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Leverage these informative resources to learn more about Brocade networking solutions, best practices, training, and much more. You can also view technical documents and resources on MyBrocade, the exclusive Web portal for Brocade customers.

About Support for Foundry Products

Brocade offers a wide variety of service and support options for former Foundry products, including proactive support, residency services, and network monitoring and reporting services. For more information, visit Support plans.

Brocade also offers a broad portfolio of professional services. For additional information, visit Brocade Professional Services.

Brocade customers and partners with a valid Technical Support contract, have access to a variety of Online Technical Support tools. If you have a Brocade Technical Support contract, visit MyBrocade to register your products and gain access to:

  • MySupport — Case Management
  • Downloads — OS and code upgrades and updates, drivers, MIBs  and utilities
  • Knowledge Base — Intelligent search engine to research and solve technical questions

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About Product Disposal & Recycling

Brocade offers the Take-back and Recycle process to allow you to properly dispose of surplus and End-of-Life (EOL) products. In addition,
Brocade aims to fulfill its obligations under the RoHS Directive by eliminating all banned substances from its products in accordance with the deadlines and exemptions in the RoHS Directive.

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About Drivers & Downloads

Brocade Fabric Adapter, HBA and CNA Products
Download corresponding software installer, drivers, ISO, and technical product documentation such as release notes and user guides.
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Users with a valid Support Contract can access online self-service tools (including downloads and documentation) via MyBrocade.

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About Licensing

Brocade provides software license activation online for most Brocade and former McDATA products.

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If you are a Brocade customer activating licenses for Brocade software products or Brocade M-Class products (formerly McDATA products) please login to MyBrocade (registration required) and click on the link “Enter the Licensing Portal” located in the Licensing Tools Module on your MyBrocade Homepage.

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Only select Brocade partners can access the Brocade License Query and Transfer tools. If you are a Brocade Partner, log in to MyBrocade click on the link “Enter the Licensing Portal” located in the Licensing Tools Module on your MyBrocade Homepage. Note,  you must be added to your partner account in the Software Licensing Portal by you partner administrator, in order to access partner tools such as license query and license transfer. Please contact your administrator to get assistance prior to accessing the tool. Not registered for MyBrocade, register now.

For questions regarding license key activation, contact support@brocade.com.

About Open Source Code Downloads

Access source code software files for open source software included in select Brocade products.

Code is organized by product FOS, Xpath OS, EOS, Fabric Manager, EFCM, File Management and SMI Agent; former Eclipse and UltraNet products.

These software files are provided in accordance with the terms of the licenses pertaining to such files. These files are made available to you pursuant to Brocade's obligations under the applicable licenses, and you may download and use these files solely pursuant to the terms and conditions of the licenses under which such code is made generally available, as identified within each source code file or in the license file accompanying such files. We endeavor to provide you with all the information you may want, including each source code package and, when available, the original Web site from which we obtained such package. We cannot, however, guarantee that the Web sites to which we provide links will remain active

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About Returning Products to Brocade or Requesting Replacement Parts

Return products to Brocade by submitting a request through one of the following online forms.

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About SAN Health and Net Health Free Audit and Analysis Utility

Quickly gain an accurate view of your Networking environment by downloading one of our Diagnostics Capture utilities, Eiterh SAN Health, or Net Health.

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About Product Documentation

The most recent Brocade software manuals and hardware manuals are available through the products listing page. From the products listing page, click the product name or product image to open the individual product page. User manuals and other technical documents are available in the resource module at the bottom of the product page.

Visit the Brocade Adapters pages to access documentation for HBAs, CNAs, and Fabric Adapters.

To access older SAN documentation, including end-of-life documentation, you will need an account on MyBrocade and a support contract: http://my.brocade.com

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All Available Resources

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Brocade® and ShoreTel® have worked together to provide an easy-to-deploy, interoperable voice over IP (VoIP) networking solution based on Brocade network switches and routers and ShoreTel's Pure IP Unified Communications. We have validated both the interoperability of our joint products and, with customer validation, the ease of installation, operation and ownership of our solutions.

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This paper provides a comprehensive set of best practices to guide data center SAN architecture and design.

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This reference architecture guide describes deploying Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Select for VMware vSphere using VMware View in a solution that scales from hundreds to thousands of desktops. This solution includes Brocade fabric technologies for networking.

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The guiding principles driving a new architecture for the data center include consolidation, virtualization, service-level resource allocation, and policy-based data management. These principles simplify how business exploits its data for competitive advantage in a cost-effective manner.

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IT managers sound off about what they learned from relocating their organization’s data centers

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At a time when many Silicon Valley companies are tightening their belts and handing out pink slips, Brocade Communications Systems Inc. has plans to more than double its hiring program of new college graduates this year through its University Development Program.

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Overview of Brocade’s new pay-as-you-go subscription program for data-center-based IP network infrastructure.

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High performance MySWL Cluster reference architecture with GridIron SSD and Brocade Fibre Channel SANs

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High performance Oracle RAC reference architecture with Texas Memory SSD and Brocade Fibre Channel SANs

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Enterprises need new networking solutions to enable intelligent, automated provisioning of a dynamic infrastructure for on-demand IT resource allocation. Dynamic provisioning technology, embedded in Layer 4–7 switches, can add a level of intelligence so that enterprises better use network, virtualization, and application resources to meet the business application demands of an everchanging workforce and customer base.

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Today’s organisations will be continuing to integrate Flash into every area of storage architecture from Flash options for existing storage arrays to all Flash arrays. Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade experts discuss how flash based storage benefits application performance.

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Virtualization is changing expectations for enterprise networks. The virtual top-of-rack solution available in Dell™ PowerConnect™ B-MLXe routers can provide an infrastructure designed for high performance, resiliency, scalability, and simplicity.

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A Continuity Insights Report

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Provides a high level overview of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) WAN PHY defined in the IEEE 802.3ae standard.

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Brocade HyperEdge Architecture collapses the aggregation and access network layers of legacy campus architectures, integrating innovative new wired and wireless features with existing network technologies to streamline application deployment, simplify management, and reduce operational costs.

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Brocade Network Advisor lets you configure and monitor multiple FC/Ethernet fabrics, switches and routers, HBAs, and virtualized servers. This brief describes how to configure Brocade Network Advisor in High Availability environments using the Microsoft Cluster Service management application.

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The Brocade ADX 1000 Series can be quickly upgraded in the field using software keys. This allows organizations to enable a full suite of hardware and software options when needed without disabling the system, which can disrupt service.

