations can build next-generation data centers that are designed to provide maximum value today and well into the future.

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Brocade VCS Technology

Brocade VCS Technology

Brocade VCS Fabric technology helps organizations create efficient data center networks that just work. Ethernet fabrics built on Brocade VCS Fabric technology provide unmatched automation, efficiency, and VM awareness compared to traditional network architectures and competitive fabric offerings. In addition, they increase flexibility and IT agility, enabling organizations to transition smoothly to elastic, mission-critical networks in highly virtualized cloud data centers.

SAN Fabric Technology

SAN Fabric Technology

The Fibre Channel protocol and Brocade have been closely connected since the development of the first Brocade Fibre Channel platforms over 15 years ago. Today, organizations worldwide rely on Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions in their mission-critical data centers to deliver unmatched reliability, simplicity, and 16 Gbps performance.

Ethernet Fabric

Ethernet Fabric

Compared to classic hierarchical Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics provide higher levels of performance, efficiency, availability, and operational simplicity to meet the business needs of virtualized data centers today and into the future.

Ethernet

IP/Ethernet

The network has become a mission-critical component for today's organizations. It is responsible for far more than just enabling the applications that drive business operations. Today's network infrastructures are extensions of business operations that must adapt to rapid growth, data-intensive applications, security threats, and new technologies that extend the edge of the network.

IPv6

IPv6

With more than a decade of research and development in IPv6 networking, Brocade has developed a non-disruptive set of solutions to completely transition or simultaneously support both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols. To address the needs for security and manageability, often overlooked by many networking vendors, Brocade supports extended security features for IPv6, as well as embedded sFlow technology.

Platforms

Platforms

Brocade incorporates intelligence directly into its storage networking solutions to create highly available, scalable, and secure environments for storage applications.

Standards Leadership

Standards Leadership

Brocade works with industry-leading organizations to facilitate the development of standards, technologies, products, and services designed to simplify data center infrastructure management and implementation. Brocade has a long history of being a major contributor to the evolution of industry standards ranging from Fibre Channel communication technology to storage network interoperability and management. As Brocade continues to expand its presence in the Ethernet space, the company's participation in associated standards groups continues to grow as well.

Compatibility

Compatibility

Brocade offers the highest level of fabric switching and device compatibility, helping organizations maximize the value of their data center infrastructure investments.

Software-Defined Networking

Software-Defined Networking

Traditional networks and data centers are being stretched to their limits. They were never designed for today's astronomical growth in bandwidth-intensive applications—and the ever-increasing demand for speed, scalability, and resilience. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a powerful new network paradigm designed to address these issues. Brocade leads the way in SDN technologies to help unleash the power, intelligence, and analytics of networks with a flexible, end-to-end cloud-based solution.

Software-Defined Networking

OpenStack

It’s easy to see why enterprises are moving toward cloud infrastructures. Transitioning to a cloud computing environment promises many benefits, including greater economies of scale and greater flexibility to adopt new application workloads. OpenStack is an open-source software that delivers a massively scalable cloud operating system designed to enable end-to-end data center orchestration.