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Brook Reams

VM World 2014 –Augmented Intelligence and the Data Center

by Community Manager ‎09-02-2014 10:37 AM - edited ‎09-02-2014 12:14 PM (1,243 Views)

At VM World 2014, one speaker in Thursday's General Session, Sean Gourley, talked about how Augmented Intelligence, the power of AND for machines and humans, is measurably better than either alone. Along the same line, Brocade's Solid State Ready program is an example of how augmenting flash storage with Brocade fabrics delivers No Limits storage systems.

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Brook Reams

How the 3rd Platform Can Change the 3rd Rock from the Sun

by Community Manager ‎07-23-2014 09:05 AM - edited ‎07-29-2014 11:33 AM (1,741 Views)

What Does the 3rd Platform Mean?  How does it reflect what came before and what is Brocade doing to embrace it?

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Mike Eversole

How Do I…Know When Virtual Fabrics Are Required For FICON Deployments?

by Community Manager ‎04-30-2014 02:56 PM - edited ‎04-30-2014 03:24 PM (1,163 Views)

Some of the best information comes from the people you ask in their respected field and not just what you read.  When you've heard a question enough times, its time to write about it (or at least get it out there in some capacity).  This blog, is just that.  It is a simple scenario about a specific question... "How do I…know when Virtual Fabrics are required for FICON deployments?"

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Mike Eversole

How Do I... Take a Fabric OS License For a Test Drive

by Community Manager ‎10-27-2013 05:32 AM - edited ‎09-23-2014 03:42 PM (2,804 Views)

Buying a car.  It’s a big decision.  It can be nerve racking and exciting all at the same time.  I remember sitting across the desk with the sales rep when he asked “what options would you like with your car?”.  The first time I was asked this question, I had no idea.  I hadn’t thought that far.  But it’s these very options that potentially influence the experience driving from “point A” to “point B”.

 

Now the licenses that are available for Brocade switches are similar to options on a car.  They very much influence how data gets from “point A” to “point B”.  Now whether it’s extending the reach of a switch, designating a port to act the part of a Fibre Channel router or clustering a group of directors together, adding specific licenses can greatly enhance the functionality of your datacenter.

 

Now one of the most powerful experiences when buying a car is the ability to test drive the car and its features.  Taking the car for a test drive provides the knowledge and understanding of the benefits and the potential for a greater overall experience.  At this time, I would like to offer you a chance to take some of our most popular licenses for a test drive in the form of a 45-day trial use.    Below you will find a list of optionally available temporary Fabric OS licenses...

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Bill Dominick

How Do I…. Unleash the Full Potential of NetIron

by Community Manager on ‎09-10-2013 09:51 AM - last edited on ‎04-30-2014 03:02 PM by Community Manager (721 Views)

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As your network environment grows your scalability and capacity needs change. The NetIron platform not only gives you the flexibility to unlock additional scalability and performance potential, but also the option to try or demo this increased performance before you purchase. Many NetIron users may or may not be aware of the optional features that can be enabled via a license. Although this capability is documented in various NetIron docs, such as the Ironware Software Upgrade Guide, at times I find that a condensed version that shows what licensed features are available is helpful rather than wading through pages and pages of documentation. The information below describes the available NetIron license types and the features they make available. More detailed information on NetIron Licensing can be found in the Ironware Software Upgrade Guide.

 

NetIron License Types

Temporary License 
The temporary license enables a license-controlled feature to run on the device on a temporary basis. A temporary license enables demonstration and evaluation of a licensed feature and can be valid for a period of 45 days*.

Permanent license 
The permanent license enables a license-controlled feature to run on the device indefinitely.

*Note: Temporary licenses are valid for 45 days from the date the license was generated; a second 45 day license can be requested in the event that additional time is required. Only two, 45-day temporary licenses are permitted for each feature on each unit. When a purchased, permanent license is installed, the temporary license will be de-activated and replaced by the purchased license...

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Brook Reams

Solutions Lab Video Catalog

by Community Manager on ‎11-14-2012 02:36 PM (417 Views)

VDX Demo - English Version

How do you build a VCS Ethernet Fabric? It’s quite easy, just plug in a cable!

Earl Apellanes explains!

VDX Demo - French Version

How do you build a VCS Ethernet Fabric? It’s quite easy, just plug in a cable!

Bruno Guiet explains!

VDX Demo - Spanish Version

How do you build a VCS Ethernet Fabric? It’s quite easy, just plug in a cable!

Juan Tarrio explains!

Ethernet Fabric Demo - EMC World 2013

BYOEF (Build Your Own Ethernet Fabric)

Marcus Thordal Demonstrates!

Ethernet Fabric Demo - Gartner Data Center 2012

BYOEF (Build Your Own Ethernet Fabric)

Josh Oelrich Demonstrates!

OpenFlow Hybrid Port Mode

OpenFlow in Hybrid Port Mode on its high-performance routing platform

EMC chooses Brocade VDX 8770

Sujal Patel, President Isilon Storage Division, discusses benefits EMC's

customers receive from having the Brocade VDX 8770 VCS Fabric enabled

switches in their network.

IBM Partners with Brocade for Big Data

Nagui Halim, IBM Fellow, describes how IBM's collaboration with

Brocade can help customers in manage their data more efficiently.

VMware selects Brocade - Benefits of the Cloud

Parag Patel, Vice President Global Alliances, discusses why WMware

has chosen to partner with Brocade to help customers realize the vision

and benefits of cloud computing.

Microsoft selects Brocade for Windows Server 2012

Mike Schutz, GM Windows Server Marketing, on why Microsoft chose to work

with Brocade as a development partner for Windows Server 2012.

Brocade sFlow Overview

Brief overview description and example of sFlow.

Brocade OpenFlow Overview

OpenFlow Demo with MLX and Spirent Test Generator.

DCX-to-DCX 8510 Upgrade Procedure

Demonstration of the procedure required for upgrading a Brocade DCX

or DCX-4S Backbone to a 16G DCX 8510.