Brocade announced the availability of leading-edge application delivery hardware and software solutions that address the needs of mid-market enterprise customers who are using virtualization and cloud computing solutions to maximize the value of their IT resources.
Brocade introduced a new extension to the Brocade Server Iron ADX 4000 developed to meet the unique needs of mid-market enterprises. The Server Iron ADX 4000 ASM-4 bundle is an entry-level chassis solution that provides industry-leading Layer 4-7 switching performance in a new high-value package to help customers realize the promise of on-demand, automated data center computing. Specifically designed for mid-market enterprise environments, the Server Iron ADX 4000 ASM-4 bundle enables a new class of customers to experience the flexibility and scalability benefits of a modular platform.
The license-activated, capacity on-demand scalability of the ASM-4 module enables customers to adopt a ''pay-as-you-grow'' investment approach, allowing them to double their throughput and future-proof their application delivery networks without adding hardware or removing the switches from the network.
Brocade continues to bring greater efficiency, manageability and value to mid-market data center customers with the Server Iron ADX family of products through the Brocade Application Resource Broker software module that provides visibility into application performance across the network and virtual machine infrastructures. Brocade Application Resource Broker helps ensure that application service level agreements are met by dynamically allocating additional resources to address increases in application load.
- Real-time monitoring, measurement, correlation and application-centric reporting through the vSphere administrative interface via a client plug-in
- On-demand, automated, policy-based provisioning and de-provisioning of resources based on application performance metrics from the Server Iron ADX and the VMware vCenter Server
- Historical tracking and trending of key application performance metrics to reveal changing requirements
Together, the Brocade Server Iron ADX 4000 ASM-4 bundle with Brocade Application Resource Broker form a high-performance application delivery solution for highly virtualized environments and provide an attractive value proposition to mid-market enterprise customers.
This new offering is the latest in a series of innovations that Brocade has developed to optimize its networking solutions in virtualized IT environments. While server virtualization presents key operational and cost benefits, it has also inherently introduces complexity at the networking level. To address this issue, Brocade recently unveiled Brocade One, a unifying network strategy that illustrates an ongoing commitment to help customers use networking technologies more effectively in migrating towards highly-scalable, simplified and automated virtualized infrastructures.
Anshu Malika/ITvoir Network