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Brocade's commitment to data center industry standards

by tsager on ‎05-08-2012 11:19 AM (209 Views)

Brocade works with industry-leading organizations to facilitate the development of standards, technologies, products, and services designed to simplify data center infrastructure management and implementation. Brocade has a long history of being a major contributor to the evolution of industry standards ranging from Fibre Channel communication technology to storage network interoperability and management. As Brocade continues to expand its presence in the Ethernet space, the company's participation in associated standards groups continues to grow as well.

In our ongoing effort to facilitate the development of standards, technologies, products, and services that simplify data center infrastructure management and implementation we are pleased to have contributed to the Open Data Center with an Interoperable Network (ODIN) initiative. Industry standards are a key element of next generation data center’s facilitating the ability to run a multi vendor network infrastructure which can significantly lower total cost of ownership and provide much greater flexibility through initiatives like Software Defined Networking and Open Flow. Using an approach like ODIN facilitates the ability to deploy new technologies like our VCS® Fabric into existing data centers in a seamless manner.

Brocade VCS® Fabric technology helps organizations create efficient data center networks that just work. Ethernet fabrics built on Brocade VCS Fabric technology provide unmatched VM awareness and automation compared to traditional network architectures and competitive fabric offerings. In addition, they increase flexibility and IT agility, enabling organizations to transition smoothly to elastic, mission-critical networks in highly virtualized data centers.

Additional details on ODIN can be found at http://www-304.ibm.com/connections/blogs/DCN/?lang=en_us

Comments
by (anon) on ‎05-08-2012 04:54 PM

IBM and Brocade have enjoyed a long, fruitful collaboration in data networking, so I'm very pleased by this article and the endorsement of ODIN (open datacenter interoperable network) as a standards-based approach for the data center.  To read more, visit the IBM data center networking blog for a three part post on open standards and ODIN which starts here:  Data Center Networking