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Brocade Honored With Two NFV Pioneer Awards
The Brocade Virtual Packet Broker is the industry's first full-featured packet broker for virtualized environments in service provider and data center networks, scaling to the demands of IoT and 5G and enabling the only open network visibility solution aligned to VNF workload deployments.
Brocade Delivers Modern Storage Networks For New EMC Unity Storage
"Flash is fundamentally changing the requirements for the network in the modern data center," said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking, Brocade. "Brocade's purpose-built networking for storage and the EMC Unity solution form the perfect union of simplicity, performance and affordability that will support any storage deployment. Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel and IP storage networking will unleash the full power and efficiencies of EMC flash storage."
NxtGen Leverages Brocade New IP Networking Technology to Increase Business Growth and Innovation
NxtGen is an early and innovative adopter of software networking that leverages New IP technology to transform its data center architecture and provide elastic infrastructure services on demand to its customers. This first-mover advantage has enabled NxtGen to reduce both CapEx and OpEx while delivering differentiated new services. In turn, its customers have enjoyed significant cost savings through pay-per-use services and additional capacity gained from existing infrastructure.
KDU University College Picks Brocade For Effortless Campus Networking
"The ability to mix and match switches at both the access and aggregation layers of the architecture is one way Brocade has helped our IT organization easily scale our campus LAN at KDU. This means we can add ports as needed, without adding new management complexity," said Yong Chee Seng, Senior Information Systems Manager, KDU University College. "Being able to manage the entire campus as one logical chassis with Brocade Network Advisor management software means that advanced switching features and services can also be propagated to all switches in the stack."
SmartSky Networks Selects Network Functions Virtualization Solution From Brocade And VMware For High-speed, In-flight Connectivity...
“We are building SmartSky’s network from the ground up, enabling us to rethink how a cross-continental air-to-ground network such as this should be built,” said David Claassen, Vice President of Network and Service Architecture at SmartSky. “As we worked through the design, it became clear that using an NFV approach and leveraging commodity hardware for the underlying physical fabric would deliver the best ROI while increasing our service-ability and reducing many of the operational headaches common with traditional hardware-based networks. Brocade and VMware are delivering a combined NFV solution that will help us accelerate our delivery of this unique service offering.”
Brocade To Acquire Ruckus Wireless To Build A Networking Company For The Digital Transformation Era
Under the terms of the agreement, Ruckus stockholders will receive $6.45 in cash and 0.75 shares of Brocade common stock for each share of Ruckus common stock. Based on the closing price of Brocade's stock on April 1, 2016, the transaction values Ruckus at a price of $14.43 per common share, or approximately $1.5 billion, and may fluctuate until close. Net of estimated cash acquired, the transaction value is approximately $1.2 billion.The cash portion of the purchase price will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new bank term loan financing.
Federal IT Survey Reveals Overreliance On Shared IP Storage Networks For Business-critical Workloads
"Using shared storage networks for mission- and business-critical workloads compromises agency effectiveness," said Anthony Robbins, vice president of federal, Brocade. "Fibre Channel is the most trusted and widely deployed storage network infrastructure for mission-critical workloads. But for business-critical workloads, dedicated IP storage networks are essential to ensuring security, mitigating data loss and delivering better application performance."
Animal Logic To Push Digital Animation Creative Boundaries With Brocade Networking Solutions For The New IP
"New multithreaded render techniques for digital animation take full advantage of the multicore CPUs in our render farm and need to be fed with a lot of data. Having a highly reliable, high-throughput network core and big pipes connecting our storage arrays is critical to the studio's productivity," said Alex Timbs, head of IT at Animal Logic.
Brocade Advances Leadership In Fibre Channel Storage Networks With Industry-first Gen 6 Switch
"Fibre Channel has been an integral part of every wave of storage innovation in the data center," said Jack Rondoni, vice president of storage networking at Brocade. "Brocade continues to drive Fibre Channel innovation to help customers deliver more value from their applications and infrastructure. Together with our partner ecosystem, we are now delivering Gen 6 Fibre Channel products that will redefine availability, performance and scalability for enterprise storage."
Excite Japan Selects Brocade Ethernet Fabric-based New IP Networking Solution For Its Service Infrastructure
"At Excite we have a culture of taking on challenges, so implementing new data center technologies such as OpenStack and Ethernet fabrics to establish an infrastructure that greatly simplifies service hosting was something we welcomed," said Takashi Fukuda from Excite Japan's Infrastructure Department. "As Brocade has been an active contributor to the OpenStack community, we felt secure about receiving strong support for building an OpenStack-based network. We expect Brocade will continue to bring us solutions that add value to our OpenStack deployment."