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802.11n Migration by Brocade. September 01, 2010 - In the last few short years sales of 802.11n wireless networking gear have skyrocketed, and have effectively displaced the legacy 802.11a/b/g versions in many organizations. It's rapidly becoming the wireless technology of choice for networking professionals in all-sized organizations.
40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet Are Here! by Brocade. December 12, 2011 - Learn more about the 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet standards that were adopted by the IEEE 802.3 Working Group on June 17, 2010.
Achieving Pervasive Mobility through Integrated Campus Networking by Brocade. January 04, 2010 - Brocade® Mobility enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions, featuring support for 802.11n-based wireless networking, can help organizations efficiently meet these requirements while increasing their business agility and building value-driven edge networks.
Advanced Virtualization E-Book: Chapter 7 - Network Virtualization: Unifying the Data Center by Brocade. August 04, 2010 - We are potentially at the beginning of a new generation of IT administrators who manage a range of technologies outside of the traditional realm of virtualization. Read this E-Book to learn more.
An Introduction to Brocade VCS Fabric Technology by Brocade. December 31, 2012 - View this informative resource to learn how an Ethernet fabric technology enables you to create efficient data center networks that can keep up with the demands of today's always-on, connected world. Read now to explore the capabilities and benefits of this technology.
Best Practices for Virtual Infrastructure Management by Brocade. June 11, 2010 - While virtualization offers many significant technical and business benefits, it comes with some formidable IT management challenges. Discover the three best practices that IT leaders are following to ensure they get the most value from this dynamic, flexible, and application-centric technology.
Best Practices for Virtual Infrastructure Management by Brocade. January 28, 2010 - By understanding the unique management challenges of virtualized environments and leveraging innovative solutions to meet those challenges, you will be able to help your organization reap the wide range of business benefits that virtualization can deliver.
Best Practices Guide: Cabling the Data Center by Brocade. September 01, 2007 - This guide describes best practices for incorporating cabling in a typical data center, plus tips for selecting cabling components and information on data transmission media.
Boost Data Center Fabric Density: Getting Ready for 2013 by Brocade. November 20, 2012 - Uncover details about a new line of VDN modular switches that will help you increase scalability and efficiency in your data center network.
Brocade Builds Cloud-Optimized Networks by Brocade. March 27, 2012 - John McHugh, Brocade's CMO discusses how Brocade builds Cloud-Optimized Networks and the integral role networks will play in enabling the transformation of IT to more efficient and flexible models.
Brocade Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Competitive Positioning by Brocade. January 28, 2010 - In this whitepaper, we analyze Brocade’s carrier Ethernet offering and ability to address and solve the challenges posed by CSP migration strategies and network infrastructure requirements.
Brocade Fabric Vision Expands Fibre Channel Management by Brocade. April 18, 2014 - This Technology Validation Report explores the features and functionality that Fabric Vision provides, based on hands-on experience in DeepStorage Labs.
Brocade FCoE Solutions for I/O Convergence by Brocade. June 11, 2010 - Fibre Channel over Ethernet is extending the reliability benefits and service of Fibre Channels to LANs and other Ethernet networks. Learn how this approach enables flexible, scalable, and simplified data center fabrics that support increasingly powerful applications and growing amounts of data.
Brocade One Data Center Cloud-Optimized Networks by Brocade. November 17, 2011 - To help customers make a smooth transition into the cloud – where information and application will reside – Brocade One Data Center strategy simplifies network architectures and maximizes solution flexibility and choice.
Brocade VDX Data Center Switches by Brocade. December 13, 2011 - In this on-demand webcast, Brocade Global Solution Architect Jonathan Hudson will explain how VCS technology and Ethernet fabrics provide a wide range of advantages over 3-tier network architectures
Building the network infrastructure in your data center: Expert considerations by Brocade. December 07, 2011 - With today’s environmental concerns, even IT professionals can make a difference. Energy-efficient data center network designs are important to implement, while being cost-effective and not sacrificing performance.
