Brocade tackles network convergence, VM mobility

-- In its latest effort to wrangle virtual machine (VM) sprawl and foster converged networking technologies, Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD) has introduced its Brocade One unified network strategy for convergence and data center networking.

One of the components of Brocade One is the new virtual cluster switching (VCS) technology, which is all about enabling virtualized data center convergence. Brahman noted that VCS enables a data center administrator to manage multiple switches as one. With the initial release, VCS will be capable of managing up to 10,000 10-gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports.

Brocade has Cisco Systems squarely in its sights as the company plans to follow this week's announcements with a full stack of server, storage, networking and management "Compute Blocks" as it works with partners to combat the Cisco-led Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition's Vblock strategy (see "Brocade tries to One up Cisco in virtual data centers").

Read more at sister site CIO Update: "Brocade One Takes Aim at Data Centers."

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This article was originally published on June 10, 2010