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Brocade and Sugon bring new converged networking innovations to China

Nurdianah Md Nur | June 25, 2015
The partnership will empower customers to build programmable networks easily at a lower cost.

Brocade has partnered Dawning Information Industry Co Ltd (Sugon) in a bid to meet the growing demand in the data centre and virtualisation market in China.

Through the collaboration, Sugon will integrate Brocade VDX 6740 Switches -- which feature the VCS Fabric technology -- with its TC6600 blade server product line. The embedded switch module in the TC6600 will be named VDX 2741, and is capable of supporting 10 and 40 GbE requirements for cloud computing, Big Data analysis, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), as well as supporting 16 Gbps Fibre Channel requirements for the deployment of high-performance data center networking solutions.

According to the joint press release, Brocade's VCS Fabric technology accelerates application deployment and enables faster Virtual Machine (VM) migrations through zero-touch VM discovery, VM mobility, and VM port configuration migration. The technology thus enables Sugon TC6600 customers to manage dozens of switches as a single logical device, reducing operational costs. Since the new switches automatically provision themselves when connected to the fabric, customers could also save time on installation.   

Customers that would benefit from the integrated solutions would be those that need to deliver capacity and resources that scale with flexible and open network infrastructures, said Eric Yu, vice president for Greater China, Brocade. Such customers would most likely be in the banking and finance, telecommunications and service provider, education, and public sectors.

The VDX 2741 embedded switch will come equipped with up to 44 10 GbE ports and 4 40 GbE ports (28×10 GbE internal ports, 16×10 GbE SFP+ ports, and 4×40 GbE QSFP ports external) in a 1U form factor. Through the use of a breakout cable, each 40 GbE QSFP port can be split into four 10 GbE ports.


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