Brocade offers latest routing solution for 'digital era'

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

Brocade has announced the availability of Brocade SLX 9850, a data center routing solution designed to support the exponential growth in network traffic and deliver functionality that organizations require as they accelerate their digital transformation.

The company said the extensible SLX 9850 provides industry-leading density, scale and performance for 10/40/100GbE data center use cases.

Leveraging a unique combination of hardware and software innovations, the SLX 9850 router includes the embedded Brocade SLX Insight Architecture that delivers pervasive network visibility for unparalleled insight to meet increasingly stringent service levels, Brocade said.

The SLX 9850 also takes advantage of BOCADE WORKFLOW COMPOSER to provide server-based, DevOps-style network automation that integrates across IT domains for end-to-end workflow automation.

Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30% from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020.

In 2021, video will account for about 70% of mobile data traffic. With cloud services, video streaming, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile connectivity growing at exponential rates, organizations must ensure that the infrastructure they deploy today can support dramatic future traffic growth. At the same time, as network operational complexity continues to grow, improved visibility and automation are becoming essential to achieving business agility.

“Customers tell us that they need networking solutions that not only address their immediate requirements, but that will sustain the next several generations of port speeds and densities, while delivering advanced capabilities to help deeply analyze network traffic as well as automate network operations,” Jason Nolet, SVP for switching, routing, and analytics products group at Brocade said.

“The Brocade SLX 9850 routing solution was designed to address these needs with an innovative, extensible architecture providing organizations with maximum platform longevity, combined with advancements to deliver unparalleled network visibility and automation.”

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