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Brocade Flow Optimizer: Addressing Network Performance Challenges for Cloud Services

by Sultan Dawood on ‎06-09-2015 05:01 AM (10,262 Views)

The network continues to be of significant importance when it comes to applications and hosting workloads. But Service Providers and Enterprise customers continue to face critical network performance challenges as it relates to Cloud services. With the demand for application centric and programmable networks, leveraging SDN technology, Brocade is introducing the new Brocade Flow Optimizer SDN application.


The Brocade Flow Optimizer allows customers to gain insight into their network traffic enabling policy based detection and management of large traffic flows. This SDN-based application addresses real-life network performance challenges which are critical to enabling Cloud services. The application enables proactive network visibility and control while providing new levels of network automation. With this network intelligence, customers can increase network efficiency through better capacity planning and resource utilization, mitigate denial of service network attacks and reduce network congestion through policy based traffic engineering thus improving overall customer experience.




If you recall in my recent blog, entitled: Helping Customers Gain Network Agility with SDN Apps I shared with you the significance of SDN apps and the huge impact they will have on networks in terms of managing network bandwidth, providing service availability and improving quality of service (QoS). Well the Brocade Flow Optimizer delivers on those key attributes helping customers solve critical network challenges but also making SDN consumable in their existing networks. In addition to cost savings, customers can optimize their networks and even create new network monetization opportunities.


Brocade continues to demonstrate SDN technology leadership and commitment to software defined networks. Additionally, Brocade continue to invest in its networking platforms: The MLX Series Core and Edge routers as well as the ICX Campus LAN switches with advanced OpenFlow features making the platforms more agile and SDN feature rich. Customers gain a complete turnkey SDN solution by combining the MLX Series routers, ICX Campus LAN switches, Brocade Open Daylight based SDN Controller and the Brocade Flow Optimizer. This open and modular solution, built on industry standards and open source code, delivers on the vision set forth around the New IP network.