Using the Brocade ADX VXLAN gateway solution, Brocade and VMware customers can virtualize their networks at enterprise and service provider scale, and with hardware-based performance, using VXLAN. Customers can use the Brocade ADX switches to connect VXLAN environments to the traditional Internet as well as run applications that span VXLAN and existing non-VXLAN networks. This enables organizations to use their current infrastructure while leveraging the benefits of VXLAN to support multitenancy and large-scale deployment of applications and virtual machines (VMs).
Network virtualization is a core element of Brocade's SDN vision, and VXLAN enables cloud service providers to build virtual networks on top of their existing infrastructure. VXLAN is a network virtualization technology that addresses the emerging challenges in the cloud data center. VXLAN enables multitenancy, scale for large numbers of applications and flexible provisioning with minimal interruption of infrastructure services. By leveraging Ethernet technology, VXLAN enables large numbers of virtual domains to be created above existing networks.
The Brocade ADX switch VXLAN gateway offers benefits such as:
Brocade will demonstrate this VXLAN gateway capability in the Brocade booth (#901) at VMWorld® 2012 this week.
"As a leader in data center networking innovation, Brocade recognizes the need to bridge emerging technologies such as VXLAN with existing data center investments. By working closely with VMware, and leveraging the Brocade ADX application delivery switch, we are excited to be demonstrating VXLAN gateway functionality. This innovation will be essential to enabling real-world deployments of VXLAN and other overlay networking technologies," said
"Networking is a key resource of today's software-defined data center and its integration and alignment with other virtualized services is important. We are pleased Brocade is demonstrating the Brocade VXLAN gateway, which will enable customers to use VXLAN's scalability with applications and databases running in non-VXLAN networks," said
Brocade networking capabilities are integrated with VMware vCenter™ Server today via Brocade Network Advisor, giving vCenter users clear management visibility to Brocade storage network products. In addition, the Brocade ADX switch and Brocade Application Resource Broker integrate with VMware vCenter Server to elastically scale up and down workload resources in response to real-time end-user application experience.
Brocade at VMworld 2012
Brocade is a leading network provider whose solutions are utilized by the world's leading enterprises and service providers. Brocade is a trusted data center partner in 90 percent of the Fortune 1000 data centers due to the company's focus on helping customers optimize their use of their existing data center infrastructure while providing a smooth transition to the cloud.
Brocade sessions at VMworld 2012 will focus on the latest requirements and options for building an optimized data center for cloud computing.
This session will focus on how to combine best practices with new options for building next-generation data centers, including Ethernet fabrics, network virtualization with VXLAN and other innovations in software-defined networking. #BRCDVMworld
This session examines a proven reference architecture consisting of EUC/VDI deployment across multiple data centers with end-to-end network flow monitoring and VMware SRM to provide business continuity. #BRCDVMworld
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