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See Us at NANOG 70 in Bellevue Next Week

by asardell ‎05-30-2017 09:21 AM - edited ‎05-30-2017 12:22 PM (9,775 Views)

Brocade is a perennial sponsor at NANOG, and NANOG 70 is no different. The Product Management team in our Switching, Routing and Analytics BU will be meeting a host of customers all week long. We’ll discuss all the solutions are gaining traction in SP networks, colocation providers, and Internet and Cloud Exchanges, as well as other areas (Figure 1).



Figure 1: Brocade’s SLX Portfolio in SP Networks


Brocade has been been presenting on issues relevant to the core attendees at NANOG for many years, and interest has been brisk since the introduction on the SLX Portfolio.


What’s the Gear at the “Beer n Gear”?


As expected, we’ll also be a sponsor at the Beer n Gear on Tuesday June 6 so come see us then!


Joining us also will the SLX 9540. This versatile switch (Figure 2) plays a role in data center and edge locations including DCI/WAN Edge, Internet and Cloud Exchange, Colocation, large enterprise, and others.




Figure 2: SLX9540 is Ready for Interviews in Bellevue


SLX 9540 provides cost-effective density and performance versatility for digital-era data center interconnect, WAN edge, and internet exchange connectivity. Deployment features and options include:


  • Carrier-class MPLS, VXLAN, OpenFlow, and IP functionality
  • Industry-leading 6 GB tunable, ultra-deep packet buffers for bursty traffic patterns
  • Flexible port configurations for dense 10 GbE (48 ports) and 100 GbE (6 ports)  
  • 1 RU form factor

Catch Up on Recent News


This hardware, as well as all of our SLX 9850, SLX 9140, SLX 9240, and our automation, visibility, packet broker and analytics solutions, will form the core of the Extreme Networks data center business, as detailed in this online interview with CEO Ed Meyercord. Obviously, come see us about that too!  


 And in the spirit of NANOG, we’ll be laser-focused on issues relevant to network operators, many of which we’ve been discussing here on a regular basis. We’ve prepared lightning talks on intent-based automation (components and use cases) and on the connectivity requirements for supporting hybrid clouds from colocation facilities and other SP data centers.


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Relevant products we’ll be discussing are:


 Come see us if you can, and as we have with previous events, we’ll be following up with the key themes that emerge from NANOG 70.