Brocade, VMware team up to support New IP

Duo hopes to accelerate adoption of SDN, virtualisation

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Brocade, VMware team up to support New IP Nolet: Brocade shares VMware’s vision for a simplified and automated data centre environment.
By  Stephen McBride Published  October 19, 2014

Networks firm Brocade has announced it is collaborating with VMware to promote solutions that use New IP technologies.

Brocade Ethernet and Fibre Channel fabrics will be interoperable with VMware vRealize Operations 6.0 (formerly the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite) announced at VMworld Europe 2014.

Brocade also announced that VMware will participate in Brocade Network Subscription, which offers both network infrastructure and VMware platform solutions on a subscription basis.

"Building on the companies' half-decade relationship creating innovative, interoperable SDDC solutions, Brocade and VMware will now deliver intelligent and powerful analytics capabilities for both Fibre Channel SAN and IP networks," Brocade said in a statement. "Previous work on Fibre Channel integration into VMware vRealize Operations is now being leveraged by next-generation data centres.

"Our collaboration with Brocade on vRealize Suite 6 has resulted in an interoperable solution that delivers an agile, scalable network infrastructure and enables a seamless migration to cloud architectures," said Sanjay Katyal, vice president, Strategic Alliances and OEM Partnerships, VMware.

"Working with companies such as Brocade allows for the creation of better hybrid cloud architectures for the evolving software-defined data centre. This includes delivering a more unified and comprehensive management experience, and helping customers integrate physical and virtual infrastructures that can be viewed and managed as a single unified infrastructure."

"Leveraging both Ethernet and Fibre Channel fabric technologies to support New IP, Brocade shares VMware's vision for a simplified and automated data centre environment that allows our mutual customers to say goodbye to the status quo of inflexible, legacy network and data centre designs," said Jason Nolet, vice president, Data Center and Campus Networking, at Brocade.

"Our partnership continues to expand in uniting the best aspects of virtual and physical networking across a cloud orchestration framework to enable SDDCs that deliver greater simplicity, higher scalability and more efficient resource utilisation."

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