FC or FCoE: Choosing the Right Enterprise Storage Networking Option by Brocade. February 18, 2014 - This white paper gives research results of testing of Fibre Channel connectivity between blade servers and solid-state storage compared to using Fibre Channel over Ethernet. This research, from Evaluator Group, looks at performance, ease of use and availability.
Success Story: Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel by Brocade. February 12, 2014 - This video shows how Rackspace leveraged Brocade Gen 5 Fibre channel to increase their SAN capacity and deliver consistent performance to customers despite increased demands.
Data Center Evolution Without Revolution by Brocade. June 11, 2010 - While many companies understand the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing, they struggle to prepare their data center for such a transition. Discover how to avoid a “rip-and-replace” approach by utilizing a phased network architecture upgrade that helps control risk and costs.
Data center networks: How to optimize Ethernet by Brocade. December 07, 2011 - Access this e-guide to read about top considerations to deal with the numerous new demands placed on the data center Ethernet.
Data Center Simplifying Virtualization through Adaptive Networking Technology by Brocade. February 2008 - The Brocade® Data Center Fabric (DCF) architecture provides a flexible framework for designing, building, and transforming enterprise data centers into strategic assets.
Deploying Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches in Enterprise Data Centers by Brocade. December 13, 2011 - Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches are specifically designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability, and dramatically simplify network architecture in virtualized data centers.
Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking by Brocade. October 05, 2010 - While 802.11n wireless networks let enterprises create a seamless working environment by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, the best ways for deploying 802.11n—while minimizing acquisition and operational costs—may still be unclear. Read this white paper to learn more.
Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking by Brocade. November 16, 2011 - While 802.11n wireless networks let enterprises create a seamless working environment by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks, the best ways for deploying 802.11n – while minimizing acquisition and operational costs – may still be unclear.
Doug Ingraham - Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures by Brocade. March 27, 2012 - Doug Ingraham, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Data Center Products Group at Brocade, discusses how hybrid clouds are transforming the industry by allowing data center architects to leverage their own assets, as well as public cloud provider assets, to create more agile and cost effective enterprise IT environments.
Doug Ingraham - Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds by Brocade. January 01, 2011 - In this exclusive Q&A, learn what hybrid cloud entails and the benefits of implementing this approach to cloud computing.
Doug Ingraham - Understanding the Advantages of Hybrid Clouds by Brocade. February 24, 2012 - A hybrid cloud enables organizations that have already built a private cloud to use resources from public clouds as a way to expand the capabilities of their own IT infrastructure. This resource presents the top benefits/advantages of a hybrid cloud. Also, obtain answers to crucial cloud deployment questions.
Dynamic Changes in Healthcare Create Challenges in Hospital Campus Networks by Brocade. December 12, 2011 - The next-generation of campus networks is here – and they require increased reliability, performance, and security … plus controlled costs.
E-Book: Networking the Modern Data Center by Brocade. August 04, 2010 - Virtualization, the convergence of data and storage networks, and the evolution of how and where people work are all changing the way the data center should be designed. This e-book examines the issues and offers strategies for developing a data center network that will stand the test of time and emerging technology.
E-Guide: How Cloud Technology Ranks on the IT Priority List by Brocade. May 17, 2011 - This SearchStorage.com e-guide presents recent ESG survey results and explores cloud adoption trending, budgets, and cloud storage options. Download to learn the benefits of cloud storage technology and how to go about choosing the right technology for your data storage environment.
E-Guide: Identifying the Impact of Virtualization on the Network by Brocade. March 30, 2011 - This e-guide from SearchServerVirtualization.com explains how to manage the connectivity of resources carefully to ensure optimal network performance. Gain expert insight into virtual networking data technologies you should be using in your virtual environment.
Enabling the Pervasive Wireless Campus for K-12 Schools by Brocade. December 13, 2011 - Brocade Mobility enterprise Wireless LAN (WLAN) solutions, featuring support for 802.11n-based wireless networking, can help K-12 districts efficiently contain costs and lay the foundation for future growth.
