Brocade Announces Unified Network Architecture
Brocade has recently announced Brocade One, the unifying network architecture and strategy that the company claims will help customers to simplify the complexity of virtualizing their applications. In the news release Brocade also said that by removing network layers, simplifying management and protecting existing technology investments, Brocade One helps customers migrate to a world where information and services are available anywhere in the cloud.
"The realization of this vision requires radically simplified network architectures. This is best achieved through a deep understanding of data center networking intricacies and the rejection of rip-and-replace deployment scenarios with vertically integrated stacks sourced from a single vendor.
"In contrast, the Brocade One architecture takes a customer-centric approach with the following commitments:
Unmatched simplicity: Dramatically simplifying the design, deployment, configuration and ongoing support of IT infrastructures.
Investment protection: Emphasizing an approach that builds upon customers' existing multivendor infrastructures while improving their total cost of ownership.
High-availability networking: Supporting the ever-increasing requirements for unparalleled uptime by setting the standard for continuous operations, ease of management and resiliency.
Optimized applications: Optimizing customers' current and future applications."