Brocade Survey: iPad 3 to Boost Traffic, Stressing Networks and BYOD Policies Alike
SAN JOSE, CA, Mar 06, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
As Apple prepares to further redefine personal and business
computing with the introduction of the iPad 3, Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD)
today revealed the results of a survey of 120 IT decision-makers,
many of whom expect iPad 3 and other mobile devices to directly
impact their campus LANs. Survey result highlights include:
-- BYOD or Not, Here They Come: Almost 40 percent of respondents
indicated that employees use mobile devices to access their campus
LANs regardless of an official Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy.
-- iPad 3's Immediate Impact: More than 30 percent of decision-makers
expect traffic on their networks to increase as a direct result of the
-- Long-term Investing for Mobility: 65 percent of survey respondents
said they have invested in campus LANs since 2009 to address tablet
and smartphone usage.
-- Multivendor Strategy Rules: 60 percent of the respondents said their
organization relies on networking solutions from multiple vendors to
achieve their goals.
Regardless of whether companies have official BYOD policies, mobile
device proliferation signifies the potential for a dramatic rise in
campus LAN traffic in the years to come. To continue to prepare for
this and other IT advancements that will impact the performance of
campus LANs, Brocade today unveiled its vision for The Effortless
This vision is based on the new Brocade(R) HyperEdge(TM) technology,
which is designed to deliver new levels of automation and
simplification of the campus LAN lifecycle -- with significant cost
savings and investment protection. Brocade also introduced two
additions to the Brocade ICX(TM) switch family to support the
company's advancements in campus LAN technology.
Brocade's survey of 120 IT decision-makers was conducted from
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 through Monday, March 5, 2012 via Zoomerang.
Click here to read the full results of the summary and download a
full report on the findings.
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