First Look: Brocade’s new data centre switches & routers
New 100G Ethernet core chassis fabric switch, SDN and multitenancy enhancements help fill out Brocade networking arsenal
By Jim Duffy | Network World US | Published: 16:50, 12 September 12
Brocade’s newest network gear is intended to support cloud environments with thousands of virtual machines running within and between data centers. The offerings will undoubtedly heat up the fabric switching competition between Brocade and Cisco, HP and Juniper.
ADX Layer 4-7 load balancing switch
Brocade’s ADX Layer 4-7 load balancing switch attains multitenancy capabilities through a new software release. This allows cloud and hosting providers, and service-oriented enterprise IT to virtually isolate customers and applications using the same network, compute and storage resources. They create consolidated, multitenant environments with the same SLAs as granular tiered-service offerings while reducing the number of network elements and the power and space they consume, Brocade says.