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Brocade Network Advisor maximizes Brocade VCS Fabric technology investments by providing advanced management of Brocade VCS Fabrics and Brocade VDX switches.

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Brocade sets the industry standard for resiliency and high availability by enabling non-stop networking in data center and campus environments. This enables organizations to achieve a competitive advantage in their network infrastructures.

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Brocade FastIron® SX Series switches support continuous uptime in campus core/aggregation and campus edge networks through hitless failover and hitless in-service software upgrades—High Availability (HA) technologies that address the demand for increased network availability by reducing device downtime.

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True Quality of Service Enables Reliable Server Virtualization.

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Among its various Open Source contributions, Brocade is contributing to the OpenStack community with the creation of an FC Zone Manager that supports key FC SAN functionality and use cases.

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Brocade VDX switches allow VCS fabric deployments to start small and scale up or down with additional switches and PoD licensing. Both fixed-configuration and modular switches enable automated, reliable, and evolutionary VCS fabrics that meet organizations’ most challenging application requirements.

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New high-performance 10 GbE ports can be used to connect both storage and servers into the existing iSCSI network. Existing servers with 1 GbE connections can access the newly deployed 10 GbE storage; and new servers with 10 GbE… connections can access excising 1 GbE storage. This allows you to utilize 10 GbE iSCSI storage for higher-performance server access to storage or to support more 1 GbE servers per storage array.

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The Brocade TurboIron 24X uses state-of-the-art ASIC design, front-to-back air flow, automatic fan-speed control, and power-efficient optics to ensure the most efficient use of power and cooling.

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This guide describes best practices for incorporating cabling in a typical data center, plus tips for selecting cabling components and information on data transmission media.

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This guide discusses topics related to mixing FICON and FCP devices in the same Storage Area Network (SAN), focusing on issues that end users need to address. These include specifics for the IBM zEnterprise System, as well as the fabric elements to consider when evaluating a FICON/FCP intermix solution.

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Describes recommended cabling solutions for high-density port solutions based on the Brocade FC8-64 FC port blade.

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This Encryption Best Practices Guide is designed to help customers and partners architect and design Brocade encryption solutions to maximize system performance, minimize administrative overhead, and mitigate the possibility of operational disruptions.

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A variety of Operations, Administration, and Management (OAM) protocols and tools have been developed recently for MPLS, IP, and Ethernet networks, which provide the unparalleled power to proactively manage networks and customer SLAs. This paper reviews the OAM tools available at various layers and describes best practices for choosing the right OAM tool to use for particular network deployments.

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This tech brief provides best practices for implementation of advanced Brocade Fabric OS features that identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel SANs from problematic device and media behavior.

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Executive Primer: The Patient-Centered IT Network

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Brocade 100 Gbps SR10 Optical Transceiver Data Sheet

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Brocade 10 Gbps ZR (80km) Optical Transceiver

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Brocade® Advanced Performance Monitoring—based on Brocade Frame Filtering technology and a unique performance counter engine—is a comprehensive tool for monitoring the performance of networked storage resources. This ASIC-based monitoring tool helps reduce the total cost of ownership and over-provisioning while enabling Storage Area Network (SAN) performance tuning, reporting of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and greater administrator productivity.

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Before implementing a “green” IT strategy, organizations must first understand the environmental issues of their current IT infrastructures. The Brocade Energy Efficiency Review service can help these organizations analyze their data center environments—identifying ways to improve energy efficiency and reduce power/cooling costs as part of a strategic next-generation data center.

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Brocade ICX 6610 Switch Data Sheet

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Brocade offers Data Center Virtualization Services to help optimize application and fabric performance, improve data protection, and unify management across entire virtual data center environments.

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As the industry’s leading data center networking solutions provider and experts in VMware, Brocade® offers Data Center Virtualization Services to help optimize application and fabric performance, improve data protection, and unify management across entire virtual data center environments.

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This document describes the EMC Isilon scale-out NAS validated with Brocade Networking Solutions deployement guidelines with Brocade VCS Fabric Technologies.

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Using a Web-based user interface, Siemens OpenScape ComAssistant serves up a suite of PBX and call control features to support enterprise communications. This brief provides guidance for ServerIron configuration in ComAssistant deployments.

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The flexibility and simplified high availability of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 come from innovations to the core Exchange Server 2010 platform, enhancing performance, scalability, and reliability, while reducing TCO.

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Provides a reference architecture and procedures for deploying the Brocae ServerIron ADX Series switches with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.

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EMC VSPEX with Brocad eNetworking Solution for End-User Computing - Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 with VMware vSphere 5.1 for up to 250 Virtual Desktops

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EMC VSPEX End-User Computing - VMware View 5.1 and VMware vSphere 5.1 for up to 250 Virtual Desktops

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EMC VSPEX with Brocade Networking Solutions for PRIVATE CLOUD - Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V for up to 100 VMs

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EMC VSPEX with Brocade Networking Solution for PRIVATE CLOUD - VMware vSphere 5.1 for up to 100 Virtual Machines.

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This document describes a Red hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 configured to use the Brocade VCS plugin.

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VCS Fabric Design Guide

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Publication Date: June 2014

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This guide describes the software features supported on the BigIron RX Series Switch and the CLI commands used to configure them.

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This guide describes the BigIron RX Series Switch. It provides procedures for installing the interface modules, power supplies, and other components of the switch.

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This guide describes the FastIron GS® (FGS) FGS POE (Power over Ethernet), FGS POE-upgradeable, and FGS-STK compact switches. This guide includes procedures for installing the hardware and configuring essential, basic parameters such as permanent passwords and IP addresses. The basic software configuration procedures show how to perform tasks using the CLI. This guide also includes instructions for managing and maintaining the hardware.

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This guide contains setup and advanced configuration instructions for the Brocade Mobility 5181 Access Point.

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This guide contains setup and advanced configuration instructions for the Brocade Mobility 7131 Access Point.

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This guide describes how to install the Brocade Mobility 7131-GR Access Point.

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This guide describes how to install the Brocade Mobility 7131 Access Point.

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This guide describes how to install the dependent mode version of the Brocade Mobility 7131 access point.

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This guide describes how to install the Brocade Mobility RFS4000 Controller.

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This guide describes how to install the Brocade Mobility RFS6000 Controller.

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This guide describes how to install the Brocade Mobility RFS7000 Controller.

