Brocade Networks

Brocade – simple switches with easy configuration

Brocade provide data centre switches that offer the up most simplicity and management you can get from switches. With built-in VCS fabric technology, the switches deliver specialist automated functions that meet the high demands of virtualised and cloud environments. Automated configuration means you can have no input when setting up, comes with a single touch point to simplify the management of the switches along with the software features helps with business agility. The VCS fabric technology allows you to manage all of your Brocade switches as a single entity and add them network-wide automatically. You have complete choice from top-rack, fixed form factor and even chassis based switch designs.

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KEY FACTS ABOUT BROCADE

Company Overview

  • Founded in 1995
  •  Headquarters in San Jose, California
  • 4,550 employees in 36 countries
  • Customers in over 160 countries
  • $2+ billion in annual revenue
  • NASDAQ: BRCD

Data Center Networking Leadership

  • Pioneer of Ethernet fabrics, with 3,000+ Ethernet fabrics deployed
  • The #2 vendor in data center networking market share (Source: IDC)
  • Approximately 70% SAN switching market share (Source: Dell’Oro)
  • 15,000+ IP networking customers worldwide
  • Market leader in storage fabrics

Software Networking Leadership for the New IP

  • The most widely adopted NFV solution: the Brocade vRouter, with more than 100 million production hours
  • 1.3+ million OpenFlow-enabled ports shipped in Brocade products, including Hybrid Port Mode to run OpenFlow and traditional routing on the same physical device
  • The industry’s first truly open SDN controller based on the OpenDaylight source project
  • Virtual visibility and analytics solutions for advanced insight into service provider networks
  • Virtual application delivery controller for scaling, securing, and delivering applications in the cloud or data center
  • Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution purpose-built for virtualization and the cloud, including MVNO, M2M, and enterprise mobile services

Partnerships

  • Strategic relationships with industry leaders such as Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HDS, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, and VMware
  • Demonstrated compatibility with more than 900 leading network products
  • $300+ million invested in interoperability and scalability labs

Technology Leadership

  • Brocade is positioned as a “Visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure
  • R&D Centers in California, Colorado, Minnesota, India, Germany, and the UK
  • 17% of revenue re-invested in R&D
  • 614 networking patents issued and 359 patent applications pending worldwide
  • 28,000+ networking professionals trained annually, with 17,500+ credentialed Brocade Professionals worldwide
  • 450+ software engineers focused on SDN and NFV
  • Brocade is recognized for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” (Source: JD Power)

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