Brocade Communications Systems

Displaying 1-18 of 18 results

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Ethernet Fabrics: The Foundation of Datacenter Network Automation and Business Agility

    Datacenter automation can deliver numerous benefits, including increased operational efficiency, business agility, faster time to opportunity and time to value, and lower operational expenditures. Various IT constituencies — application, compute/virtualization, storage — have invested in automation tools and technologies to achieve those results, and now networking professionals are joining their...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Why Your Next Datacenter Network Will Likely Be a Fabric

    The use of Ethernet fabrics as the foundation for next-generation datacenter networking has garnered much industry attention over the past year. This isn't surprising given the strong potential role that Ethernet fabrics can play as a key enabler for next-generation datacenters. Driven by advanced virtualization, the datacenter of the future...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization: Addressing Server Virtualization Challenges With Brocade Converged Network Adapters (CNAS)

    Data centers continue to grow as digital assets increase and more applications are deployed. Organizations expect agile application deployment - in minutes, not months - to keep their competitive edge as markets and competitors become global in scale. At the same time, data center resources such as rack space, power,...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Applications of Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Convergence in the Next-Generation Data Center

    This paper focuses on the architectural requirements for data center networks that support virtualization and cloud computing. The intended audience is architects and designers planning large-scale data center virtualization and a phased rollout of private cloud computing. Such a plan starts with products and features that are production ready today...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Designing Next-Generation SANs With Brocade 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel Solutions

    The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) has officially supported the 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel initiative and major switch, router, Host Bus Adapter (HBA), and storage vendors are now offering 4 Gbit/sec products in all key market segments. Brocade was the first vendor to release 4 Gbit/sec Storage Area Network (SAN)...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Achieving Pervasive Mobility Through Integrated Campus Networking

    Wireless technology is transforming businesses everywhere. Discover how leading organizations are implementing integrated campus network infrastructures to provide wired and wireless connectivity and unified communications?paving the way for new business applications and greater productivity.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Case For Next-Generation Wireless LANs: Faster Connections and more Applications and Users

    Until very recently, there were legitimate concerns about deploying wireless technology. Not anymore. Discover how the 802.11n standard makes the case for Wireless LAN becoming an integral part of the modern enterprise by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking

    Many organizations are looking to reap the benefits of the new 802.11n standard, but what is the best way to deploy wireless technology while minimizing costs? Learn why understanding the "Three Cs"?context, coverage, and capacity?is critical for choosing an optimal network implementation strategy.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Cutting the Cord: Leveraging 802.11n Wireless LAN to Enhance Client Access and Productivity

    The days of conventional wired LANs are waning. The new 802.11n Wireless LAN(WLAN) standard now makes meeting ever-increasing mobile user demands a reality. This Webcast explores the hot topics facing WLAN architects and offers solutions for enterprise-wide deployment, configuration, and security.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Going "Green" With Brocade Extraordinary Networks

    As today's IT organizations face the critical challenges of continued data growth and limited data center energy resources, they are turning to more energy-efficient devices to help them reduce their power usage and overall storage costs. Today, Brocade is designing highly efficient networking infrastructure solutions and participating in key industry...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Fiber Channel Over Ethernet: Enabling Server I/O Consolidation

    The development of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) opens the door to the real possibility of transporting more than one I/O traffic flow over a Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), also called a Data Center Bridging (DCB), link. Moving Storage Area Network (SAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) traffic onto a...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Benchmarking Microsoft SQL Server Using VMware ESX Server 3.5

    This paper presents the results of a benchmarking study, in which Brocade used an industry-standard online Transaction Processing Benchmark (TPC-C) in an ESX Server cluster to determine if ESX Server version 3.5 could run 10 simultaneously active VMs running SQL Server with a significant workload on a single ESX Server...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Data Center Fabric: Native Fabric Connectivity for Today's SANs Center Fabric Technology

    Brocade is committed to providing native fabric compatibility throughout its integrated family of Storage Area Network (SAN) platforms. This means that SAN users can expand their existing SANs and build new SANs in the most seamless, efficient, and supportable manner possible. Brocade native connectivity is a key component of the...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    11 things to consider for File Virtualization

    As organizations struggle to cope with the exponential growth of data, especially in the unstructured and decentralized file space, the urgency to gain better control, visibility and transparency of file data also grows.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Data Management Challenges in the Internet Computing Era

    Data Is Changing - and Growing Disruptive Changes in Data Creation and Usage are Driving Explosive Growth

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Effective File Management: Enabling Business Continuity for Business-Critical Files

    The continued expansion of file-based, business-critical information within extended enterprises will have a dramatic impact on a wide range of industries and geographies in the next five years. Effective file management in the datacenter and across geographically dispersed locations will become the primary challenge for many IT administrators in corporate...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Providing Cost-Effective Data Availability and Protection in Distributed Enterprises

    Changes in business conditions, corporate objectives, technology infrastructures, and the quality of business applications have combined to significantly increase the requirements for data protection. Unfortunately, traditional data replication solutions have not kept up to adequately match IT organizations' current business priorities?including simplified management, centralized control, policy-driven execution, and prioritization for...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Simplifying Enterprise File Management

    With valuable corporate data increasingly distributed throughout enterprises, today's IT organizations face many barriers to efficient, cost-effective file management. However, these organizations can significantly simplify file management?including consolidation and migration?by deploying innovative file services solutions as part of a reliable File Area Network (FAN). This paper describes the key data...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Designing Next-Generation SANs With Brocade 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel Solutions

