Brocade names Yarob Sakhnini as MEMA Regional Director

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 12th, 2014

Brocade has announced the appointment of Yarob Sakhnini as Regional Director for the Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa region.

Brocade exits network adaptor business

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - January 22nd, 2014

Brocade has said it has sold its network adapter business to QLogic to better focus on data centre fabrics and software defined networking.

Brocade predicts 5 top Middle East IT trends for 2014

Marcus Jewell, Vice President, EMEA, Brocade by Marcus Jewell, Vice President, EMEA, Brocade - December 15th, 2013

Marcus Jewell, vice president, EMEA at Brocade looks into his crystal ball to outline the top technology trends that Middle East enterprises should watch out for in 2014:

Brocade: data centre availability is customers’ top concern

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 8th, 2013

Brocade has released survey results which show that their customer’s primary network-specific concern is ‘data centre availability’ driven by virtualisation and mobility, as opposed to ‘network-complexity’.

Brocade launches high-density 10/40 GbE Network Switch

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 25th, 2013

Campus networking solutions vendor Brocade has unveiled its ICX 7750 fixed-port, high density 10/40 GbE switch.

Brocade shifts focus from exhibition to customers

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - October 23rd, 2013

Brocade is using GITEX to meet key customers and clients this year, as opposed to simply proclaiming its presence at the show, the company’s EMEA Vice President, Marcus Jewell, said today.

Cloud and data centre virtualisation uptake hampered by ageing legacy systems, Brocade finds

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - July 9th, 2013

The biggest barrier to adopting these new technologies, Brocade said in a statement, seemed to be having to sustain – at great cost – ageing legacy systems.

Brocade unleashes a data centre barrage

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - May 1st, 2013

Brocade this week extended its data centre networking portfolio with hardware and software enhancements designed to better integrate and align physical and virtual resources. For virtual networking, Brocade rolled out the vRouter virtual router, obtained […]

Brocade releases new platform to simplify campus network design

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 9th, 2013

Brocade today announced the availability of the Brocade HyperEdge Architecture, which automates and simplifies campus network design. The new platform is designed to help organisations create holistic wired and wireless networks to support […]

Brocade launches Fabric Vision SAN solution technology

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - March 25th, 2013

Brocade today announced its new Fabric Vision technology, a hardware and software SAN solution. The company claims that the product maximises uptime, dramatically simplifies SAN deployment and management, and provides unprecedented levels of […]

Brocade appoints new CEO

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 15th, 2013

Brocade’s board of directors on Tuesday announced that it had appointed networking industry veteran Lloyd Carney to be the company’s new CEO, effective immediately. He will also join Brocade’s board of directors, the […]

Brocade, Dell to launch first 16 Gbps fibre channel end-to-end solution

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - November 20th, 2012

Brocade has announced a partnership with Dell in the hope of offering the industry’s first complete, end-to-end 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) solution based on Dell Compellent. The solution includes servers, switches, and […]

Brocade acquires Vyatta

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - November 6th, 2012

Brocade yesterday announced that it will acquire privately held Vyatta in an all-cash transaction. Vyatta is based in Belmont, Calif. and is a networking industry innovator through its software-based network operating system that […]

Brocade helps KACST deliver high-performance connectivity to research agencies

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - October 7th, 2012

  King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the national science agency and laboratory for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has collaborated with Brocade to deliver a state-of-the-art network infrastructure comprised of […]

Brocade unveils new VDX 8770 switch platform

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - September 18th, 2012

  Brocade has announced a its new switching platform, the Brocade VDX 8770 Switch, along with VCS Fabric technology enhancements in the hope of taking data centre network simplicity, efficiency and resiliency to […]

Brocade offers networking support for Windows Server

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - September 10th, 2012

Brocade today announced support for Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Server 2012 server operating system across all product lines, including the company’s Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) and Ethernet fabric solutions. Together with Windows […]

Brocade awarded $112M verdict in A10 dispute

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 8th, 2012

Networking equipment company Brocade Communications Systems said late Monday that a jury in California had found competitor A10 Networks responsible for intellectual property infringement and unfair competition, awarding the company a US$112 million […]

United selects Brocade for data centre networking

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - March 29th, 2012

United Broadcast Facilities, part of the Euro Media Group (EMG), has selected Brocade to deliver it an end-to-end data centre networking solution based on Ethernet fabric technology and its 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) […]

Brocade debuts Effortless Network initiative

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - March 7th, 2012

Brocade this week is looking to simplify the campus edge with two additions to its ICX switch line and plans to more easily mix and match ICX switches in and between stacks. The […]

Brocade takes on Cisco in the campus

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - November 14th, 2011

Brocade Networks  has unveiled switches for the enterprise campus designed to help users to affordably scale their networks. The Ethernet switches are intended to attract customers looking for increased price/performance at lower cost. […]

Brocade once again for sale?

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 31st, 2011

Two years after attempting to find a suitable buyer, storage switch and router maker Brocade Communications may again be looking to sell itself to the highest bidder. According to the Wall Street Journal […]

Brocade on sale again?

