Brocade® HyperEdge® Architecture employs three key design principles: Consolidated Management, Shared Network Services, and Scale-out Networking to radically simplify campus network design, streamline application deployment, reduce management complexity, and save operational costs.
HyperEdge Architecture offers multiple implementation options. The Mixed Stack design option integrates premium and entry-level Brocade ICX® Switches that effectively combine legacy access and aggregation layers. The Distributed Chassis design option integrates highperformance 10 GbE/40 GbE Brocade ICX stackable switches to deliver the performance and reliability of large chassis switches that effectively combine legacy aggregation and core layers.
These innovative HyperEdge Architecture implementation options remove the complexity of legacy campus architectures by collapsing unnecessary network layers and removing legacy protocols such as spanning tree and provide investment protection for future upgrades.