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June 11, 2010

Brocade Intros the Brocade One Unified Network Architecture and Strategy

Allowing customers to simplify the complexity of virtualizing their applications, Brocade has unveiled Brocade (News - Alert) One, the unifying network architecture and strategy. Apart from protecting existing technology investments, this new strategy also simplifies management, the company states in a release.

As IT environments continue to evolve, today's organizations are looking for more flexible network infrastructures that can handle ever-increasing data traffic and utilize virtualization to deliver a wide range of on-demand services. The Brocade One architecture is designed to help these organizations to achieve that goal.

The company will offer a comprehensive suite of solutions in support of converged fabrics and Ethernet networking, which will execute on the Brocade One architecture. This will include new product offerings, including a converged fabric switch, converged fabric operating system and converged fabric management tools. It will also include new channel partner specialization for partners and new support and professional consulting services offering for converged fabric solutions.

"Driven by the growth of server virtualization, continued growth of data and the proliferation of devices connected to the network, the networking industry is on the cusp of a major innovation cycle," said Mike Klayko (News - Alert), CEO of Brocade, in the release. "Virtualized data centers will enable the realization of cloud architectures where services and applications can be delivered on-demand and at much greater speeds than is possible today."

According to Brocade, IT infrastructures will eventually evolve to a highly virtualized, services-on-demand state enabled through the cloud in the Data Center market. The vision of the company is based on the firm belief that the process, an evolutionary path toward this desired end-state, is as important as reaching the end-state.

Recently, the company announced that West Chester University upgraded its network infrastructure, improving reliability and security in order to support new applications, such as Voice over IP, and to accommodate the needs of its students, teachers and administrators. The University turned to Brocade for its networking technology and superior service and support. West Chester University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
 

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard
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