Brocade - The Optimized Cloud Data Center Solutions Provider

Brocade's VCS technology is designed to cater for cloud optimized data center solution.

The VCS technology consists of three components namely: Etherenet Fabric, Distributed Intelligence and Logical Chasis.

With the world talking about going cloud computing, data centers must adopt cloud computing optimized networking technology to cater for the needs.

Ok, let's go back to the basic again.

The concept of cloud computing is about virtualization.

Virtualization will give rise to scalability.

Scalability will give rise to plug and play.

Plug and play gives rise to on-demand.

And with on-demand, consumers get the benefits of cost optimization.

Thus, conventional networking solution for data center will not be able to support cloud computing well since cloud computing premises on the idea of virtualization. It can still be done but it will be less effective and less efficient.

The core idea of VCS technology for cloud optimized networks is that the network is now more software oriented than hardware oriented. By all means, this introduces the concept of platforms, intelligence and automated, ubiquitous and scalability which are now coined as Ethernet fabric.

Brocade markets the idea to data center owners, which have 5 categories
  1. Custom private cloud owners
  2. Managed private cloud owners
  3. Virtual private cloud owners
  4. Community public cloud providers
  5. Public cloud providers

Brocade's VCS technology Ethernet Fabric component represents the data plane, the Distributed Intelligence component represents the control plane while the logical Chassis Component represents the management plane.

How to deploy ? Using Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switch; Ethernet fabric switch which supports Brocade VCS technology and conventional ethernet switches. Thus, it forms the bridge between legacy Ethernet networks and Ethernet fabrics.

Brocade targets five market segments namely service providers, health care, government, manufacturing and higher education.

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Brocade networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a virtualized world where applications and information reside anywhere. This approach is based on the Brocade One™ unified network strategy, which enables a wide range of consolidation, convergence, virtualization, and cloud computing initiatives.

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