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This guide is a reference of the CLI commands used to configure the Brocade Mobility RFS7000-GR Controller.

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This guide describes how to install the Brocade Mobility RFS7000-GR Controller.

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This guide describes the configurations of administrative features used to manage the Brocade RFS7000-GR Controller.

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This document provides a catalog of antenna parts and accessories to complete a Brocade Mobility environment. This guide specifically addresses the antennas used for 2.4 GHz, 5.2 GHz and dual band antenna implementations for Brocade Mobility Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs).

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This document contains the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Base (MIB) objects that are supported on devices.

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This document describes how to install RJ45 and mRJ21 cables into the cable cinch.

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End of Availability for Brocade Egde M3000 Storage Router

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As a result of launching a new ordering model (U-Pick) for ICX6650 and some ICX6650 models will go EOA (End of Availability).

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End of Availability of select parts for Brocade UltraNet™ Storage Director - eXtended (USD-X) and Brocade Edge M3000 was announced September 15, 2008

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End of Availability (EOA) Notice for Brocade Data Migration Manager (DMM) v1.x , v2.x

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End of Availability Notification for Brocade Partners

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End of Availability Notification for Brocade Enterprise Fabric Connectivity Manager (EFCM) and the M-Series Software Bundles

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End of Availability for Fabric Manager 2.x and 3.x was announced March 27, 2004

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End of Availability for Fabric Manager 4.0, 4.1, 4.1.1 and 4.2 was announced June 24, 2005

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End of Availability for Fabric Manager 4.4 was announced June 20, 2006

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End of Availability for Fabric Manager 5.X was announced February 3, 2009

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End of Availability for Fabric OS v2.4 was announced August 30, 2002

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End of Availability for Fabric OS v2.6.0x v3.0.2x and v4.0.2x was announced February 17, 2004 - updated March 04, 2004

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End of Availability for Fabric OS v2.6.2 was announced December 19, 2007

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End of Availability for Fabric OS v3.0.0x and v4.0.0x was announced August 29, 2003

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End of Availability for Fabric OS v3.1x, v4.4x was announced May 31, 2006

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End of Availability for Fabric OS v3.X was announced November 1, 2007

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End of Availability for FAL API 3.2.2, 3.0.2, 3.2.0 and 3.2.1 was announced July 21, 2005 -Updated January 20, 2006. Note: Brocade encourages customers to migrate to SMI-Agent available from Brocade Communications. Storage Management Initiative (SMI) is a Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) standard for storage interface.

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End of Availability for File Lifecycle Manager (FLM) v2.0 and 2.1 was announced February 19, 2008

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End of Support Notification

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End of Availability for Brocade UNCUpdate was announced June 27, 2008

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End of Availability for all releases of XPATH OS v7.4x and SAS v2.2x (and earlier) was announced June 17, 2008, End of Availability for XPath OS v7.3.x was announced May 31, 2006

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Starting with the Brocade® Multi-Service IronWare® OS 5.0 release for the Brocade NetIron® Series, a new key-based license activation mechanism will be available to enable advanced features and software functionality upgrades to complement the EEPROM-based licensing mechanism currently in place.

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This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure with Brocade networking for supporting 100 virtual machines (VMs). The report is focused on ease of use, performance, and high-availability networking.

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This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of an EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure with Brocade networking for supporting 500 virtual desktops.

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HP provides an end-to-end Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel solution with the HP c7000 BladeSystem Enclosure, HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 servers, 16GFC HBAs, embedded 16GFC switches and HP MSA 2040 16GFC storage system. This solution addresses these increasing demands on storage performance by providing double the bandwidth of previous generation Fibre Channel storage infrastructure.

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Lippis Reports highlights Brocade VCS Fabric value proposition and cloud performance test on the VDX 8770

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This document summarizes equipment known to be compatible with the Brocade® product family. Products named in the compatibility tables reflect equipment tested at Brocade or tested externally.

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Quick Reference Guide to Hitachi Data Systems Brocade product portfolio

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Evaluator Group’s benchmark testing demonstrates the superior performance of Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel vs FCoE for Solid State Storage environments.

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7500 SAN Router RoHS Compatibility

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Brocade VDX 8770 RoHS Compatibility

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Brocade’s ServerIron ADX with Application Resource Broker (ARB) automates on-demand resource provisioning with visibility into application traffic and load level. To demonstrate the on-demand computing services provided by ARB, Brocade, SAP, and VMware have jointly defined a virtualized application reference architecture for the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform that closely models the customer deployment environment.

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Brocade, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Mitel, come together to deliver the benefits of unified communications

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Microsoft, Brocade, and Hitachi have adopted the Storage Management Initiative (SMI-S) standard into their technologies and combined them into a management architecture solution that enables automated SAN operations and rapid VM deployment and migration.

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Brocade and Crossbeam offer a cost-efficient network security solution that consolidates data centers, enabling scalability while meeting growing performance demands.

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The flexibility and simplified high availability of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 come from innovations to the core Exchange Server 2010 platform, enhancing performance, scalability, and reliability, while reducing TCO.

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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) adoption has resulted in the increased service-enabling of IT systems. Now, Brocade® and Oracle offer a complete solution for the rapid deployment of business applications on an SOA foundation. Brocade® ServerIron® ADX has been validated with Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) SOA Suite 11g to deliver scalability and resiliancy, ensuring the highest availability of business application services.

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Brocade and Aruba Networks provide a secure, optimized mobile user solution that is effortless to maintain and reduces TCO by 46 percent compared to Cisco.

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Basho and Brocade solutions work together to deliver a highly available, fault-tolerant, predictable, and easy-to-use distributed system.

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The joint Brocade and Coraid solution provides unmatched price-performance advantages with a Layer 2 storage fabric solution that can both scale to support thousands of servers and petabytes of storage and enable dense virtualization.

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Ekahau and Brocade help improve hospital workflow, staff productivity, and safety by enabling real-time tracking and managing of assets, staff, and visitors.

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Brocade and Microsoft Lync Server 2013 deliver a powerful Unified Communications network and platform that seamlessly unites e-mail, voice communications, Web conferencing, Instant Messaging, and presence technology.

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Brocade and NetApp deliver a data center storage infrastructure that scales storage, maximizes application workloads, simplifies management, and enables data mobility.

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SmartOptics provides DWDM connectivity solutions and 4/8/16 Gbps Fibre Channel transceivers and Brocade Fibre Channel Switches provide a data center connectivity solution that is more simple and cost-effective than DWDM transmission systems.

