Data Center

Adaptability in Fixed Form Switches

by asardell ‎01-03-2017 03:03 PM - edited ‎01-06-2017 07:47 AM (3,729 Views)

Adaptable, Agile Switches at the Leaf, Spine and Border Leaf

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Jumpstarting Your Automation Journey

by asardell on ‎12-19-2016 12:28 PM (3,857 Views)

Accelerating Network Automation with These Turnkey Suites  

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Visibility and Automation in Concert

by asardell ‎12-13-2016 02:50 PM - edited ‎12-21-2016 04:51 PM (2,549 Views)

Using SLX Insight, Visibility Services, and BWC for Automated Troubleshooting and Remediation  

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Fulfilling Multidimensional Agility

by asardell on ‎12-06-2016 05:00 AM (9,968 Views)

Products and Technologies at All Layers of the Modern Data Center

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Using SDN to Mitigate DDoS with BGP-FS

by asardell on ‎11-01-2016 08:55 AM - last edited on ‎11-01-2016 04:23 PM by Community Manager (2,568 Views)

Two weeks ago, I mentioned how the topic of denial-of-service DDoS issues, and the potential of BGP Flowspec (BGP-FS) as a way to mitigate them, was a very hot topic at NANOG 68 in Dallas. In general, this topic is top of mind for everyone, especially with the very recent widespread cyberattack. Let’s take a look at the continued evolution of methods to handle these attacks.

 

Traffic filtering policies have traditionally been very static in service provider networks. But in this age of traffic-based, and more widespread, DDoS attacks, operators need to create dynamic filters

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Prepare for Technology Containers in your Data Center

by Ellen Chandra on ‎10-31-2016 01:59 PM - last edited on ‎10-31-2016 04:06 PM by Community Manager (2,405 Views)

Are you considering deploying applications in Containers? According to a recent

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Brocade’s Sponsorship at NANOG 68

by asardell ‎10-21-2016 05:31 PM - edited ‎10-25-2016 03:28 PM (2,242 Views)

SLX 9850 Makes an Appearance to an Approving Crowd. Continued Interest in Scale and Visibility as Cloud Data Centers Continue to Grow.   

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Network Scale and Automation with Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation

by Jeni Lloyd ‎10-18-2016 09:13 AM - edited ‎10-18-2016 11:08 AM (2,813 Views)

At VMworld Barcelona today, Fujitsu announced their PRIMEFLEX for VMware Cloud Foundation integrated system. Brocade® VDX switches are the connective tissue for this new hyperconverged infrastructure option. In this post we’ll take a look at the drivers and benefits of this latest collaboration between Brocade, Fujitsu and VMware.

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Tipping the Scale-ability in your Favor with Simplified Data Center Fabrics

by mlenehan on ‎10-14-2016 01:56 PM - last edited on ‎11-01-2016 04:24 PM by Community Manager (2,055 Views)

As a young Product Marketing Engineer at Intel, I found myself living by Moore’s Law dutifully bringing out new microprocessors that doubled compute power every two years.

            

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Where Are Your Traffic Flows, and Can You Redirect Them?

by asardell on ‎10-12-2016 11:00 AM - last edited on ‎11-01-2016 04:25 PM by Community Manager (1,529 Views)

For my twenty or so years in computer networking, the promise of a network that is sensitive to the applications running on it has been put forth almost continuously.  And to some extent, constructs such as Quality of Service (QoS), policy-based routing, and even simple logical domain separation through subnetworks and VLANs have provided the support to improve application performance.

 

As part of the digital transformation, however, applications are becoming much more complex

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Data center design for business agility

by savitakini on ‎10-10-2016 03:06 PM - last edited on ‎10-20-2016 02:31 PM by Community Manager (4,215 Views)

The many approaches to data center design strategy can be confusing. But, essentially there are 2 approaches – a vertically integrated complete stack solution or build your own stack. There is a parallel here with bring-your-own-device and bring-your-own-app. 

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Brocade SLX 9850 Hits the Road for NANOG 68

by asardell on ‎10-04-2016 09:42 AM - last edited on ‎11-01-2016 04:30 PM by Community Manager (1,318 Views)

The Product Management team in Brocade’s Switching, Routing and Analytics Business Unit is shipping the 230Tbps-capable SLX 9850 router to NANOG 68 in Dallas (October 17-19). It will be presented at NANOG’s “Beer and Gear” event on Tuesday afternoon, October 18 at 6:00PM.

 

This high-end router is especially suited to IP fabric and core-aggregation

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It’s Not About the Network (Unless it’s Slow….or Down)

by asardell on ‎10-03-2016 10:52 AM - last edited on ‎11-01-2016 04:32 PM by Community Manager (1,847 Views)

Jay Etchings has a key mission as director of research operations at Arizona State University – make sure his customers don’t know about the network.  

