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Introducing the Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter

by jkwon on ‎09-18-2013 05:05 AM (1,501 Views)

Today, Brocade unveiled its newest product targeting the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) movement with the


The business case for the Vyatta 5600 vRouter

by Kelly.Herrell on ‎09-18-2013 05:05 AM (1,084 Views)

Last October the world’s largest Telco Service Providers collectively published the now-famous paper titled, “Network Functions Virtualisation,” wh


The Era of the Network-Centric Server

by Kelly.Herrell on ‎09-11-2013 08:05 AM (2,467 Views)

When we founded Vyatta in 2006 the idea of using an x86 server as network infrastructure was pure folly to just about everyone. I’ll never forget the ridicule of one naysayer


On the Connectivity Revolution

by Josh.Dreyfuss on ‎08-23-2013 03:24 PM (940 Views)

I saw an interesting article today about Internet2 that I wanted to share:


Looking at SDN and OpenFlow with Simple Examples

by jgilfill on ‎07-19-2013 04:57 PM (3,248 Views)

A couple of questions I typically hear are, “What is SDN?” and “How does OpenFlow work”. To begin down the path of SDN enlightenment, it really helps to think about networking and “traffic” forwarding from a completely different perspective.


Diary of an Interop Exhibitor

by Josh.Dreyfuss on ‎05-07-2013 02:27 PM (854 Views)

Brocade is at Interop, Las Vegas this year, sharing the latest on the On-Demand Data Center. This is my first Interop, so I decided that I’d ke


OpenFlow for Hadoop Interconnects - What is your experience?

by cmiles on ‎04-30-2013 03:58 PM (2,194 Views)

  I recently worked on a project that brought up some interesting questions. The customer was building a Hadoop cluster and wanted to test performance differences between traditional Ethernet protocols and OpenFlow. While this sounds pretty


Change Is In The Air

by Kelly.Herrell on ‎04-30-2013 07:23 AM (820 Views)

It must be Spring; news is blooming everywhere.

This week there is a lot of coverage about Brocade’s On-Demand Data Center strategy


The Multi-Service IronWare software release 5.5 for Brocade MLXe supports OpenFlow version 1.0 with a new “hybrid port mode” option. This is the first product in the industry to support OpenFlow hybrid port mode. OpenFlow hybrid port mode is


What is Brocade up to at Open Networking Summit 2013?

by mschiff on ‎04-10-2013 03:09 PM (588 Views)

In just five days, the third Open Networking Summit kicks off in Santa Clara, California.  Brocade will be there, will you?  Whether you are attending or not (maybe you’re just waiting for th


OpenDaylight Project: A New Era Begins

by Kelly.Herrell on ‎04-08-2013 07:09 AM (607 Views)

If you’re reading this, you've likely already seen the breaking news about the multi-vendor, open-source SDN initiative dubbed “OpenDaylight Project.” As a founding member, Brocade committed early to this project and it’s great to see the ne


IETF 86 Recap of SDN Related Activities

by pmoyer on ‎03-30-2013 09:53 AM (3,028 Views)

I recently returned from IETF 86  and would like to provide a short update on the SDN related activities. While the ONF  continues to drive standards


I spend most of my work time with my head down (figuratively, anyway) focused on SDN technology details and working with many others who are savvy about frame layouts, standard protocols and configuration management.  Then in my personal lif


Virtual Routers and the March to SDN

by Kelly.Herrell on ‎03-12-2013 01:22 PM (606 Views)

New software networking products are coming to market at an increasingly rapid pace. While Vyatta was first (by years), a slew of virtual and SDN-related solutions have been announced over the past few quarters, including within the category


Service-driven organizations are compelled to make the leap into customer-driven organizations, by building a highly scalable and available data center while providing guaranteed service deliver


I just returned from the fantastic NANOG57 (North American Network Operators' Group) conference in Orlando last week, where we had an excellent co


A Picture of an SDN Enabled Future

by cmiles on ‎02-07-2013 03:18 PM (615 Views)

  SDN is a very confusing topic. Some believe that SDN is the great equalizer that will de-couple network hardware from the control plane thus taking away the competitive advantage that hardware vendors have had for years and reduce the pric


What is a tenant?

by dtuchler on ‎02-05-2013 11:29 PM (594 Views)

If you read about SDN, it won’t be very long before you read about multi-tenancy.  While this word is often used, there


Network Analytics and OpenFlow / SDN

by pmoyer on ‎01-29-2013 12:56 PM (1,509 Views)

I’m going to chat about some very cool OpenFlow/SDN-related enhancements to Network Analytics. Network Analytics can mean many things to many different people, but the definition I’m going to base this discussion on is the one we use here at


My 3D Printer Can Print Networks

by dtuchler on ‎01-14-2013 02:14 PM (556 Views)

My family got a 3D printer kit over the holidays and I’m really excited about it. It’s still fairly early in the evolution of 3D printers, and this was a kit from a one-year old company funded by crowdsourcing, so it’s not exactly plug and p


TCO Business Justification Model for SDN Deployment

by pdodge on ‎01-10-2013 01:52 PM (866 Views)

Although many service providers are starting to explore and even test SDN and Openflow technology for the potential of increasing service velocity and delivering new applications, the decision will come down to whether it makes business sens


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