    The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) has officially supported the 4 Gbit/sec Fibre Channel initiative and major switch, router, Host Bus Adapter (HBA), and storage vendors are now offering 4 Gbit/sec products in all key market segments. Brocade was the first vendor to release 4 Gbit/sec Storage Area Network (SAN)...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Applications of Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Convergence in the Next-Generation Data Center

    This paper focuses on the architectural requirements for data center networks that support virtualization and cloud computing. The intended audience is architects and designers planning large-scale data center virtualization and a phased rollout of private cloud computing. Such a plan starts with products and features that are production ready today...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Server Virtualization: Addressing Server Virtualization Challenges With Brocade Converged Network Adapters (CNAS)

    Data centers continue to grow as digital assets increase and more applications are deployed. Organizations expect agile application deployment - in minutes, not months - to keep their competitive edge as markets and competitors become global in scale. At the same time, data center resources such as rack space, power,...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Why Your Next Datacenter Network Will Likely Be a Fabric

    The use of Ethernet fabrics as the foundation for next-generation datacenter networking has garnered much industry attention over the past year. This isn't surprising given the strong potential role that Ethernet fabrics can play as a key enabler for next-generation datacenters. Driven by advanced virtualization, the datacenter of the future...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Ethernet Fabrics: The Foundation of Datacenter Network Automation and Business Agility

    Datacenter automation can deliver numerous benefits, including increased operational efficiency, business agility, faster time to opportunity and time to value, and lower operational expenditures. Various IT constituencies — application, compute/virtualization, storage — have invested in automation tools and technologies to achieve those results, and now networking professionals are joining their...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Achieving Pervasive Mobility Through Integrated Campus Networking

    Wireless technology is transforming businesses everywhere. Discover how leading organizations are implementing integrated campus network infrastructures to provide wired and wireless connectivity and unified communications?paving the way for new business applications and greater productivity.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Case For Next-Generation Wireless LANs: Faster Connections and more Applications and Users

    Until very recently, there were legitimate concerns about deploying wireless technology. Not anymore. Discover how the 802.11n standard makes the case for Wireless LAN becoming an integral part of the modern enterprise by combining the mobility of wireless with the performance of wired networks.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Deployment Strategies for 802.11n: Key Considerations for the Next Generation of Wireless Networking

    Many organizations are looking to reap the benefits of the new 802.11n standard, but what is the best way to deploy wireless technology while minimizing costs? Learn why understanding the "Three Cs"?context, coverage, and capacity?is critical for choosing an optimal network implementation strategy.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Cutting the Cord: Leveraging 802.11n Wireless LAN to Enhance Client Access and Productivity

    The days of conventional wired LANs are waning. The new 802.11n Wireless LAN(WLAN) standard now makes meeting ever-increasing mobile user demands a reality. This Webcast explores the hot topics facing WLAN architects and offers solutions for enterprise-wide deployment, configuration, and security.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    11 things to consider for File Virtualization

    As organizations struggle to cope with the exponential growth of data, especially in the unstructured and decentralized file space, the urgency to gain better control, visibility and transparency of file data also grows.

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Data Management Challenges in the Internet Computing Era

    Data Is Changing - and Growing Disruptive Changes in Data Creation and Usage are Driving Explosive Growth

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Effective File Management: Enabling Business Continuity for Business-Critical Files

    The continued expansion of file-based, business-critical information within extended enterprises will have a dramatic impact on a wide range of industries and geographies in the next five years. Effective file management in the datacenter and across geographically dispersed locations will become the primary challenge for many IT administrators in corporate...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Providing Cost-Effective Data Availability and Protection in Distributed Enterprises

    Changes in business conditions, corporate objectives, technology infrastructures, and the quality of business applications have combined to significantly increase the requirements for data protection. Unfortunately, traditional data replication solutions have not kept up to adequately match IT organizations' current business priorities?including simplified management, centralized control, policy-driven execution, and prioritization for...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Simplifying Enterprise File Management

    With valuable corporate data increasingly distributed throughout enterprises, today's IT organizations face many barriers to efficient, cost-effective file management. However, these organizations can significantly simplify file management?including consolidation and migration?by deploying innovative file services solutions as part of a reliable File Area Network (FAN). This paper describes the key data...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Data Center Fabric: Native Fabric Connectivity for Today's SANs Center Fabric Technology

    Brocade is committed to providing native fabric compatibility throughout its integrated family of Storage Area Network (SAN) platforms. This means that SAN users can expand their existing SANs and build new SANs in the most seamless, efficient, and supportable manner possible. Brocade native connectivity is a key component of the...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Benchmarking Microsoft SQL Server Using VMware ESX Server 3.5

    This paper presents the results of a benchmarking study, in which Brocade used an industry-standard online Transaction Processing Benchmark (TPC-C) in an ESX Server cluster to determine if ESX Server version 3.5 could run 10 simultaneously active VMs running SQL Server with a significant workload on a single ESX Server...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Fiber Channel Over Ethernet: Enabling Server I/O Consolidation

    The development of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) opens the door to the real possibility of transporting more than one I/O traffic flow over a Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), also called a Data Center Bridging (DCB), link. Moving Storage Area Network (SAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) traffic onto a...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Going "Green" With Brocade Extraordinary Networks

    As today's IT organizations face the critical challenges of continued data growth and limited data center energy resources, they are turning to more energy-efficient devices to help them reduce their power usage and overall storage costs. Today, Brocade is designing highly efficient networking infrastructure solutions and participating in key industry...

    Provided By Brocade Communications Systems