Brocade launches 'On Demand Data Centre' strategy

New products include Brocade MLXe 4x40 GbE Core Router module, Brocade NetIron CES/CER Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router modules and Brocade NetIron OS update

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Brocade launches 'On Demand Data Centre' strategy Brocade's new On-Demand Data Centre blue print will address key issues around the cloud for the Middle East, says Sakhnini.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 5, 2013

Brocade has launched its new data centre strategy based on a number of new product releases and updates. This 'On-Demand Data Centre' blue print touches upon the physical, virtual, orchestration and application control layers of the data centre and is designed to give organisations a comprehensive overview of the company's data centre strategy in the era of virtualisation and cloud computing.

The new products announced by Brocade include the Brocade MLXe 4x40 GbE Core Router module, Brocade NetIron CES/CER Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router modules and Brocade NetIron OS update. The networking vendor has also introduced the Brocade Vyatta® vRouter and Brocade Virtual ADX Application Delivery Switch for the virtual layer of the data centre. Orchestration and management of this physical-virtual data centre environment will be simplified though Brocade's OpenStack solution and the Brocade Application Resource Broker.

"When we look at the cloud scenario in the Middle East, we see that things like security, load balancing, application availability, dynamic provisioning, control and ease of deployment are all delaying the uptake. These are all areas that Brocade's newly unveiled On-Demand Data Centre blue print will address. Our technologies will help customers move to the hybrid cloud and subsequently into the public cloud domain," said Yarob Sakhnini, director, Systems Engineering at Brocade.

Vendor lock-in and interoperability between different physical and virtual components within the data centre also pose roadblocks to cloud adoption.

"We are very excited about this launch as consolidates all our technologies into a comprehensive vision. This is effectively a roadmap that will help our customer build their data centres in a manner that allows them rapidly adapt to new technologies while extracting the best ROI from their existing investments," said Sakhnini.

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