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The Brocade and Tintri solution enables enterprises to support mission-critical applications and workloads with networking and storage that delivers performance, flexibility, and scalability for virtualized environments.

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Brocade and Trend Micro enable high-performance, improved data protection, and simplified management with a virtualized networking infrastructure and deep security solution.

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Brocade SAN Analytics Management Pack for vCenter Operations Management Suite helps organizations quickly correlate SAN health to VM performance.

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IBM® and Brocade® have strengthened their long-standing relationship to provide expanded network technology choices with the new IBM b-type Ethernet switches and IP routers to provide an integrated, end-to-end scalable and low latency framework.

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As a trusted Data Center infrastructure partner, Brocade® brings experience to organizations relying on Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) for the management of their systems infrastructure. With Brocade Network Advisor, Brocade delivers a unified network management solution across Data, Storage, and Converged Networks, as well as seamless integration with Microsoft SCOM.

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As a trusted data center infrastructure partner, Brocade brings experience to organizations relying on VMware vCenter for the management of their systems infrastructure. With Brocade Network Advisor, Brocade delivers a unified network management solution across data, storage, and converged networks, as well as seamless integration with VMware vCenter.

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Lync Server Solution Brief featuring Brocade L2/3 and L4/7 solutions validation.

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Brocade VCS Fabric Technology, the Plug-n-Play Cloud Computing Network for Isilon Scale-out NAS

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Brocade and VMware's unified network provides seamless transition between the physical and virtual architecture.

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Brocade supports Network Functions Virtualization with a comprehensive portfolio of software-based networking solutions that enable service providers to support diverse deployment models and network services at scale.

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The combination of Brocade ServerIron Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) and Nominum Caching/Authoritative Name Servers (CNS/ANS) provides the solution of choice for highly resilient and scalable DNS service infrastructures used by the largest service providers.

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Sweeping changes in technology, including mobility, cloud, big data, and social media are driving a whole new set of business expectations. To help companies compete, Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade have teamed to deliver always-available, automated, and agile Business-Defined IT solutions for the highly dynamic and elastic enterprise. Organizations are adopting Business-Defined IT to mobilize and innovate with information and to accelerate forward-moving change by IT.

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Brocade and Check Point deliver a cost-effective, scalable networking and security solution with application optimization, unmatched simplicity, and industry-leading performance.

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Deploying Brocade 8 Gbps with VMware Virtual Infrastructure

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Today, personal computing is transforming to serve a user-centric world. This new world order requires information to be available ubiquitously, to be accessed from anywhere at anytime. An Information Technology (IT) infrastructure that can support user-centric computing requires speed, reliability, security, and native support for an array of popular mobile devices. A common look and feel across all these devices is vital for user productivity.

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Brocade® ServerIron® ADX delivers EMC RSA Key Manager scalability and resiliancy, ensuring high availability of key management services for data encryption applications.

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Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade provide scalable, high-performance, and cost-effective disaster recovery solutions that leverage best-in-class remote replication software and SAN extension networking infrastructure to overcome planned and unplanned outages.

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By testing and integrating Brocade Ethernet and Fibre Channel fabric switches with Hitachi Compute Blades and industry-leading storage, Hitachi and Brocade create solutions that ensure best-in-class infrastructure for private cloud.Large and midsize organizations alike, with virtualization, collaboration, database, data warehousing and/or business analytics applications, benefit from these solutions.

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Hitachi Unified Storage VM all flash system together with Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel and Fabric Vision technologies deliver IT benefits that drive your businness forward.

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As strategic partners, Brocade and Microsoft have worked together to deliver an industry-leading UC solution that leverages the power of software and the performance of an all-IP infrastructure. With proven interoperability, Brocade was assured a seamless transition for both users and IT administrators.

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Brocade ServerIron switches deployed in front of Oracle Application Servers, increase application uptime, maximize server farm utilization, and shield the servers and applications from malicious attacks.

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Brocade ServerIron switches, when deployed into an Oracle WebLogic application environment, increase uptime, maximize utilization, and defeat security threats by being completely transparent to the applications and servers.

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The Brocade Management Pack for Microsoft System Center monitors the health and performance of data center SAN infrastructure to help IT manage virtual server workload.

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This document provides a reference architecture to enable fast, secure, and scalable virtual desktop deployments with VMware® View 4.6™, Brocade® cloud-optimized networking, and Trend Micro™ Deep Security software.

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The ServerIron EM Plug-in significantly reduces the cost and complexity of managing applications that rely on ServerIron ADX and Oracle technologies

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Microsoft and Brocade have partnered to develop a solution that optimizes the deployment of Microsoft Exchange 2010. This solution guide outlines the significant architectural changes introduced in Exchange 2010 and explains how to use Brocade ServerIron ADX to take full advantage of these changes.

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Using the intelligent PoE/PoE+ capabilities of the Brocade FastIron family can ensure last-minute power to critical devices while saving operating costs.

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Deploying Brocade ServerIron ADX to Increase Availability, Scalability, and Security of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Infrastructure

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Provides reference architecture and procedures for deployment of NAT64 and DNS64 in support of IPv6-only client environments

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Describes procedures for replacing a Brocade Mi10K Director at the core of a Brocade M-EOS fabric with a Brocade DCX Backbone in Interopmode 2 or 3.

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Brocade ServerIron switches, when deployed in front of the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, increase application uptime, maximize server farm utilization, and shield the servers and applications from malicious attacks.

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Describes procedures for migrating server and storage devices from a Brocade M-EOS fabric in McDATA Fabric or Open mode to a Brocade FOS fabric using the Brocade DCX or DCX-4S.

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Describes a joint Brocade-Occam Networks solution for lowering costs in provider networks while providing turn-key services to generate new revenue opportunities with a Brocade multiplay solution.

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Brocade helps global Internet exchange point AMS-IX deliver superior performance and uptime to 500-plus service providers while providing a migration path to 100 GbE.

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Beiersdorf boosts server performance with Brocade SAN and server connectivity solutions while simplifying data center management with Brocade DCFM

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M.Video, one of the largest Russian electronics retailers, utilizes SAP analytics to manage its stock, shops, and goods. Read about how M.Video reduced data analysis time from up to 24 hours to 15 minutes with the Hitachi and Brocade scale-out architecture for SAP HANA.

