SLX Insight Provides Clues That Turn Puzzling Issues into “Elementary” Ones
SLX Insight is the architecture built into our SLX Portfolio that allows you to receive up-to-date information on traffic patterns, network states and interface statistics. When used with relevant applications, this gives you a keen sense of what’s going on with your data center network. You can monitor, analyze and capture real time data from your network.
All of this is calling for more flexible (and often higher-scale) fabrics, which is one reason why Brocade’s IP Fabrics are gaining traction in networks both large and small, and in enterprises and service providers worldwide.
byasardell06-09-201702:34 PM - edited 06-10-201708:56 AM
This week, network operators at NANOG 70 (Bellevue, WA) checked in with us continually for updates on the status of various solutions in our data center portfolio. I’ll talk about these and other questions here.
Here, we'll look at prerequisites for creating enterprise hybrid clouds that include multiple Cloud Service Providers (CSP), and connection options both inside and outside the Colo. This allows colocation service providers to be a viable option in a cloud-centric world, meeting the needs of cloud-first, Mode 2 enterprises, as outlined in the Gartner report entitled, Four Strategies for Colocation Technology Product Management.
byasardell05-30-201709:21 AM - edited 05-30-201712:22 PM
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.
This is Part II of a Two-Part Series; in Part I we discussed the components and attributes of intent-based networking. Here, we’ll detail several use cases in the areas of traffic management and threat mitigation for intent-based networking.
byasardell05-20-201709:45 AM - edited 05-24-201705:07 PM
This is Part I of a Two-Part Series, where we discuss the components and attributes of intent-based networking, including the capabilities for visibility, monitoring, and programmability from the Infrastucture. In Part II, we’ll detail several use cases for intent-based networking.
As an Internet or Cloud Exchange Provider (IXP/CXP), you can become a trusted advisor to your enterprise customers (and ultimately your CSP ones as well) by being conversant in the issues of where best to place application workloads.
Networks, like all of IT, are beholden to business policies (intent) as well as to the state of the infrastructure (inventory, traffic, topology) at the time that changes are made. Both of these categories are crucial, and are taken into account with pervasive visibility, relevant analytics and cross-domain, workflow-based automation.
on 05-04-201709:47 AM - last edited on 05-04-201711:42 AM by jason_cmgr
Given all the emphasis today on Data Analytics for driving business growth and increasing business efficiency, it is no surprise that data streaming is everywhere in the news.
What Data Streaming is, and Why it Matters Data streaming is the mechanism by which you can collect comprehensive real time data from your applications and infrastructure, for analysis by various tools and
How Packet Brokers Drive Efficiency in Analytics Infrastructure at the Mobile Edge
As mobile data traffic continues to grow exponentially, there’s widespread preparation for 5G networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine-to-machine communications. This entails many critical decisions at the mobile packet edge, and high volume analytics tools need to process appropriate traffic to make these decisions.
Accordingly, mobile operators are embracing packet brokers, and numerous Tier 1's in every theatre are using Brocade's Session Director.
byMarcus Thordal04-14-201711:28 AM - edited 04-14-201711:31 AM
With more than 75% of all workloads in the enterprise data center virtualized predominantly on VMware (according to Gartner) combined with the power of flash storage technologies; getting storage right for Business Critical Applications on VMware is more important than ever.
AMS-IX Saves Costs by Reducing Number of Core Sites
For Internet and Cloud Exchange Points (IXP/CXP), there are a variety of challenges in reducing costs and increasing revenue opportunities. AMS-IX moved to SLX 9850 to reduce complexity and increase scale.
Pretested Integration on Key DC Interconnect and Intra-DC Scenarios
Brocade and Coriant have woven together solutions for several use cases in this area to provide very high density and high performance interconnect services as well as payload encryption across DWDM systems. The solutions include Brocade’s service provider DC WAN portfolio (including SLX and MLX routers) and Coriant’s G30 DCI Platform.
on 03-13-201707:50 AM - last edited on 03-13-201709:13 AM by jason_cmgr
Last Thursday, Packet Pushers featured a thought-provoking podcast on the applicability of machine learning (ML) to networking. David Meyer, Chief Scientist, VP and Fellow at Brocade discussed the challenges, opportunities and realities.
byasardell03-07-201701:20 PM - edited 03-08-201710:55 AM
Here we look at auto-remediation means today and what it aspires to mean. We do this with a concrete example using Brocade Workflow Composer. This is an examination of network assurance and what it implies in the larger world of intent-based networking. As you following these exciting trends, you can get started with Workflow Composer today!
Exploring the Network Essentials (Now GA!) and the Data Center Fabric Automation Suites
Last week I touched on architectural choices for service providers (particularly Internet exchanges and colocation providers) for connecting customers to their networks. Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) is a mature option that allows enterprises to connect to the network and have all of their sites connected via pseudowires so that they can all be dealt with as if they were part of the same LAN.
byasardell02-21-201710:53 AM - edited 02-26-201705:20 PM
Last week I talked about some convergence trends in the service provider space, particularly for IXP's, collocation facilities, and cloud exchanges. If you're in this space, you know what it is to deal with huge traffic growth and demanding customers that want high bandwidth and always-on connectivity with access to advanced cloud services.
byasardell02-15-201701:48 PM - edited 02-24-201710:19 AM
IXPs, Colocation providers, and cloud exchanges for a vibrant ecosystem. Understanding these trends is of interest to the players in this space, as well as to the many enterprises seeking to increase the use of public clouds in their IT.
bysavitakini02-03-201711:19 AM - edited 04-25-201711:50 AM
Digital transformation is forcing permanent, long standing disruption across all industries and organizations. To stay competitive, remain agile and innovate, IT has to evolve and adapt. DevOps culture is proving to be the answer, but automation is intrinsic to this culture, the processes and tools that make it happen.