As enterprises wrestle with a growing number of data sources, remote offices and new virtualization technologies, the role of network administration becomes even more challenging, if not essential, to ensure operations run smoothly.
CIO Update reports on Brocade’s unified network strategy and how it all ties back to the data center.
The word “convergence” is now taking on new meaning for data center networks as networking vendors aim to create unified fabrics. The latest entrant into the space is Brocade, which this week announced its Brocade One unified network strategy for convergence and data center networking.
With the new effort, Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) is aiming to make it easier for network administrators to deal with connectivity, storage and virtualization management and operations. Brocade One comes as rival networking vendors including Cisco and Juniper deliver their respective visions of unified computing.
“Brocade One is a unified view of the network with one operating system, one architecture, one set of management tools, and that ties back to convergence,” Bob Braham, vice president of integrated marketing at Brocade, told InternetNews.com.” With virtualization, cloud and convergence, the entire network is your data center.”