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Visual effects company leverages Brocade solutions to build a highly scalable networking infrastructure that provides increased performance capacity while simplifying management

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C.R. England increases network bandwidth and eliminates single points of failure by standardizing on Brocade for a scalable, high-performance network infrastructure.

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CDE Lightband delivers premium Ethernet services with Brocade.

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City of Lakewood Delivers Services Seamlessly with Unified Communications from Brocade and ShoreTel

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Community Hospital of Long Beach is saving $1 million annually while enabling flexible, mobile patient care thanks to its upgraded networking infrastructure.

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Brocade helps a leading service provider build a robust nationwide Internet Exchange.

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Cloud provider supports rapid business growth with a highly scalable Lync solution built on Brocade VCS Fabric technology.

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Government Employee’s Health Association (GEHA) redesigns network with Brocade Ethernet Fabric technology, simplifying management and increasing network scalability and flexibility.

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Software developer creates healthcare applications more quickly and efficiently while keeping networking operations and capital expenses at a minimum

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A leading service provider with one of the world's largest Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) achieves global network growth while delivering quality services and protecting existing investments

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i3D.net leverages Brocade technology to deliver an exceptional online gaming experience over high-capacity, low-latency, cloud-based networks.

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Isle of Wight College delivers innovative services to students and staff with a reliable, secure, and high-performance campus-wide wireless network from Brocade.

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The medical clinic associated with the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, took a multi-phase approach to upgrading its network. The clinic has invested more than $1.5 million in the network and today has a high-speed Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) backbone that supports cur-rent doctor, staff, and patient use—as well as future network growth.

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Brocade and EMC successfully develop and deploy data migration and disaster avoidance strategies for a large-scale data center that maintains continuous system availability during migration.

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Brocade switches enable Lüneburg Municipal Medical Centre to support high-performance, next-generation applications while reducing complexity and maintenance costs.

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When it came time to choose a networking infrastructure solution, MaximumASP recognized that it needed a solution that could support its demanding business model. Given those requirements, MaximumASP turned to Brocade.

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Plastic-cap manufacturer simplifies network management, improves performance, and gains a path to 10 GbE with Brocade ICX switches.

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Nikhef upgrades network by deploying Brocade MLX Series routers and Brocade FCX Series switches, improving security, bandwidth, and scalability.

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Leading video game developer, Naughty Dog, is using Brocade® networking solutions to provide a cost-effective, high-performance and scalable solution to expedite its video game rendering and modeling needs

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From access to enterprise applications such as e-mail, to applications that enable crews to track airplanes and maintenance teams to inventory and manage spare parts, Neos Airlines employees need to be as mobile as the planes they are operating

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Leading cloud managed service provider improves network performance and helps clients save money with Brocade VCS Fabric technology.

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Leading cloud services provider meets growing demand for increased network performance and capacity with Brocade Ethernet fabrics.

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IaaS provider Peak gains a competitive edge with Brocade

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Cloud-based multichannel transaction service company leverages Brocade solutions to build a dynamic service delivery infrastructure to allow multichannel transactions in real time while reducing operational complexity

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As the existing network aged out, network administrators recognized that it was time to upgrade the infrastructure to support current and more innovative technologies that would move the hos-pital forward on its mission of excellence. Sint Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis sought a faster, high-performance networking partner that could deliver a reliable, scalable solution—with compre-hensive and user-friendly management tools. The hospital found that partner with Brocade.

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With a Brocade network in place, SIPCOM can offer high-capacity, scalable hosted UC services to its growing user base.

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Metro service provider SpringNet upgrades its Brocade network infrastructure to boost capacity, improve services delivery, and generate new revenue streams

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Private school adds robust, high-performance Brocade IP network to support bandwidth-intensive multimedia educational applications, Voice over IP, and wireless network

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Brocade enables leading solar provider to simplify its network infrastructure, improve uptime, reduce power consumption, and better utilize IT staff.

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Leading research institution relies on Brocade to meet increased bandwidth demand from multimedia, research, and mobile applications.

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University of North Texas dramatically improves the efficiency of its technology infrastructure with Dell Compellent storage Center SANs, Brocade 8510 Backbones and Brocade Network Advisor.

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The University of Westminster delivers next-generation educational applications and the latest communication services with its 10 GbE Brocade network.

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Veracity Networks leverages a highly scalable and reliable network from Brocade to increase its high-value commercial customer base while meeting voice, video, and data service demands of residential customers

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West Carolina Tel expands services and increases revenue by delivering premium IPTV service and improves with Brocade and Microsoft solutions.

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Yahoo! JAPAN enables LBaaS in its OpenStack private cloud and optimizes data center scalability with Brocade ADX.

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Service providers are looking for new ways to produce incremental revenue by providing Carrier-Grade Ethernet services, business VPNs, and Internet connectivity. Using a Layer 2 architecture at the very edge of a metro network provides a simple, low-cost solution. One such protocol that offers a solution is MRP. This document explains the operation and benefits of MRP

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Because security is of utmost importance to customers, Brocade products are designed and built through their lifecycle in customer deployments with a layered “defense in depth” approach for securing critical environments and reaching necessary thresholds for compliance with regulatory standards.

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The guiding principles driving a new architecture for the data center include consolidation, virtualization, service-level resource allocation, and policy-based data management. These principles simplify how business exploits its data for competitive advantage in a cost-effective manner—as detailed in this paper.

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The Oracle Exadata Storage Server and the Sun Oracle Database Machine, working in conjunction with Oracle’s StorageTek tape library products, provide fast backup, restore and recovery.

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Adaptive Rate Limiting on the Brocade® 7800 Extension Switch and Brocade FX8-24 Extension Blade for the Brocade DCX® 8510 and DCX Backbones enables efficient and cost-effective sharing of WAN bandwidth for FCIP storage and non-storage applications. This paper details the operation and advantages of Brocade Adaptive Rate Limiting in shared WAN bandwidth environments.

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Today’s organizations strive to increase the efficiency of their resources, assets and people - anytime, anywhere. Use Brocade Mobility WLAN access points with Ekahau RTLS to track and manage assets, staff and visitors with Wi-Fi tags, VoWiFi phones, laptop computers, PDAs, Smartphones with sub room-, room-, floor- and building-level accuracy.

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Highlights a Brocade-EMC solution with EMC CLARiiON, EMC Atmos, Brocade Fibre Channel (FC) switches, Brocade FC HBAs, and Brocade IP networking switches as the ideal platform for Microsoft SharePoint applications running on a Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization framework.

