PHOTO - Gina Tan, regional director, Southeast Asia, Brocade.
Networking solutions provider Brocade's fabric technology and data centre switch has won two Products of the Year 2011 awards from TechTarget's Data Centre and Virtualisation Media group.
Brocade regional director, Southeast Asia, Gina Tan, said on 25 January 2012 that Brocade VCS Fabric Technology won Gold in the hardware for virtualisation category by TechTarget's SearchServerVirtualization.com, and Brocade VDX 6720 Data Centre Switch won Silver in the Computing Hardware Category by SearchDataCenter.com.
Tan said the Brocade VCS Fabric technology was a foundational element to building Ethernet fabrics and revolutionised the design of Layer 2 networks for cloud-optimised data centre deployments. "This technology provides advanced Ethernet fabric capabilities, including virtual machine (VM) awareness and network automation, enabling organisations to transition smoothly to highly virtualised and cloud-based environments."
"The Brocade VDX 6720 delivers innovative technology to enhance and simplify networks, offering a rich set of Layer 2 features," she said. "The high-performance, ultra-low latency, wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed port switch can be used as a classic Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch and can also be easily deployed in Brocade VCS Ethernet fabric mode with an additional software licence."
"Brocade's product stands out because it knows where each virtual machine is and what exactly is attached to the fabric in a virtual infrastructure," said SearchStorage Virtualization.com judges in a statement. "These capabilities come in handy when trying to secure a fabric to support only VMs (virtual machines), for example. Another benefit of the product is that it works with VMware vCenter, so it can tell automatically what's connected, instead of having to learn it over time."
"More than 300 customers have already deployed our Ethernet fabric solutions and are a testament to the simplicity, resilience and zero-touch VM manageability of our Brocade VDX data centre switches and VCS Fabric technology," said Brocade vice president and chief marketing officer, John McHugh. "The rapid adoption of this Brocade innovation and recognition such as these awards, leads us to believe that we will more than double the number of data centres that are running our Ethernet fabric solutions over the next year."
The SearchServerVirtualization.com and SearchDataCenter.com 2011 Products of the Year award winners were selected from a pool of products announced and shipped between 1 November 2010, and 1 November 2011. Nominations were submitted by vendors and users, and then evaluated by the respective publication's editorial staff.
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