Ensuring a Smooth Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) by Brocade. December 12, 2011 - As the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 occurs, the challenge of accommodating both protocols becomes a big challenge. Learn about four transition technologies, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Exploring Software-Defined Networking with Brocade by Brocade. April 30, 2012 - Software-defined networking (SDN) is a hot topic today. This white paper provides an overview of the concept and the role it will play in achieving cloud success. View now to learn more!
Extending Data Center Capabilities across the Entire Network by Brocade. March 07, 2012 - Access this resource to understand how the cloud will impact how organizations build their networks. Learn more about network and data centre evolution inside.
Extending Data Center Capabilities Across the Entire Network by Brocade. March 05, 2012 - Today’s emerging technologies such as cloud computing are forcing IT and the network to undergo a major transformation. A recent survey estimates that cloud initiatives will grow by 20% within the next five years. Access this resource to learn how cloud computing will impact how organizations will build their future networks.
Get the Straight Story on Ethernet Fabrics by Brocade. September 06, 2011 - Every new IT technology offers many opportunities, but also brings along its own challenges. Access this brief video to discover why Ethernet is no different, and why you must adapt and learn the ins and outs of the technology before gaining the benefits.
How Will the Change in Internet Addresses Affect Your Business? by Brocade. November 21, 2011 - IP addresses are being nearly depleted due to the immense popularity of the internet and the need to have a unique IP address to identify each device using it. Running out of internet addresses would have disastrous effects.
Introducing File Area Networks First Edition Your First Look at FAN Technology by Brocade. March 2008 - This book contains information about File Area Networks (FANs) in general, and specific information about FANs built with Brocade products and is also designed to be useful as a desktop reference for FAN administrators.
Is Your SAN Architecture Ready for Flash? by Brocade. March 31, 2014 - This white paper looks at the performance gap caused by aging storage architectures, and the solutions that have brought both benefits and obstacles along the way.
Jason Nolet Details New Solutions for Enterprise by Brocade. October 21, 2011 - This brief video uncovers two new network products that will help you adapt to the demands of new applications and ever-changing business requirements.
Life-Critical Networks For 21st Century Health Care by Brocade. March 24, 2010 - Network convergence has turned hospitals into dense networks of sophisticated, computerized medical gear. Take the network away and you’d be left with a lot of dumb devices that cannot perform the lifesaving functions for which they were designed.
New E-Guide: Securing and Consolidating Remote and Branch Offices by Brocade. September 01, 2007 - The remote office/branch office (ROBO) is now a main part of many organizations' storage initiatives. This eGuide, featuring articles from Storage magazine, outlines the issues of protecting ROBO data and provides insight and strategies for...
Next Generation Storage Architectures—Speed Alone Is Not Enough webinar by Brocade. March 28, 2014 - This webcast features George Crump, lead analyst at Storage Switzerland, as he explores the next generation storage architectures, and focuses on why speed alone is not enough – granular control, visibility, scalability and performance all hold the same weight.
Optimizing for the Cloud with Data Center Virtualization by Brocade. March 02, 2012 - Is your data center ready for cloud computing? Access this resource to learn how you can optimize your infrastructure for the cloud with data center virtualization. Inside, discover how virtualization can make cloud computing a reality, learn how to solve the network bottleneck with more than just hardware, and more.
Presentation Transcript: Improving Network Performance in a Virtual Environment by Brocade. November 17, 2010 - In this presentation transcript, learn why performance is extremely important in a virtual server environment. For starters, the better your server performance, the more you can increase the virtual machine density on your host servers. Learn why increasing virtual machine density is one of the best way to decrease your hardware costs.
SAN Health Check Tool Download by Brocade. March 27, 2014 - This resource highlights the 6 steps needed to find out the status of your SAN environment, including a SAN health check tool that is free to download.
