Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) is stepping up its game in the fabric networking space with its latest switch, featuring support for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE).
The VDX 8770 is a 1/10/40 GbE modular switch designed to extend Brocade’s Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS) technology for Ethernet fabrics and cloud-optimized networks.
Brocade this week rolled out 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 8Gbps FibreChannel modules for its routers and storage-area network switches designed to increase the wire-speed density of both platforms to better support network consolidation and improve service levels.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: NetworkingBrocade has released a new high end ethernet fabric switch the VDX 8770 along with enhancements to its VCS Fabric technology designed for highly virtualised data centre environments and to enable the creation of greatly simplified data centre networks.
Alcatel-Lucent this week at Interop will flesh out its data center fabric vision with 40G Ethernet and higher-density 10G Ethernet capabilities on its core switches, as well as enhanced software for its top-of-rack and core switches.
Brocade this week unveiled data center products available from OEM HP that are designed to support next-generation Fibre Channel rollouts anchored to optimizing application performance and scaling virtual machines.
Brocade (NASDAQ; BRCD) recently announced its CEO, Michael Klayko, is leaving the post after more than seven years. The company, which for the last few years has been working hard to entrench itself as a leader in the Ethernet fabric space, also has been hanging a big “For Sale” sign hanging since about 2010. Could Klayko’s departure finally stir some interest in Brocade?