Vendor Profile

Brocade: Switches

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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How Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney Energized a Tired Company

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Brocade Doubles Down on Open SDN

During Q2 fiscal 2014 earnings report, Brocade CEO emphasizes the shift to software and SDN even with new hardware router platforms set to debut. Read More>

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Brocade Builds a Team of Visionaries

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Brocade's Vyatta SDN Revenue 'Not Yet Material' as New Switches Debut

Brocade wraps up its fiscal 2013 and announces new hyper-edge switch. Read More>

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Brocade Opens Up OpenStack with DNRM

The open source OpenStack platform is set to get a major boost thanks to a new technical effort led by Brocade.

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Brocade CEO Takes Aim at Cisco

Brocade CEO explains how keeping costs under control and benefitting from Cisco mis-steps are the key to his company's success.

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Brocade, Aruba Target Cisco With Campus Network Partnership

The companies’ integrated wired and wireless solution will be aimed at helping campus networks handle such trends as BYOD, mobility and SDN. Read More>

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Brocade Weaves New Virtual Networking Fabric

New multitenancy capabilities come to virtual fabric as Brocade ramps up its virtual switch portfolio. Read More>

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Brocade Gets Down to "Fighting Weight"

Third quarter fiscal 2013 earnings report exceeds expectations as new CEO continues to rebuild and refocus. Read More>

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What's Wrong with Most Data Centers?

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>

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Brocade CEO Focuses on Growth Areas for 2013

Brocade CEO reveals IP growth, SAN slowdown, and future plans during the vendor's Q2 FY2013 earnings call. Read More>

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Dynamic Networking: It's All in the Fabric

New releases from Brocade, HP, Dell, and 6connect look to fabric architectures to achieve truly dynamic network infrastructure. Read More>

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Brocade Debuts On-Demand Network for the SDN Data Center

Vyatta technology helps to infuse Brocade's Software Defined Networking architecture. Read More>

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Brocade Grows HyperEdge Network Architecture

Brocade's new firmware and hardware updates support the move toward SDN. Read More>

Brocade Powers Ahead with New Leadership

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>

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