NETWORK equipment provider Brocade Inc has come up with a strategy aimed at solving the demanding computing capacity requirements of today's businesses.
Its On Demand Data Centre strategy is a virtualised, open and flexible network infrastructure. With its VCS Fabric technology as the foundation, the On Demand Data Centre strategy allows customers to simplify and automate their networks and improve efficiency, utilisation and performance.
Brocade is driving this strategy with new hardware and software advancements across its datacentre networking portfolio.
Among the virtual solutions used are its Vyatta Router and Virtual ADX Application Delivery Switch.
The physical networking will be powered by its MLXe 4X40 GbE core router module, NetIron CES/CER Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Modules and the NetIron OS.
All these solutions will be orchestrated and managed by the Brocade OpenStack solution and the Brocade Application Resource Broker.
One of the solutions powering Brocade's On Demand Data Centre infrastructure is the Vyatta 5400 vRouter family whichi is a software networking solution for highly virtualised data centres.
The latest 6.6 release includes support for multicast routing and dynamic multipoint VPN (Virtual Private Network), two technologies that Brocade said are critical for large enterprises and cloud service providers.
The Vyatta router provides the ability to build sophisticated multi-tier networks that can be deployed, configured or changed on demand, significantly reducing capital and operating expenses.
Brocade also introduced the Virtual ADX which speeds up the virtual application delivery system as well as enhanced the cloud provisioning capability with an update to its Application Resource Broker.
It has equipped its flagship MLXe Core Router with a new four-port 40GbE interface, created new high performance modules for the Brocade NetIron CER routers and expanded the SDN capabilities in the latest NetIron OS release.
The MLXe routers are suitable for mission-critical and data-intensive services and integrates well with the company's VCS Fabric technology for an end-to-end multitenant 40GbE solution in the datacentre
Smaller datacentres will benefit from the compact Brocade NetIron CER routers that feature up to four 10GbE ports.
These routers provide an economical way to extend the reach of carrier Ethernet and enable rapid deployment of new services.
For more information on Brocade's On Demand data centre, go to www.brocade.com/ondemand.