Deni Connor of SSG-NOW had a chance last week to catch up with Dave Stevens, CTO for Brocade on the company's recently announced VDX switch and VDX futures at the Brocade 2010 conference.
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?
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.
I just received some Brocade switches that are going to replace ancient Cisco ones on my network. The switches are running 07.4.00b of Brocade's firmware, and I'd like to know if it is safe to update to version 8. v8 just came out in June or July, so it would be useful to know if there are any gotchas - I'd hate to jump into buggy firmware with something as critical as a switch.
I recently scored a used 10G/40G switch on eBay that I want to use for a 10GbE home network setup.
It's a Broadcom BCM956845KQ-02 with 18 QSFP ports on the front and 2 RJ45 ports (labeled RS232 and Ethernet) on the back.
It didn't come with any form of documentation and it seems impossible to find anything online either.
Networking solutions specialist Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) has partnered with storage firm EMC (NYSE: EMC) to automate the management of joint EMC and Brocade storage area networking (SAN) environments, the latest in a bevy of announcements EMC has made this week.
With network storage needs on the rise, businesses are looking to leverage monitoring and analytics tools to squeeze the maximum performanc