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Discusses the integration of the Brocade DCX Backbone into existing Brocade Fabric OS SAN infrastructures.

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Details how for medium- to large-sized enterprise data centers, adoption of fabric-based encryption often proves to be a more affordable option than LTO-4 tape drive-based encryption based on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

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Next-generation networks require an overall architecture evolving to accommodate new technologies that support the growing numbers of users, applications, and services. IPv6 is designed to be more robust, dramatically increase the pool of global IP addresses, simplify network administration, resolve security and mobility issues, and improve Quality of Service (QoS).

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This document describes the usage of the Command Line Interface (CLI) Configuration Manager feature in various modules of the Brocade Network Advisor application and the advantages of using the CLI Configuration Manager feature over the device CLI usage.

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This paper discusses how installing Brocade Network Advisor on a pair of Microsoft Cluster Service nodes provides automatic failover of management services in case of server failure. With High Availability, network management tasks can continue with minimal interruption.

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The pipelining and optimization technologies on the Brocade extension platforms improve throughput and mitigate the negative effects of latency when transporting storage traffic over distance. This paper details the operation and advantages of these technologies in extended RDR and tape applications.

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This document is intended for data center networking and server architects. It describes the technical architecture of Brocade® Virtual Cluster Switching (VCS™), also referred to as VCS technology in this document, and explains how the control, data, and management planes function, and how a VCS Ethernet fabric operates. It also provides a comparison of the VCS Ethernet Fabric with the emerging IEEE Transparent Interconnect of Lots of Links, or TRILL standard.

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The configuration data handled by Brocade Network Advisor is critical to network integrity and performance and must be protected from user error or intentional misuse. This paper describes how to apply the security features available in Brocade Network Advisor version 12.0.x

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Discusses joint implementation of Brocade ServerIron application delivery switches with IBM WebSphere SIP servers. It provides guidelines for installations and step-by-step instructions for configuring Brocade ServerIron switches for load balancing of SIP servers.

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Brocade Network Advisor logs events and alerts generated by managed devices and the management server and presents them through the master log and various other views. Event action policies and actions, combined with other monitoring tools in Brocade Network Advisor, help you provide proactive monitoring and effective diagnostics for the managed network.

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An overview of the Brocade product portfolio enabling real-time services and providing the underlying infrastructure to deliver on the promise of Unified Capabilities. Brocade is committed to evolving the network with the DoD mission to ensure that the vision of a unified battlefield is a reality.

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This Solution Brief describes and illustrates scenarios that demonstrate how Brocade fabrics can be connected to remote data centers through Ciena optical networking systems.

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This document is one of a series examining the challenges, the opportunities, and the realities of how technological innovation is affecting the global education community

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FCIP Trunking is one of the advanced features of the Brocade extension platforms, enabling bandwidth aggregation and lossless failover for increased resiliency over IP WANs. This paper details the operation and advantages of this technology in extended storage applications.

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This document examines five questions that K-12 school districts can ask to determine if their infrastructure will support their school’s needs three to five years from now.

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The rapid adoption of server virtualization is changing the requirements for data center infrastructure capabilities and design. Virtualization concentrates business processes and data to a smaller group of physical resources, as a result, businesses need to ensure that the data generated in this virtual server environment is properly protected.

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Recently, there has been an increasing interest in deploying IPTV services among telecom operators who provide broadband access services to residential subscribers. This paper details the Brocade solution for delivering IPTV service in telco networks.

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This document is a guide to configuring Microsoft® Hyper-V using NPIV with a Brocade® Fibre Channel to PCIe Host Bus Adapter (HBA). It will help you understand what you need to consider before deploying this solution and how to implement and diagnose NPIV with Hyper-V. It is designed for Windows System Administrators and Storage Administrators. A basic understanding of how to use Windows, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Fibre Channel (FC) storage, and zoning is assumed.

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HP StorageWorks Secure Key Manager with Brocade Encryption Solutions

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The IBM® System x® Private Cloud Offering provides solutions that are part of the Microsoft® Fast Track for Hyper-V program. This program has requirements for systems management, virtualized management, and fault tolerance through the use of the System Center management platform, clustering, and redundancy in the network and storage.

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Describes procedures for replacing a Brocade Mi10K Director at the core of a Brocade M-Enterprise (M-EOS) fabric with a Brocade DCX of DCX-4S in Interopmode 2 or 3 and moving the Brocade Mi10K to the edge.

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To realize the full value of an investment in the zEnterprise requires a transformation in the infrastructure supporting your new mainframe. This paper explores a thoughtfully planned and managed transition from a mixed ESCON and FICON infrastructure to a pure FICON infrastructure, enabling a smarter, centralized, cloud-optimized data center for the future.

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This white paper provides a blueprint for a virtualized datacenter architecture based on Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and an Ethernet fabric enabled by Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching™ technology. The solution reduces management complexity, provides more efficient use of network resources, and enables easier migration of virtual machines from one physical server to another.

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Brocade Network Advisor continues Brocade leadership in network management with a unified SAN/IP network management software platform. It integrates the SAN management capabilities of Brocade Data Center Fabric Manager (DCFM) and the IP network management capabilities of Brocade IronView Network Manager (INM)

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Enterprise users can save millions of dollars in energy costs when they migrate their legacy data centers to the world-class Brocade Data Center Fabric solution.

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Details the Brocade NetApp key management solution for encrypting data-at-rest using the NetApp LKM Appliance with Brocade encryption devices

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Many services, such as mobile Internet and mobile TV, require high bandwidth, and current backhaul infrastructures are not optimized to handle this traffic. Advanced routers and switches from Brocade enable highly scalable designs for the eventual convergence of voice and data infrastructure that can deliver new multimedia services.

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An overview of Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) and Virtual Leased Line (VLL) and Brocade solutions for deploying them.

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As DoD embarks upon its JIE initiative, Brocade encourages investment in open-based, multi-vendor solutions to support the transformational and cost-effective service delivery required in this budget-challenged era.

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This document provides guidelines and strategies for the migration from the Cisco MDS-based fabric to the high-performance 16-Gbps Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone Family and 8-Gbps Brocade DCX Backbone Director.

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This paper describes how Brocade's CloudPlex architecture enables large-scale deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure: tens of thousands of desktops on a global scale. It identifies the challenges in the data center, campus LAN and wide area networks that need to be considered and reviews how key elements of the CloudPlex architecture including fabrics, open systems and global reach, effectively meet these challenges.

