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Friday, September 18, 2015

Brocade Extends Leadership in Open Source Software-Defined Networking

Sep 17, 2015 - K.L :

Ninety percent of respondents in a recent survey conducted by Heavy Reading said that a truly open SDN controller with support for multiple vendors is an essential or important factor in SDN deployment plans. The same survey ranked the lack of in-house SDN expertise as the third biggest obstacle in implementing SDN.

Helping to address these needs, Brocade today announced the Brocade SDN Controller 2.0, a commercial distribution of the OpenDaylight (ODL) controller based on the Lithium ODL release, and two new software-defined networking (SDN) applications—Brocade Topology Manager and Brocade Flow Manager. These new solutions reinforce Brocade’s leadership in open source SDN, providing greater innovation, interoperability and choice while eliminating vendor lock-in for customers.

The Brocade Topology Manager is a free SDN application that displays discovered network topology, allowing administrators to create a list of nodes and conduct simple searches for nodes. Brocade Flow Manager extends these capabilities by enabling users to view and interact with the network topology using near-real-time information to perform traffic engineering and network segmentation based on end-to-end flow views. In addition, the Brocade SDN Controller now supports the recently-announced Brocade Flow Optimizer to intelligently manage traffic flow and proactively mitigate network attacks.

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