Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Oct 30, 2013

Brocade Drives Physical and Virtual Networking Advancements With OpenStack Contributions

Brocade to Introduce Blueprint for Dynamic Network Resource Management and Discuss Other Technology Contributions at OpenStack Summit

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/30/13 -- During next week's OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong, Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) will discuss and demonstrate its blueprint proposal to extend the advanced networking capabilities of the OpenStack Networking framework, Neutron. The Dynamic Network Resource Manager (DNRM) blueprint is intended to simplify the deployment and management of physical and virtual networking resources within cloud infrastructures.

Public and private clouds are evolving beyond homogeneous, pooled resources as organizations seek to deliver improved efficiency and choice through multivendor support. By leveraging a native, heterogeneous approach delivered by DNRM, OpenStack cloud environments can address the needs of specific applications or services.

Highlights of the Brocade DNRM proposal include:

Brocade is also updating several other OpenStack contributions in its continued drive toward open networking solutions.

Currently available Brocade contributions to OpenStack:

Proposed Brocade contributions for IceHouse Release:

OpenStack Summit attendees can visit Brocade booth C43 for product demonstrations. Additionally, Brocade will be leading several speaking sessions that range from customer use cases to contribution deep dives:

QUOTES
Ken Cheng, CTO and Vice President, Corporate Development and Emerging Business at Brocade
"Public and private clouds are evolving from basic, homogenous entities to rich, service-oriented clouds that combine best-of-breed solutions, including both physical and virtual resources. To ensure these next-generation cloud architectures properly serve customers, Brocade is continuing to expand its investment and participation in open projects such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight. It is our belief that contributions such as the Dynamic Network Resource Manager equip customers to build the next-generation services cloud to deliver the flexibility and agility it needs."

Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation
"Supporting emerging technologies and innovation in OpenStack clouds is a priority for the community, and participation from companies like Brocade will help expand our capabilities to the benefit of the whole community. As an active part of the OpenStack ecosystem, we're pleased to see Brocade contributing to make OpenStack cloud environments easier to deploy and more flexible."

Mike Werner, Senior Director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat
"Key to OpenStack's success will be a robust ecosystem of global technology leaders backing the project. We are pleased to collaborate with Brocade through Red Hat's OpenStack partner ecosystem to advance OpenStack in the enterprise."

About Brocade
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