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The Brocade DCX 8510 Backbone with Gen 5 Fibre Channel offers unique optical ICL connectivity, enabling massive fabric scalability while simplifying network topologies.

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Many services, such as mobile Internet and mobile TV, require high bandwidth, and current backhaul infrastructures are not optimized to handle this traffic. Advanced routers and switches from Brocade enable highly scalable designs for the eventual convergence of voice and data infrastructure that can deliver new multimedia services.

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Brocade encryption solutions with the Thales Encryption Manager for Storage combine to protect data stored on disk and tape. Thales and Brocade have qualified products to deliver a seamless solution for data-at-rest encryption.

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Brocade switches with Gen 5 Fibre Channel unleash the full potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next-generation storage, doubling the data throughput of 8 Gbps links, enabling organizations to fully leverage existing and new IT investments.

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Terms that define Ethernet ports, such as 10GBASE-SR, often have two meanings—one from the standard and one from the industry. This paper explains the industry nomenclature of the most common types of Ethernet ports.

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The world’s leading research institutions rely on Brocade to drive the innovation and high performance that is needed to solve some of the world’s biggest issues.

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Describes scenarios that demonstrate how to leverage the Brocade DCX Backbone with other Brocade products to meet three challenges of virtual server environments: scalability, performance, and manageability.

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Describes and illustrates scenarios that demonstrate how the Brocade DCX Backbone platform can be added non-disruptively into the core of existing SANs and new data center fabrics.

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Virtual Fibre Channel for Hyper-V, a new technology available in Microsoft Windows Server 2012, allows direct access to Fibre Channel (FC) shared storage by multiple guest virtual machine (VM) partitions.

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Advanced routers and switches from Brocade enable highly scalable designs for the eventual convergence of voice and data infrastructure that can deliver new multimedia services.

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Addendum to the Brocade FastIron SuperX Family Data Sheet: additional RFC Support

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The Call Home event notification capability allows a user to configure DCFM to automatically send an e-mail or dial into a Brocade or OEM support center to report system problems.

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6520 WEEE Recycling Instructions

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Presents an overview of the 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet standards (recently adopted by the IEEE), technologies, and applications in service provider, data center, and enterprise networks.

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This paper explores the architectural advantages of the Brocade 48000 and ways that IT organizations can leverage its performance capabilities, modular flexibility, and “five-nines” reliability.

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Describes the internal architecture of the Brocade DCX Backbone and explains how best to leverage its industry-leading performance and blade flexibility to meet business requirements.

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Ethernet fabric architectures built on Brocade VCS Fabric technology simplifies network architecture and management and features for supporting future “software-defined” networks, as well as a cost-effective point of entry that enables the transition to mission-critical networks in cloud data centers.

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Brocade VCS Logical Chassis provides a single point of management for fabric-wide configuration, software maintenance, and troubleshooting. Network services become even faster to deploy and simpler to manage, even as the network is scaled out.

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Brocade has made cloud-optimized networking a major part of its overall market strategy with the ServerIron ADX series of application delivery controllers. By accepted industry standards, this product set has traditionally offered excellent scalability and reliability. With the recent software release, the company's goal is to give cloud providers greater application control, customization, and scalability for the services they create.

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This paper delves into the experiences of 30 IT managers who relocated their data centers, analyzing the primary drivers, issues, strategies, and lessons learned.

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The results of a benchmarking study performed in Brocade test labs demonstrate that SQL Server can be deployed on VMware ESX Server 3.5 for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) applications in very favorable server consolidation ratios to meet corporate IT business requirements.

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Today’s mobile workers expect anywhere, anytime, any device access. To help organizations overcome these challenges, Brocade is partnering with Aruba Networks to combine two innovative architectures and deliver optimized, secure, and effortless mobility.

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Today’s mobile workers expect anywhere, anytime, any device access. Brocade and Aruba Networks are partnering to combine Brocade HyperEdge Architecture with Aruba MOVE architecture and Suite B-certified ClearPass security, offering organizations an unparalleled mobility solution.

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Data warehouse reference configurations by Oracle, Sun, and Brocade combine off-the-shelf industry standard components such as Oracle Database with Sun StorageTek arrays, Sun Fire servers, Sun SPARC Enterprise servers using Solaris™ 10 OS, and the Brocade data center product family.

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Brocade and SAP jointly present how modern application and network technologies could be combined to form productive SAP business application landscapes, which perform well and securely when used globally.

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This paper describes the basics of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and how Brocade FCoE solutions provide greater choice in modern data centers.

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The Brocade NetIron MLX Series of routers is the industry’s most powerful suite of IPv4/IPv6/MPLS/Multi-VRF switching routers. Its robust system architecture, versatile feature set, and choice of form factors makes it capable of scaling from the edge to the core.

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Although both sFlow and NetFlow enjoy widespread industry adoption, sFlow is the better technology for traffic monitoring.

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SNA over IP solutions have evolved over the last decade and a half to provide a variety of solution options. The optimal solution depends upon the application environment and the evolution of legacy equipment in those environments.

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SDN introduces new opportunities to centralize network services more rapidly, but also new forms of complexity. Brocade VCS Fabric technology provides unique automation capabilities and resilience in the physical fabric, as well as integration and hardware support for leading SDN solutions.

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Brocade VCS Fabric technology radically simplifies the configuration, management, and ongoing operation of network infrastructures. Administrators can deploy and expand highly automated, reliable, efficient Brocade VCS fabrics at least five times faster than other fabrics in the market.

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In order to truly align the enterprise infrastructure strategy with business requirements, organizations must be free to choose the solutions that best meet their unique needs and based upon open standards, not proprietary, closed systems.

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Brocade Network Subscription is a new acquisition model aimed at today’s environment of economic and technological uncertainty.

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Software-based networking is the most effective way to deploy critical networking tasks while meeting the fundamental business requirements of a cloud.

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This paper describes how Brocade Ethernet, storage, and converged networking solutions help forward-thinking organizations build strategic data centers that continue to leverage existing network infrastructure.

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This paper describes the key factors that organizations need to consider in order to build the right backup and recovery infrastructure for their needs.

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The Brocade DCX Backbone provides industry-leading performance, scalability, and investment protection, unleashing the full capabilities of IBM System z, especially IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) solutions

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Brocade VCS capabilities enable a small two-switch Top-of-Rack (ToR) deployment and expansion to a large virtualization-optimized Ethernet fabrics, as well as manage these networks as a single logic entity. Furthermore, Brocade VCS-based Ethernet fabrics are convergence ready, enabling one network for storage—Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, NAS—and IP data traffic.

