Brocade has introduced Brocade One, a unifying network architecture and strategy that enables customers to simplify the complexity of virtualizing their applications. By removing network layers, simplifying management and protecting existing technology investments, Brocade One helps customers migrate to a world where information and services are available anywhere in the cloud.
The Brocade One architecture takes a customer-centric approach to the cloud by simplifying the design, deployment, configuration and ongoing support of IT infrastructures.
The strategy also emphasizes an approach that builds upon customers' existing multivendor infrastructures while improving their total cost of ownership. Brocade One also promises high-availability networking and optimized applications.
"Driven by the growth of server virtualization, continued growth of data and the proliferation of devices connected to the network, the networking industry is on the cusp of a major innovation cycle," said Mike Klayko, CEO of Brocade. "Virtualized data centers will enable the realization of cloud architectures where services and applications can be delivered on-demand and at much greater speeds than is possible today."
Executing on the Brocade One architecture, Brocade will offer a comprehensive suite of solutions in support of converged fabrics and Ethernet networking that includes new product offerings, encompassing a converged fabric switch, converged fabric operating system and converged fabric management tools.
A new diagnostic and assessment utility, called Brocade NET Health, will help customers gauge the efficiency of their networks and measure them against industry best practices.
The architecture also includes new channel partner specialization for partners offering the new converged fabric solutions as part of their portfolio. New training and certification program have also been developed to educate Brocade customers and partners on the new converged fabric technologies.