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Redefine IP Storage Networking

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The New IP: Transforming Networks

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From email and texting, to online calendars, to accessing information on public and private networks, wireless infrastructures support virtually every aspect of business operations today. The massive value realized from wireless technology is encouraging increasingly large and business-relevant investments in mobile devices and the wireless networks that support them. Critically important and sometimes overlooked, however, is placing equal emphasis on the underlying wired infrastructure. Fact: a fast wireless network requires a wired infrastructure that not only offers overall high performance, but remains aligned with wireless network bandwidth requirements as access point and mobile device technologies evolve.

Historically, keeping your wired and wireless network capabilities synced has been a challenge because the two technology areas have been evolving at different paces. Even if you recently implemented or upgraded your wireless network, you’re going to want some new gear in less than three years. Wired networks, on the other hand, have a longer lifespan. Many of today’s switches boast scalability features that give you seven to ten years of top-notch service. That means a wired network must be able to support several generations of wireless networks.

Brocade and Ruckus have addressed this issue by working together to create an integrated wireless/wireline network. That network has been thoroughly tested and third-party certified, and offers common network monitoring and troubleshooting through Brocade Network Advisor. Combining Brocade and Ruckus technologies integrates best-in-class capabilities with advanced features that deliver all the Wi-Fi performance, reliability, and scalability your business needs, at a fraction of the cost of conventional wireless solutions. Even better, our integrated wired and wireless network is entirely automated. So you don’t have to figure out how to make all those advanced features work—they just do. From the coffee shop to the campus to the carrier, our products give you the best possible wireless experience.

What most people don’t realize is if you don’t have a good wired infrastructure, your wireless infrastructure’s not going to function. So that was the big reason for making sure we had the access level with the Brocade wired infrastructure to be able to support our new wireless infrastructure.

Luke Saintignan, System and Network Administrator, Kilgore College

Standards-Based Solutions

We believe that a standards-based environment should be the architecture of choice throughout your wired and wireless network infrastructures. It’s a core element of our business strategy.

We support widely used standards such as TCP/IP and IEEE 802.11. And we’ve incorporated additional standards to add value to the wireless networks that customers integrate with their Brocade infrastructures. We support 802.1x for consistent wired and wireless traffic authentication. We support the OpenFlow standard, so you can build an open SDN architecture that avoids vendor lock-in. And we support sFlow to give you the visibility you need for rapid problem resolution and greater uptime.

Within this standards-based environment, our campus switches and Brocade Campus Fabric provide innovative scalability features to support the growing bandwidth needs of advancing wireless technology.

  • The Brocade ICX 7150 Ports-On-Demand (POD) feature lets you expand from 1G to 10G by activating a software license
  • The Brocade ICX 7250 offers Ports-On-Demand as well, plus stacking up to 12 switches
  • The Brocade ICX 7450 lets you expand from 1G to 10G to 40G by swapping switch modules
  • The Brocade ICX 7750 lets you stack up to 12 switches to increase capacity and enable a single point of management through a distributed chassis architecture with Campus Fabric

And as your Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment evolves and you take advantage of next-generation wireless devices, your power needs will likely escalate as well. We offer Power over Ethernet (PoE), PoE+, and Power Over HDBaseT (PoH) so you can build out your power delivery infrastructure along with your campus network.

Seamless Connectivity at the Network Edge

With software-centric, open, agile solutions that integrate the wired and wireless network edge, Brocade and Ruckus provide seamless, reliable connectivity from the heart of the data center network to every user’s mobile device. Implementing integrated, standards-based solutions that address the technology and business trends of wired and wireless networking will help you make an effective transition to a world where applications and information can reside anywhere.


Brocade products turn Possibilities into realities. Through industry transition and technology evolution. For large and small businesses, service providers, and the public sector. Our proven data and storage network fabrics, state-of-the-art virtual devices, management tools, and open approach are ready to support your success.