Yesterday, at Brocade Analyst and Technology Day, we made some exciting announcements that enable customers to achieve maximum scalability, flexibility and increased ROI for SDN-enabled core networks. First, we introduced a 24-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) module for Brocade MLXe Series routers, which gives us the highest density in the industry with 768 of 10 GbE ports in a single chassis. This also represents a new milestone for Brocade, tripling our previous 10 GbE density. The new module is based on Brocade MaxScale-160 Packet Processor technology with fourth-generation silicon innovation, and is purpose-built for high-capacity, high-performance data center core and service provider networks. Carriers can use the new module to create highly scalable BGP-free MPLS “Supercore” networks optimized for fast packet switching and fast re-convergence.
Brocade also introduced the 12.5 software release for Brocade ADX Application Delivery Switches, which delivers a new multitenancy capability supported in hardware. This feature combines the flexibility of application delivery resource virtualization with the performance of purpose-built hardware. This true carrier-grade multitenant architecture isolates applications with dedicated hardware allocation of application delivery resources, and a flexible design enables these resources to be cost-effectively scaled up or down as requirements change. The new software also enables customers to maximize infrastructure consolidation and improve resource utilization – reducing the number of devices to deploy and manage from 32 to just one, while lowering associated power and space costs by up to 70 percent.
Both of the products we introduced yesterday support SDN, building on Brocade’s strategy and vision for SDN announced in May. With support for OpenFlow in Hybrid Mode, the 10 GbE and 100 GbE Brocade MLXe solutions seamlessly integrate with existing networks to enable SDN in conjunction with traditional networking capabilities, providing the flexible flow control to respond to dynamic traffic patterns and address business needs. Brocade ADX platforms are also optimized for SDN, providing an application services fabric with a unified control plane and an API for resource assignment, enabling customized orchestration and provisioning of both physical and logical resources.
I invite you to view the sessions from Brocade Analyst and Technology Day at this link:www.brocade.com/BRCDTechDay. You can also watch this videoof Keith Stewart, Brocade senior director of product management, give an overview of these innovative products.