Friday, January 8, 2016

Brocade Supplies VCS Data Center Fabric for Korea's Dong-Eui University

Dong-Eui University, a leading private university in South Korea, is using Brocade's VCS Fabric technology to virtualize its data center.

The scalable network infrastructure is capable of supporting the high-bandwidth requirements of multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) running on VMware ESXi hosts.

The BROCADE VDX 6740 SWITCHES support up to 64 wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, with the units being deployed with an initial 24 active ports and the option to activate more in eight-port increments under Brocade's pay-as-you grow Ports on Demand (PoD) licensing model. Thanks to the embedded VCS Fabric technology, any additional switches connected to the network are auto-configured to become part of the Ethernet fabric, which acts as a single intelligent switch.

In addition to the Brocade VDX 6740 switches, the university has also deployed BROCADE 6510 SAN SWITCHES to support its virtualization program. While these switches provide Gen 5 Fibre Channel (16 Gigabits per second) ports rather than 10 GbE, they mirror the Brocade VDX switches in many respects, offering pay-as-you-grow scalability along with self-learning, self-healing fabric configuration.