Sunday, May 10, 2009

Brocade Unveils Application Delivery Controllers

Brocade introduced an application delivery controller (ADC) family designed for IP transport in both enterprise application delivery and service provider high-performance load-balancing environments. The platforms offer 70 Gbps of Layer 4 and Layer 7 application throughput as well as complete physical and logical isolation of application, data, and management planes.

Brocade said it designed the ServerIron ADX to deliver industry-leading transaction rate and concurrent session capacity to help improve scalability and performance for environments with growing amounts of application traffic. Three configurations are offered:

  • ServerIron ADX 1000 (1U fixed form factor)

  • ServerIron ADX 4000 (4U chassis)

  • ServerIron ADX 8000 (8U chassis)

The platform offers Content Switching (CSW) capabilities, enabling the network operator to create rules/policies/configurations to perform application switching and content transformation on a wide range of enterprise applications, including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP applications.

The chassis models feature interchangeable modules with up to 16-ports of 10 Gbps fiber. The ServerIron ADX Series base pricing is $21,995 USD and the product will be generally available in CY Q3 2009.