Brocade continues to build on the IronWare operating system, which it picked up through the 2008 Foundry acquisition. This week, Brocade is out with a new line of VDX data-center switches, offering an Ethernet fabric technology that promises to converge various network layers and protocols.
Brocade says the new operating system in the VDX 6720 switches is an amalgam of IronWare and its own fabric OS, and an extension of its unified networking strategy. Enterprise Networking Today has the details on Brocade’s new switches.
Brocade is delivering on its Brocade ONE unified networking strategy this week by announcing the new VDX data center switching family. With VDX, Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) is delivering what it calls an Ethernet Fabric, converging multiple networking layers and protocols.
The first VDX 6720 switches from Brocade are available in one or two rack unit chassis with support for up to 60 ports. The VDX switch marks the debut of a new network operating system from Brocade, introducing new capabilities to get around the limitations of the spanning tree protocol.