|By Marketwired .||
|March 3, 2014 08:02 AM EST||
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/03/14 -- Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced support for OpenFlow 1.3 across its IP portfolio of routing and switching products, extending the company's leadership and evolutionary approach to Software-Defined Networking (SDN). A key component of the company's comprehensive SDN strategy, the expansion of OpenFlow support from the Brocade® MLXe and CER/CES product families to the Brocade ICX® and VDX® switch families enables customers to achieve new agility and programmability across the network -- from the data center to the campus to the wide area network (WAN).
While earlier versions of OpenFlow are widely deployed among Research and Education Networks (RENs) and other early adopters, OpenFlow 1.3 delivers a richer feature set required for commercial and enterprise networks to address complex network behavior and optimize performance for dynamic SDN applications. These features include Quality of Service (QoS), Q-in-Q, Group Tables, Active-Standby Controller, IPv6 and more.
"OpenFlow 1.3 is a milestone release that delivers some of the core functionality today's networking environments demand," said Brad Casemore, research director of Datacenter Networks at IDC. "Brocade's end-to-end support of OpenFlow 1.3, combined with its Hybrid Port Mode functionality, offers an OpenFlow migration path to organizations that will allow them to embrace SDN without affecting their current production traffic."
An early supporter of the protocol, Brocade has shipped more than one million OpenFlow-enabled ports on the company's flagship router, the Brocade MLXe Core Router and its compact carrier Ethernet routers and switches, the Brocade CER and CES products. By expanding support to the company's campus LAN and data center switching portfolios, the Brocade ICX and VDX product families, Brocade is enabling new SDN use cases, such as Real-Time Threat Mitigation and Service Chaining, in order to deliver services and applications faster and more efficiently, while continuing to reduce costs.
"Brocade's commitment to SDN is clear in the significant contributions to the technical leadership of the Open Networking Foundation and OpenFlow," said Curt Beckmann, chair of Forward Abstraction Working Group (FAWG) at ONF and Principal Architect at Brocade. "The real payoff of Brocade's standards work comes as we provide deployable and compelling SDN solutions. Our latest example is the Flow-Aware Real-Time SDN Analytics OpenFlow application, for which Brocade has been named a finalist as part of the Open Networking Summit's SDN Idol competition."
As service providers and enterprises begin the journey to SDN, they must continue to support their present mode of operation, for both economic and operational reasons. With the industry's only true OpenFlow Hybrid Port Mode offering, Brocade provides customers with a pragmatic and efficient transition, enabling interworking between SDN and non SDN networks. Capable of running OpenFlow forwarding on the same physical infrastructure as traditional networking protocols, Brocade OpenFlow-enabled products allow customers to apply SDN for new capabilities while continuing to support existing network services. The result is an evolutionary rollout of SDN without an expensive "fork-lift" replacement of equipment.
"While the data center has been the logical starting place for the deployment of SDN technologies, customers are realizing increased needs for SDN in campus and WAN environments," said Jason Nolet, vice president, Data Center Networking at Brocade. "With comprehensive OpenFlow support across our IP routing and switching portfolios, Brocade offers its customers a wide range of solutions to fit their network needs."
Extending the programmable architecture of the Brocade MLXe routers are two new hardware modules designed to expand SDN scale. The Brocade MLXe 2-port 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) CFP2 and the Brocade MLXe 20-port 10 GbE modules increase network flexibility and scale to advance service innovation without sacrificing performance. Built on Brocade VersaScale Packet Processing technology, these modules provide built-in investment protection with integrated OpenFlow support and upgradeability to future SDN capabilities.
Support for OpenFlow 1.3 on the Brocade MLXe, CER and CES product families will is planned for June 2014. Current customers can upgrade to OpenFlow 1.3 at no additional cost. The Brocade ICX and VDX products are currently OpenFlow-enabled in hardware and are designed to provide software support later this year.
OPEN NETWORKING SUMMIT
At ONS (March 3-5, 2014), Brocade will demonstrate a number of OpenFlow-enabled solutions in booth 505, including the Brocade MLXe, ICX and VDX products.
- OpenFlow 1.3 Campus Demo: Brocade showcases how OpenFlow 1.3 can enable the open, software-defined campus network and how it supports new requirements such as BYOD. This demo includes Brocade MLXe Core Routers and Brocade ICX Switches in an optimized campus use case for integrated, secure networks using SDN for dynamic traffic isolation, load balancing and QoS.
- Flow-aware Real-Time SDN Analytics: Brocade demonstrates an SDN application that maximizes network bandwidth utilization and that can be used for real-time detection and mitigation of behavioral security threats such as DDoS attacks. This demo leverages Brocade MLXe Core Routers in an OpenDaylight Project framework and exhibits automatic detection and rate-limiting of aggregate large flows such as SYN Flood Attacks.
- On-Demand Data Center with OpenFlow: This demonstration shows The On-Demand Data Center Network provisioning based on real-time network utilization and application needs, using OpenFlow on Brocade VDX Switches.
To register for ONS, visit: http://www.opennetsummit.org/.
Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com)
© 2014 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
ADX, Brocade, Brocade Assurance, the B-wing symbol, DCX, Fabric OS, HyperEdge, ICX, MLX, MyBrocade, OpenScript, VCS, VDX, and Vyatta are registered trademarks, and The Effortless Network and The On-Demand Data Center are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. Other brands, products, or service names mentioned may be trademarks of others.
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
Feb. 22, 2017 10:45 PM EST Reads: 529
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Feb. 22, 2017 09:45 PM EST Reads: 6,647
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon Valley, California.
Feb. 22, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 1,811
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
Feb. 22, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 1,341
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Feb. 22, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 1,259
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
Feb. 22, 2017 07:45 PM EST Reads: 7,781
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
Feb. 22, 2017 07:30 PM EST Reads: 1,169
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
Feb. 22, 2017 06:30 PM EST Reads: 7,478
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
Feb. 22, 2017 06:15 PM EST Reads: 1,517
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, discussed the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports.
Feb. 22, 2017 05:45 PM EST Reads: 1,378
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Feb. 22, 2017 04:45 PM EST Reads: 945
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Feb. 22, 2017 04:30 PM EST Reads: 1,080
In the first article of this three-part series on hybrid cloud security, we discussed the Shared Responsibility Model and examined how the most common attack strategies persist, are amplified, or are mitigated as assets move from data centers to the cloud. Today, we’ll look at some of the unique security challenges that are introduced by public cloud environments. While cloud computing delivers many operational, cost-saving and security benefits, it takes place in a public, shared and on-demand ...
Feb. 22, 2017 04:00 PM EST Reads: 1,498
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, a Senior Manager, Business Strategy, at Cisco Systems, will discuss how IT and operational technology (OT) work together, as opposed to being in separate siloes as once was traditional. Attendees will learn how to fully leverage the power of IoT in their organization by bringing the two sides together and bridging the communication gap. He will also look at what good leadership must entail in order to accomplish this, and how IT managers ca...
Feb. 22, 2017 03:45 PM EST Reads: 1,524
Feb. 22, 2017 03:00 PM EST Reads: 10,410