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 30th, 2011

Two years after attempting to find a suitable buyer, storage switch and router maker Brocade Communications may again be looking to sell itself to the highest bidder. According to the Wall Street Journal […]

Brocade to exhibit cloud-optimised networking solutions at GITEX Cloud Confex 2011

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - October 4th, 2011

Brocade has announced that it will be exhibiting at GITEX Cloud Confex and showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for cloud-optimised networks.  Cloud Confex will take place between 9-11 October 2011 at Sheikh […]

Brocade to showcase cloud-optimised networking solutions

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - September 26th, 2011

Brocade has announced that it will be exhibiting at Gitex Cloud Confex and showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for cloud-optimized networks.  Cloud Confex will take place between 9-11 October 2011 at Sheikh Maktoum […]

Brocade to exhibit cloud-optimised networking solutions at GITEX Cloud Confex 2011

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - September 26th, 2011

Brocade has announced that it will be exhibiting at GITEX Cloud Confex and showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of solutions for cloud-optimised networks.  Cloud Confex will take place between 9-11 October 2011 at Sheikh […]

95% of holidaymakers can’t switch off: Brocade

Pallavi Sharma by Pallavi Sharma - July 19th, 2011

New research from Brocade shows that, along with sun cream and swimsuits, 95% of EMEA holidaymakers take at least one Internet-enabled device with them and are simply not prepared to “switch off” from […]

Brocade gives a reality check on IPv6

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - May 6th, 2011

The looming depletion of Internet addresses has split the networking world into “IPv4 diehards” and “IPv6 purists,” but the real needs of businesses lie somewhere in between the views of these extremists, a […]

Brocade developing 32-Gigabit Fibre Channel

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - May 4th, 2011

Brocade Technologies, which announced 16G bps (bit-per-second) Fibre Channel products on Monday, is already working on a 32G bps version and expects to have it on the market within three years. Other vendors […]

Brocade unveils vision for the virtual enterprise

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - May 3rd, 2011

Brocade today introduced a new technology architecture – the CloudPlex –  that outlines the company’s vision and the technology investments it will make to help its customers evolve their data centres and IT […]

Brocade announces cloud-optimised solutions for service providers

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - May 3rd, 2011

Brocade today announced innovative new cloud-optimised networking solutions to enable the next evolution in public cloud infrastructures. These advancements will help service providers leverage their existing infrastructures to create a broad set of […]

Brocade talks cloud-optimised data centres at Tech Day Summit

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - May 3rd, 2011

Brocade, the leading provider in networking solutions, started off this year’s Technology Day Summit and will use the event to launch several cloud-optimised networking advancements spanning multiple customer segments. This comprehensive portfolio of […]

Brocade unites IPv4 and IPv6

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - March 24th, 2011

Brocade this week unveiled software for its application acceleration switches that enables them to function as gateways between existing IPv4 networks and new ones built on IPv6.  This gateway functionality allows Brocade ServerIron customers to […]

Brocade unites IPv4 and IPv6

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - March 23rd, 2011

Brocade this week unveiled software for its application acceleration switches that enables them to function as gateways between existing IPv4 networks and new ones built on IPv6.  This gateway functionality allows Brocade ServerIron […]

UAE University chooses Brocade for network foundation

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - January 27th, 2011

Brocade today announced that United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), the UAE’s first and leading national university based in Al Ain, has deployed Brocade MLX Series routers and Brocade FastIron switches at the core […]

Brocade unveils Ethernet fabric solutions

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - November 22nd, 2010

The Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches are a new family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) offerings that revolutionize Layer 2 Ethernet networking to create the first true Ethernet fabrics. The switches eliminate […]

Brocade to support next-gen FC standard

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - October 5th, 2010

. Brocade solutions currently represent 67.5 percent of the FC switch and director market share. As a result, the company’s endorsement of the standard is a key element of widespread adoption. 16 Gbps […]

Brocade debuts 100 Gigabit Ethernet Router

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 19th, 2010

These routers are designed to establish industry benchmarks for performance, scalability and investment protection for service provider and data center networks. In addition, Brocade is now offering the industry’s most competitively priced 100 […]

Brocade readying 100G Ethernet for data centers

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - August 19th, 2010

Brocade Communications is preparing a 100-Gigabit Ethernet module for its NetIron MLX switch family, breaking the next LAN speed barrier in the flagship hardware line it acquired from Foundry Networks. The IEEE 802.3ba […]

Brocade Solutions for Deploying Systems Network Architecture (SNA) in IP-Based Environments

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - August 3rd, 2010

The modernization of corporate network infrastructures has seen a shift in the last decade from SNA networks and applications to TCP/IP and Internet technologies. In many cases, applications have changed and processes have […]

Brocade FCoE Solutions for Server I/O Convergence

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - August 3rd, 2010

 For several years, Fibre Channel networks have been providing organizations with exceptional reliability, performance, and network intelligence for low-latency, high-bandwidth Storage Area Network (SAN) applications. Now, organizations are looking to leverage a new […]

Brocade aims high

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - June 24th, 2010

At its annual Brocade Technology Day held in New York, the company took the wraps off Brocade One – its blueprint for a unified architecture for the next-generation data centre, which aims to […]

Enterasys looks to head off Cisco, Brocade data centre plans

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - June 15th, 2010

Indeed, the Enterasys strategy is built on the capabilities of its switches to provide visibility into and automation of data center networking operations support business applications and virtualization hypervisors from multiple vendors. This […]

Brocade boosts 10G Ethernet density for data centres

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - June 3rd, 2010

The new modules are an eight-port 10G Ethernet blade for the MLX and a 64-port 8Gbps FibreChannel card for Brocade's DCX SAN switch. The MLX board doubles the router's 10G Ethernet density to […]

Brocade aims for more balance with Foundry

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - March 28th, 2010

Sales of Brocade's Ethernet switches, obtained from its multibillion dollar acquisition of Foundry Networks in 2008, were down 24% in the first quarter while competitors all grew at least 20%. Brocade and industry […]

Ethernet veteran McHugh joins Brocade

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - March 8th, 2010

John McHugh, a longtime HP ProCurve marketing executive, has been named by Brocade as its chief marketing officer. McHugh will be responsible for the company’s global marketing and strategic alliance strategies, and will […]

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