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The Brocade DCX Backbone provides industry-leading performance, scalability, and investment protection, unleashing the full capabilities of IBM System z, especially IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) solutions.

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NetApp unified storage can provide enhanced storage performance, storage efficiency, and storage manageability for VDI deployments on Microsoft® Windows®Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V™.

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Brocade’s ServerIron ADX with Application Resource Broker (ARB) automates on-demand resource provisioning with visibility into application traffic and load level. To demonstrate the on-demand computing services provided by ARB, Brocade, SAP, and VMware have jointly defined a virtualized application reference architecture for the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform that closely models the customer deployment environment.

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The transition from the IPv4 protocol to the IPv6 protocol represents a significant challenge to service providers, hosting services, and other companies. They must find ways to accommodate end users and Customer-Premises Equipment (CPE) devices that may be using either protocol. This white paper examines four transition technologies. Brocade is offering its customers a transition path to the new wave of Internet technologies while continuing to utilize customers’ existing infrastructure.

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This paper provides an overview of SDN, its expected role in cloud-optimized networks, and how Brocade is implementing SDN vertically and across its portfolio to provide users with a truly open cloud-optimized network, built on a resilient, automated fabric foundation.

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This paper explains why FICON technology is a reliable, cost-effective choice for IT organizations seeking to bring disaster recovery infrastructure in-house

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This paper explains the various technologies, products, and methodologies used in data migration projects, as well as the value of Brocade Global Services expertise.

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Desktop virtualization solutions enable businesses to transform Windows desktops, apps and data into cloud-like services, accessible on any device, anywhere. Businesses can increase profitability, drive down costs, reduce risk and improve worker productivity by delivering desktops as a managed service. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform with Brocade fabrics create a more flexible and secure business VDI infrastructure, enabling businesses to quickly respond to changing business needs.

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As Microsoft’s largest OEM Partner, HP offers a complete portfolio of complementary technology and services to help customers get the most out of their MOSS solutions.

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Discussion of Brocade’s new acquisition option for IT buyers seeking to add network capacity through a monthly, fee-based service option.

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The Brocade MLXe multiservice IP/MPLS routers, part of the Brocade One network architecture, reflect the Brocade imperative of unmatched simplicity, optimized applications, non-stop networking, and investment protection in delivering customer solutions.

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The Provider Backbone Bridges standard, IEEE 802.1ah, was developed to address the limitations of the Provider Bridges standard, IEEE 802.1ad, and to add additional capabilities sought by service providers.

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Enabling automatic migration of port profiles under Microsoft Hyper-V with Brocade Virtual Cluster Switching technology

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As cloud environments become the norm, network segmentation is a critical consideration. Brocade VCS Fabric technology provides a variety of means for supporting multitenancy in cloud environments, including hypervisor-based Layer 3 approaches and an innovative native Layer 2 solution.

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This paper explores the various approaches Brocade is taking toward heterogeneous fabric connectivity following its acquisition of McDATA.

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A professional security analysis by Digital Resources Group (DRG) demonstrating how Brocade encryption solutions help companies secure cardholder data and comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

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Brocade VDX switches with Brocade VCS Fabric technology provide an automated, efficient, scale-out network architecture optimized for today’s scale-out storage and compute environments.

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Describes Zoning, a security feature in SAN fabrics, and Zoning best practices to easily secure host and storage in a Brocade fabric

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Software-based networking solutions that are optimized for virtual environments promise sophisticated, multitiered networks within and between virtual environments. This white paper examines the use of network segmentation in highly virtualized environments.

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Setting a New Standard for Network Efficiency with VCS Fabric Multilayer, Multipathing Capabilities.

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This paper describes how Brocade Adaptive Networking Services help simplify fabric management by dynamically adjusting bandwidth and fabric resources to meet application service levels.

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Highlights the value of highly available and scalable application switching and details the specialized capabilities required in the application switches for deployment in a SIP service infrastructure for maximum benefit.

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Dynamic orchestration and provisioning of campus network resources using Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

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To maximize the benefits of network connectivity in a virtualized server environment, Brocade works seamlessly with Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (MSCVMM) to deliver high performance, high availability, security, energy efficiency, and streamlined management end to end.

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As cloud-based services become more prevalent, scalable multitenant network environments become more imperative. The multitenant data center network architecture from Brocade provides a smooth and scalable cloud deployment that simplifies management and orchestration.

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The Effortless Network, enabled by HyperEdge Architecture, seamlessly integrates new innovations with legacy technologies, improving network flexibility and reducing management complexity, application deployment time, and operational costs.

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The whitepaper documents the landscape changes that will shape the ADC in the near future, including assessing the viability and value preposition of solutions that support open tool capabilities to ensure consistent and predictable application service outcomes.

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Compared with Fibre Channel (FC), which is by nature a lossless SAN protocol, Traditional Ethernet-based iSCSI has intrinsic faults that drop packets or cause catastrophic data loss. Unlike FC, Ethernet is a "best effort" delivery medium, depending on higher-layer protocols, such as TCP, error detection and recovery.

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New features in Brocade Fabric OS 7.0 help increase SAN security in enterprise environments to better protect sensitive data.

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Federal agencies could save billions of dollars annually by moving from single-supplier to modern, multivendor networks. Based on primary research conducted by Gartner and MeriTalk, Brocade can demonstrate how the federal government could save an estimated $5 billion over five years.

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Brocade software-based networking and security solutions enable programmable networking without changes to network or security configurations, ensuring a smooth transition to the flexible, agile SDN networks of the future, so that enterprises can build toward an SDN environment today.

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In the rush to implement virtualization, many IT managers are leaving their network vulnerable to attack, needlessly complicating their disaster recovery plan, and double-spending on network infrastructure.

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This document explains how to implement and configure Brocade ADX load balancer with EMC Atmos storage. It is intended to walk the reader through the architecture, data flow, and reference architecture for online file sharing with EMC Syncplicity.

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This paper shows how the VMware Infrastructure Platform can be deployed in a Fibre Channel-based shared storage environment and how support for NPIV enables critical fabric services to be extended to Virtual Machines in the data center.

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The ability to transport Ethernet over different transport technologies raises the exciting proposition of Ethernet services not only in campus or metro networks but also at a global level.

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This paper explores both the technical and business reasons for implementing a switched FICON architecture instead of a direct-attached storage FICON architecture.