iPad 3 to improve traffic, stressing networks and BYOD policies : Brocade survey

Telecom Lead America: Even before its official launch,
iPad 3 created much hype around its data consumption capabilities. More than 30
percent of IT decision makers expect that traffic on their networks will
increase as a direct result of the iPad 3, according to a Brocade survey.


Brocade revealed the results of a survey of 120 IT
decision-makers, many of whom expect iPad 3 and other mobile devices to directly
impact their campus LANs.


Almost 40 percent of respondents indicated that employees
use mobile devices to access their campus LANs regardless of an official
Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy.


65 percent of survey respondents said they have invested
in campus LANs since 2009 to address tablet and smartphone usage.


60 percent of the respondents said their organization
relies on networking solutions from multiple vendors to achieve their goals.


of whether companies have official BYOD policies, mobile device proliferation
signifies the potential for a dramatic rise in campus LAN traffic in the years
to come.


In order to address increasing LAN traffic and other IT
advancements that will impact the performance of campus LANs, Brocade unveiled
its vision for The Effortless Network.


This vision is based on the new Brocade HyperEdge
technology, which is designed to deliver new levels of automation and
simplification of the campus LAN lifecycle — with significant cost savings and
investment protection. Brocade also introduced two additions to
the Brocade ICX switch family to support the company’s advancements
in campus LAN technology.


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