Monday, May 2, 2011

Brocade Sharpens its SP Cloud Services Architecture

At its annual Technology Day Summit in San Jose, Brocade outlined its plans to deliver new cloud-optimized networking solutions to enable the next evolution in public cloud infrastructures. The aim is to service providers leverage their existing infrastructures to create a broad set of new revenue-generating services, such as virtual private cloud services, for enterprise customers.

Highlights of the announcements include:

Significant software advancements to the entire family of Brocade Internet core, metro and edge routing products, including a clear migration path from today's IPv4-based networks to IPv6. Specifically, Brocade has expanded its set of dual-protocol networking solutions with embedded support for high-speed routing of IPv6 traffic over an MPLS network. The software release also significantly increases MPLS scalability and features for large networks.

A new set of carrier-grade 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 100 GbE blades for Brocade MLX Series routers to enable massive scalability for highly virtualized and cloud-based networks. General availability of two-port 100 GbE and eight-port 10 GbE (8×10G-X) blades for the Brocade MLX Series. When installed in the Brocade MLXe router, the 100 GbE performance can power a half-million high-definition video streams over a single managed connection. This provides more than twice the operational efficiency of competitors at a fraction of the cost, resulting in massive gains in profitability.

Brocade 6910 Ethernet Access Switch -- a compact MEF compliant solution that extends wire-speed Ethernet services to the network edge without compromising performance. Target applications are metro access for enterprise customers, mobile backhaul for cellular 4G/LTE, public safety networks and managed customer premises devices for enterprise customers.

Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series of compact 1U routers -- designed for high-performance Ethernet edge routing and MPLS applications. Newly introduced models of this router provide significant scalability enhancements to accommodate future growth of IPv4 and IPv6 route tables. With its expanded capabilities, the NetIron CER 2000 enables a wide range of services and applications to help service providers deliver advanced cloud-optimized routing throughout the metro edge. The target applications include provider edge routing, data center border routing and enterprise border routing.

Enhanced IPv4/IPv6 and MPLS routing capabilities and scalability for the Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series compact routers to expand the service provider cloud in metro networks.

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