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Brocade Tunes Up Virtualization Hardware

Eager to capitalize on the popularity of server virtualization in the enterprise, Brocade this week rolled out a new application resource broker that it says will give IT administrators great visibility into the performance of their disparate applications both in their virtualized data centers and in their private clouds.

Central to the hardware's design is the realization that companies need the ability to shift around workloads and assign more or less resources to particular applications based on the constant ebb and flow of demand from inside and outside the enterprise.

Server Watch takes a closer look at how Brocade's new application resource broker and how it could help improve the overall efficiency of virtualized data centers.


Networking vendor Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD) is updating its ADX application delivery controller platform with new visibility and hardware.

The application resource broker is new Brocade technology that aims to provide visibility into application performance in virtualized data centers and private clouds. With the improved visibility Brocade said enterprises will be able to scale up or scale down based on real demand whether or not the traffic comes from physical or virtual machines.

"The move from a traditional hardware-based environment to a software virtualized environment enables consolidation of servers on individual workload, but it brings with it a visibility challenge -- what we might call the fog of virtualization, " Keith Stewart, director of product management at Brocade, told InternetNews.com.

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Brocade Takes Aim at Server Virtualization