Savvy Network Architects Are Boosting Performance and Lowering the TCO of Campus LANs by Brocade. February 17, 2012 - Campus networks are vital to many top initiatives of the modern enterprise. However, to deliver the performance requirements of a campus LAN, new, cost-effective, efficient solutions are needed. In this resource, uncover how a multivendor approach can help you increase network performance while lowering the TCO of campus LANs.
Scaling Virtualized Data Centers with Cloud-Optimized Networks by Brocade. December 12, 2011 - This paper helps IT organizations in their planning for cloud computing by proposing a reference architecture with VMware software products and Brocade VCS technology.
Simplifying the Virtual Data Center by Brocade. November 02, 2010 - Virtualization technology brings numerous benefits to enterprise IT organizations. But there are challenges as well, including increased demand for a reliable, resilient data center network. Read this informative white paper to learn more about simplifying your virtual environment.
Taking Control of IP Network Infrastructures by Brocade. November 21, 2011 - Organizations are looking to optimize their network infrastructures in order to provide the performance, reliability, and scalability required for next-generation IP-based networks.
Taking Control of IP Network Infrastructures by Brocade. December 13, 2011 - This white paper describes the requirements of next-generation IP networks, the performance, availability, and scalability issues affecting existing networks and the benefits of Brocade IP Network Infrastructure Services.
Technical Brief: Next-Generation Wireless Backhaul Solutions by Brocade. January 28, 2010 - Many services, such as mobile Internet and mobile TV, require high bandwidth, and current backhaul infrastructures are not optimized to handle this traffic. Advanced routers and switches from Brocade enable highly scalable designs for the eventual convergence of voice and data infrastructure that can deliver new multimedia services.
The Case for Next-Generation Wireless LANs: Faster Connections and More Applications and Users by Brocade. November 21, 2011 - Read this whitepaper to discover how the next generation of WLANs is creating faster connections, more applications, and a better experience for end-users.
The Corporate Network of the Future: Convergence 2.0 by Brocade. September 09, 2010 - We are in the midst of a major innovation cycle in IT - moving from infrastructure designed to automate existing processes to services-oriented architectures that speed the delivery of innovative new services. Read this paper to learn about the features and benefits of a unified fabric and its critical role in the corporate network of the future.
The Cost of Maintaining the Storage Network Status Quo by Brocade. February 28, 2014 - This white paper pinpoints 2 major costs that arise through the storage network status quo of incremental upgrades to the data center – the cost of incrementalism, and the cost of workarounds.
Top Five Requirements for Next Generation Storage Architectures by Brocade. February 28, 2014 - This brief white paper discusses the top 5 requirements of a next generation storage network architecture to conquer the ongoing performance demands of the compute layer.
Virtual Fabrics Provide Administrative Flexibility in a Shared Storage Environment by Brocade. January 30, 2009 - Learn about a technology that enables you to better manage your SAN assets by creating logical groups of separately managed devices, ports, and switches within your SAN - all without disrupting existing environments.
Voice and Unified Communication-Enabled Networks: Three Critical Considerations by Brocade. February 09, 2010 - The multi-service, mission-critical, business-enabling campus LAN needs consistent features and service reliability from edge to core. Talk to Brocade and find out how to deploy an extraordinary network for the entire enterprise-converged campus to consolidated data center.
What Is an Ethernet Fabric? by Brocade. August 31, 2011 - Compared to classic hierarchical Ethernet architectures, Ethernet fabrics provide the higher levels of performance, utilization, availability and simplicity required to meet the business needs of data centers today and into the future.
What is Carrier Grade Ethernet? by Brocade. January 28, 2010 - This paper explains the fundamentals of Carrier Ethernet and examines how service profiles and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) can be defined in Carrier Ethernet.
WinStorage ezine: Not your father's DFS by Brocade. September 2008 - This edition of WinStorage ezine, from SearchWinComputing.com, will cover: Enhancements and limitations of DFS in R2, the good and bad news of the dropping price of storage and five storage management tasks that are a waste of time.