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Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager 17.3 released

by PaulWallace on ‎07-03-2017 09:15 AM (1,686 Views)

In this release, Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager offers a full implementation of TLS session tickets, to support faster re-establishment of sessions in large-scale clusters. To support this, there are additional changes to the REST API and supported cipher suites.

Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager 17.2 released

by PaulWallace on ‎05-22-2017 04:20 PM (2,183 Views)

In this new release, Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager includes an upgraded Virtual Appliance platform, and has been designated as an LTS (Long Term Support) release.



Brocade Services Director 17.2 released

by PaulWallace ‎05-09-2017 04:32 AM - edited ‎05-09-2017 04:33 AM (785 Views)

In this new release, Brocade Services Director supports configurations where Services Director is running behind NAT. In addition, this release has been designated as an LTS (Long Term Support) release.



Brocade Services Director 17.1 released

by PaulWallace ‎01-25-2017 02:20 AM - edited ‎01-25-2017 02:25 AM (1,095 Views)

In this new release, Brocade Services Director supports centralized authentication for additional security and user management, including authentication of users against an LDAP, RADIUS or TACACS+ server - for all users accessing services director via REST API, CLI and GUI.



Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager 17.1 released

by PaulWallace ‎01-23-2017 11:39 AM - edited ‎01-23-2017 11:53 AM (2,298 Views)

This latest version of Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager includes enhanced flexibility for management, control and more deployment options, including DHCP enabled on admin interfaces, delayed fail-back and PROXY protocol support.


Using Let's Encrypt certificates with Brocade vADC

by Baptiste Assmann on ‎01-19-2017 10:05 AM - last edited on ‎05-16-2017 04:55 AM by PaulWallace (3,881 Views) is a free and automated Certificate Authority that makes it easy for organizations to secure websites. It can set up TLS certificates very easily, limited to one domain name (i.e., and has the advantage that it supports both RSA and ECC certificates.


In this article, we show an example of how to configure Let’s Encrypt to work with Brocade vADC, including:

  • Issue new certificates
  • Automated renewal of certificates
  • Install certificates and tools
  • Use both RSA and ECC for performance and maximum compatibility
  • Enable automatic OCSP stapling



Brocade vADC Updated Feature Tiers

by PaulWallace ‎11-18-2016 07:20 AM - edited ‎11-18-2016 07:22 AM (1,280 Views)


Starting in November 2016, the Brocade vADC feature tiers and bandwidth options will be updated to make it easier for customers to select the platform that suits their business needs.



It’s Time to Rev Up Your Applications

by Marcus Jewell on ‎10-25-2016 11:00 PM (1,964 Views)

Performance matters because agility is the key to maintaining a competitive edge.


Make Black Friday Just Another Day for Your eCommerce Site

by PaulWallace ‎10-20-2016 10:03 AM - edited ‎10-20-2016 10:22 AM (2,653 Views)

Here we go again. It's all aboard the roller coaster into the seasonal shopping peaks and troughs.


Speed loading for loyalty


Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager 11.1 released

by PaulWallace on ‎10-17-2016 09:47 AM (1,891 Views)

This new release of Brocade vTM extends the performance and capability of the new Data Plane Acceleration (DPA) mode, first introduced in Brocade vTM 11.0. This new architecture allows lower-latency and higher-throughput traffic management, and can drive up to 120 Gbps L4 throughput and 1 million L4 connections per second on commodity x86 hardware. This means Brocade vTM can now deliver a combination of high L4 throughput and rich L7 services.


Brocade Services Director 2.6 released

by PaulWallace ‎10-10-2016 09:32 AM - edited ‎10-10-2016 09:33 AM (920 Views)

This version of the Brocade Services Director makes it easier to automate the creation of new services, with the ability for auto-registration of externally deployed instances of Brocade vTM, whether in private cloud or AWS deployments.



How to Deliver Always-On Applications for the Always-On Business

by PaulWallace ‎09-14-2016 11:27 AM - edited ‎09-14-2016 11:30 AM (1,785 Views)

Never before has the choice of business application impacted an organization’s competitive edge as much as it does today. In fact, enterprises are spending up to a third of their IT budgets on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications alone—along with more spending for other business applications to streamline processes




No ADC should be an Island

by Matthew_Moore on ‎07-21-2016 09:17 AM (2,482 Views)

Instead of this dystopian sprawl, what if we could use a single license that is based on traffic throughput and allows us to allocate as many ADC functions as we like tied back to that throughput allocation, managed by that single license?


Brocade vTM Hardware Compatibility List

by PaulWallace ‎12-14-2015 08:56 AM - edited ‎11-02-2016 08:59 AM (4,769 Views)

The Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager bare-metal appliance image, available as either an ISO image or for PXE installation, is intended for customers looking to deploy ADC and load balancer services on high-performance Intel x86 servers. Customers can download the bare-metal appliance image from 

What's New in SteelApp Traffic Manager 9.8

by pwallace_1 on ‎09-22-2014 11:13 AM - last edited on ‎12-13-2016 09:04 AM by PaulWallace (3,689 Views)

Brocade® SteelApp™ Traffic Manager 9.8  offers increased security through TLS 1.2, DNS over TCP based Global Server Load Balancing, powerful new TrafficScript functions and enhanced networking capabilities for AWS VPC deploymentsWhat's New?Stronger transaction security, with support for TLS 1.2Support...