Brocade was among the first networking vendors to embrace 40GbE technology on its switches, including the ICX 6610 campus switch. As networks continue to get larger, there is also a need for easier management of the switching fabric, which is where Brocade’s multi-chassis trunking (MCT) technology comes into play.
MCT provides a more efficient way to link a pair of switches together. Linking multiple switches together is also part of Brocade’s VDX data center switching family. On the VDX, Brocade has something called the virtual cluster switching (VCS) that enables administrators to manage a network of VDX switches as one logical switch.
Spotlight on Brocade: Switches
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Sean Michael Kerner | November 19, 2013
Brocade wraps up its fiscal 2013 and announces new hyper-edge switch. Read More>
Sean Michael Kerner | October 31, 2013
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Sean Michael Kerner | September 25, 2013
Brocade CEO explains how keeping costs under control and benefitting from Cisco mis-steps are the key to his company's success.
Jeffrey Burt | September 25, 2013
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Sean Michael Kerner | September 18, 2013
New multitenancy capabilities come to virtual fabric as Brocade ramps up its virtual switch portfolio. Read More>
Sean Michael Kerner | August 14, 2013
Third quarter fiscal 2013 earnings report exceeds expectations as new CEO continues to rebuild and refocus. Read More>
Sean Michael Kerner | July 09, 2013
New Brocade survey paints a grim picture of the current status of data centers, but it's not all doom and gloom...or is it? Read More>
Sean Michael Kerner | May 17, 2013
Brocade CEO reveals IP growth, SAN slowdown, and future plans during the vendor's Q2 FY2013 earnings call. Read More>
Arthur Cole | May 03, 2013
New releases from Brocade, HP, Dell, and 6connect look to fabric architectures to achieve truly dynamic network infrastructure. Read More>
Sean Michael Kerner | April 30, 2013
Vyatta technology helps to infuse Brocade's Software Defined Networking architecture. Read More>
Sean Michael Kerner | April 10, 2013
Brocade's new firmware and hardware updates support the move toward SDN. Read More>
Sean Michael Kerner | February 15, 2013
New CEO explains why he joined Brocade and where the business is headed after the company reports record first quarter fiscal 2013 revenue. Read More>
Sean Michael Kerner | January 14, 2013
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Arthur Cole | November 08, 2012
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