The Channel

Going to the Edge

by BarbaraSpicek on ‎11-10-2011 02:21 PM (702 Views)

Increased demand for virtual desktop functionality, increased use of multi-media, exponential growth in mobile working and requirement for innovative power supply solutions have put the campus network under the spotlight at many organizations. Flexible, fast, scalable solutions with low TCO and total resilience are all required; but achieving all this has proven a challenge for many a network or IT manager.

With much of the IT investment going into the core and the data center; extending that reliability, compute power and easy (preferably virtualized) management to the edge has become a focus for customers. The addition of the new Brocade ICX6610 switch to our portfolio of layer 2/3 switches (which includes the award winning FastIron Family and MLX Series) means our partners can now offer all of the above benefits to customers. Not only do these product introductions offer chassis-like reliability and performance with the flexibility and affordability of a stackable switch, they represent an opportunity for our partners to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Check out what Network Computing, The VAR Guy and eChanneLine had to say or watch my friend and colleague, Jason Nolet, go into more detail about this week’s announcement.

Barbara Spicek, VP Global Channels