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
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Sean Michael Kerner | October 31, 2013
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Sean Michael Kerner | September 25, 2013
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Jeffrey Burt | September 25, 2013
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Sean Michael Kerner | September 18, 2013
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Sean Michael Kerner | August 14, 2013
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Sean Michael Kerner | July 09, 2013
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Sean Michael Kerner | May 17, 2013
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Arthur Cole | May 03, 2013
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Sean Michael Kerner | April 30, 2013
Vyatta technology helps to infuse Brocade's Software Defined Networking architecture. Read More>