Campus Networks

Build a Campus Network as Dynamic as its Users

by Dawn.Morris on ‎03-04-2013 06:39 PM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 04:21 PM by (1,435 Views)



Last year Brocade unveiled our vision for campus networking under the banner “The Effortless Network”.  Our proposition; that we need to make things simpler not more complex to create campus networks that can not only cope with but can improve the performance of wireless devices, applications, video, unified communications and cloud services etc, clearly hit a cord.


As Simon Pollard wrote in his post on this site titled Lego Networks; “If only networks could be built the same way [as Lego]. We seem to have got bound up in a dizzying array of complex protocols and technologies that have been designed to solve relatively simple problems. Whatever happened to plug-and-play?”


Indeed we have seemed to become, over the past decade, almost oblivious to the fact that extreme complexity is not a necessity of networking.  “Premium, high-spec and full-featured” should not have to mean “harder to deploy and maintain”.  In almost everyone other field of IT, making IT easier and more intuitive to use has been at the heart of much of the innovation that has occurred. Why not in networking?


Brocade is changing this and challenging the status quo.  Brocade innovation means you can create campus networks that deliver improved performance while simplifying management and maintenance.  So why continue to compromise between the two?


Today we are already delivering on our proposition.  Customers are already seeing the benefits of a new way of approaching their wired and wireless campus environments.


Learn how Brocade is helping customers and partners design and deploy campus environments that work. Environments that mean they can deploy applications faster, scale up more easily, support more mobility better: cost-effectively, and without adding complexity. Click here for a range of resources and examples that illustrate The Effortless Network in action.


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