Brocade unveils The Effortless Network simplifying campus LAN lifecycle

Telecom Lead India: Brocade announced the introduction of
The Effortless Network, its new vision. Based on Brocade HyperEdge technology,
it is designed to deliver new levels of automation and simplification of the
campus LAN lifecycle.

The new vision offers significant cost savings and
investment protection to customers. Brocade has also introduced two additions
to the Brocade ICX switch family to support the company’s advancements in
campus LAN technology.

A Brocade press release said HyperEdge technology
promises to enhance a range of campus LAN-based applications, such as unified
communications (UC) and security, while paving the way for emerging
applications such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) enterprise mobility, rich
video and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

HyperEdge technology will also have applicability across
enterprise customer environments, such as education and healthcare, which rely
on campus LANs to perform business operations.

“The bedrock of our business model is service; it’s
what sets us apart in this market. Our biggest challenge is that we’re open
24/7/365 and we need incredible uptime and reliability. In addition, we need to
own and run our equipment longer. We chose Brocade because they have the speed
and reliability and they provide what we need at the best price. This creates
the best value for me. I like that with the single-point IP technology I don’t
have to go out to each switch individually for every change I make,” said
Rob Willis, vice president IT, M Resort.

“Our customers are incredibly important to us and
they need their networks to be reliable, flexible and easy to manage. Brocade
offers all of this at the best price/performance value, and with this
announcement, they have definitely taken the lead on innovation in the campus
LAN market,” said Dave Norwood, president, Trusted Network Solutions.

HyperEdge technology will be available on the stackable
switch portfolio, including the Brocade ICX and Brocade FCX switch families,
through a simple software upgrade when it becomes available next year.

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