Brocade VCS Fabric now in over 1100 data centres

Brocade recently announced its On Demand Data Centre strategy

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Brocade VCS Fabric now in over 1100 data centres ufian Dweik, regional manager MEMA at Brocade Communications says that ethernet fabrics have been a necessary revolution.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 20, 2013

Brocade has announced that its VCS Fabric technology has been deployed in over 1100 global data centres belonging to their customers.

In April Brocade unveiled its vision of the 'On-Demand Data Centre' with the announcement of a number of product launches for both physical and virtual data centre environments. Brocade VCS Fabric technology serves as the foundation for this road-map, which the company claims will allow customers to simplify and automate their networks, as well as dramatically improve network efficiency, utilisation and performance.

Ethernet fabrics adopt a flat-meshed Layer 2 network topology which strays from the traditional tiered-tree network topologies. Compared to the classic hierarchical Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics provide the higher levels of performance, utilisation, availability and simplicity required to meet the new business expectations of the data centres.

With this key milestone, Brocade has more Ethernet fabric customers than any other vendor offering Ethernet fabric solutions. These customers span several industries, including technology vendors, cloud service providers, governments and healthcare providers.

"While data centre technologies have over the past decades been a steady evolution, ethernet fabrics that Brocade has been an innovator of have been a necessary revolution. Businesses are looking for ways to increase the efficiency of their data centres without massive cost implications and our technologies have enabled this. The customers who have helped us achieve this milestone are now capable of delivering new applications and services with the speed and flexibility that make their VCS Fabric technologies a differentiating asset," said Sufian Dweik, regional manager MEMA at Brocade Communications.

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