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Brocade at ONS 2015

by lcaywood ‎06-15-2015 10:35 AM - edited ‎06-15-2015 11:58 AM (4,965 Views)

This week Brocade will be busy at Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara. If you’re at the event, here’s where you can hear from our technical leaders:

Kelly Herrell, VP/GM of our Software Networking BU, talks on Wednesday at 11:00am about “SDN for Service Providers: Open Source Approaches”.

Colin Dixon, OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee Chair and Brocade Principal Engineer is giving 3 talks:

  • Monday, 10:30 am: “YANG Modeling: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
  • Monday, 4:45 pm: "The Future and Focus of OpenDaylight"
  • Wednesday, 2:30pm: "Open Source SDN Track: Open Source II" 

Kevin Woods, Director of SDN Product Management, speaks on Thursday at 2:00pm on “Network Control and Orchestration for Virtual Functions.”


Sultan Dawood and I will be discussing "From Awareness to Automation: Augmenting Your Existing Networks with SDN" in the Visionary Theater at the following times:


  • Tuesday June 16  12:40pm – 1:00pm
  • Wednesday June 17  2:05pm – 2:25pm
  • Thursday June 18   1:05pm – 1:25pm

You can visit our booth (#400-402, right next to the Solutions Showcase area) to see demos of the Brocade SDN Controller with the Brocade Flow Optimizer application, running on the Brocade MLXe and ICX platforms. We will also be showing how to integrate OpenStack with the Brocade SDN Controller, using OVSDB southbound, as well as the Brocade vRouter.

In addition, visit the Tallac Networks booth to see a joint demo of its SDN LAN-as-a-service solution with the Brocade SDN Controller and Elbrys Networks SDN Application for K-12 Education environments.

What Makes an Open SDN Controller: Tech + Community

by lcaywood ‎01-20-2015 12:10 AM - edited ‎01-21-2015 03:29 PM (6,793 Views)

Back in September, we announced the Brocade Vyatta Controller, a commercial package of the OpenDaylight controller. We did an initial release in November and since that time have been working with our early adopters to understand and respond to the full range of their needs.


The single biggest challenge for any organization looking at SDN is simply getting started, non-disruptively. That means not having to spring for a lot of new equipment, but it also means supporting the organization through a ramp-up in skillsets and a shift in processes. So we’ve spent a fair amount of time developing ancillary education and support services in addition to making it easy to acquire the controller in the first place.




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