 

“From a researcher’s point of view—a computational biologist or a genomicist—the network is not important unless it ceases to function,” say Mr. Etchings in this video

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Two Fast Paths to Docker Networking with Brocade VDX

by patild on ‎09-28-2016 01:59 PM - last edited on ‎09-30-2016 10:47 AM by Community Manager (1,833 Views)

Here are a couple of options for how you can get orchestration and visibility across container networks and physical networks:

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I Can See (My Network) Clearly Now!

by skhanna on ‎09-22-2016 01:59 PM (2,949 Views)

Have you ever thought about what types of cars are passing through an intersection, whether there are any accidents or if cars are ignoring traffic lights? Operators use cameras and sensors to get visbility into traffic intersections. Do you have the same visibility into your network? ...

 

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What You Can’t See Could Kill Your Network

by Jason.Nolet ‎09-13-2016 05:00 AM - edited ‎09-15-2016 11:22 AM (11,279 Views)

Looking back on the changes of the last two decades, we can see that networks were at the center of the disruption that swept through every industry twenty years ago with the introduction of the Internet...

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I've seen it over and over again. A user puts in a simple request. Nothing elaborate or unusual - just a standard request.  It goes into the queue, generates a ticket, and then... nothing.

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Summary - Brocade Workflow Composer at NFD 12

by yhasan on ‎08-24-2016 02:41 PM (2,236 Views)

We had a great afternoon with the NFD team as we walked them through our vision, design principles and demos of the Brocade Workflow Composer... here’s what happened:

 

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be_There to get Business Critical Applications on Enterprise Ready SDDC

by Nanjunda Somyaji ‎08-18-2016 04:19 PM - edited ‎08-19-2016 05:48 AM (4,085 Views)

the software defined data centerThis is the age of software with software ruling Data Center architecture and operation. The Cloud, whether it is Private or Public, is leveraging...
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Brocade & VMware power Digital Business Transformation

by Marcus Thordal on ‎08-18-2016 10:08 AM - last edited on ‎08-18-2016 03:42 PM by Community Manager (4,341 Views)

running apps iconWith summer evenings getting shorter and warmer it’s time to look forward to VMworld16, a week of knowledge sharing...
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Brocade VMworld 2016: Read Connections You Care About Applications, Data and You!

by David Gorman ‎08-17-2016 03:22 PM - edited ‎04-13-2017 11:27 AM (4,265 Views)

It’s August and that means it’s time for VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas! This is THE destination to find all the sexy things you’ve been peeking at online and just never get the chance to sample in real life. And there’s also Vegas entertainment if that’s your thing instead…  

Common thread the Network 

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Connect with Brocade at VMworld 2016!

by Nancy.Lam ‎08-09-2016 01:49 PM - edited ‎08-26-2016 09:48 AM (3,222 Views)

I’m very excited about VMworld 2016, Be Tomorrow! What does it mean to you?

VMworld 2016

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Brocade VDX Switches Achieve Hardware VTEP Integration with VMware NSX

by Jeni Lloyd ‎07-18-2016 01:52 PM - edited ‎03-24-2017 09:44 AM (6,720 Views)

The latest release of VMware NSX-V and the accompanying networking HW certifications for vendors including Brocade is an exciting new step towards driving agility across IT and delivering increased value from the network to the business. At Brocade, we are delighted to be the first HW VTEP to be listed in the VMware Compatibility Guide.

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Changing culture of IT for data center transformation

by savitakini on ‎06-29-2016 04:22 PM (5,203 Views)

By leveraging SDDC, CA Department of Water Resources is extending their data center to the cloud to enhance the overall customer experience. Learn more here:

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A New Approach To Network Automation

by rgolla on ‎06-24-2016 12:01 PM (3,002 Views)

Network automation can’t be addressed with “protocols” alone!  The missing piece in network automation puzzle is a software framework that addresses the inefficiencies in today’s model with the following characteristics:

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Open Your Network to Innovation

by Jeni Lloyd on ‎06-13-2016 01:12 PM (6,651 Views)

Why integration of Brocade products on RHEL OSP make business and technical sense. 

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Five Networking Must-Haves for Containers

by patild on ‎05-26-2016 05:53 AM (7,241 Views)

What must networks deliver to deploy application containers with enterprise-class reliability? How can network fabrics provide the best infrastructure for containers in production?

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Network Operations: Evolve or Get Left Behind

by Jason.Nolet ‎05-25-2016 05:00 AM - edited ‎05-25-2016 05:57 AM (9,311 Views)

The network is undergoing historic transformation with overlays, NFV-based services and SDN control.  To leverage the full value of these technologies, a new automation strategy must be front and center with the network operations team... 

 

Network Evolution

 

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From Cloud Titans To Main Street

by pg_menon on ‎03-29-2016 11:30 AM (5,616 Views)

DevOps is gaining rapid adoption in scale-out data centers. By treating infrastructure as code, and incorporating software tools for continuous integration and continuous deployment, many data centers are adopting DevOps methods...

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