The Brocade Data Center Fabric
Source: Sun Microsystems
As today's IT organizations face an increasing number of internal and external business requirements, they must ensure that their data centers become a strategic asset for their continued growth and expansion. Pressures to reduce cost and improve agility in an atmosphere of unprecedented data growth - combined with accelerated adoption of server virtualization - are driving the transformation of enterprise data centers. At the center of this transformation is an underlying need to consolidate, evolve, and automate the data center infrastructure. This paper describes the key issues facing IT organizations today and explains how the Brocade Data Center Fabric (DCF) provides an architectural foundation and evolutionary strategy for transforming today's IT infrastructures into next-generation data centers with reduced cost, increased flexibility, and minimized risk.