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Brocade To Focus On SDN, MD Reveals


Brocade Communications Systems, a leading provider of data and storage networking solutions, is going to shift its focus towards software-defined networking (SDN) enabling technologies, according to the company’s managing director.

Gary Denman has revealed that he is attempting to expand the company's software channel through SDN in a traditionally hardware-based business. Having been with the firm for just four months, Denman has signalled his intention to push Brocade into the increasingly popular SDN market – it follows release of the Vyatta SDN controller recently, which is at the heart of its open source SDN strategy.

The Vyatta controller is designed to accelerate the adoption of SDN and Network Functions Virtualization. Along with the Vyatta platform, this gives organisations a reliable solution to develop and source applications.

Speaking to ARN, Denman said it is "an evolutionary approach". He added: "In the two to three months we have seen a rapid increase in the seriousness that people are taking around understanding the suitability the technology to their needs."

The Brocade MD went on to explain how Brocade will position itself in the SDN space: "The data centre is really where this technology is going to be adopted and therefore you have two classifications right now. You have the data centre or cloud service provider and then you have got the larger enterprises.

"The controller is very much a piece that will give everybody an impetus to move forward… It's absolutely a transition. It's not one or the other it's the two together."

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