Brocade Strengthens Application Delivery Switching Performance

Brocade expands customer control with the introduction of the Brocade ServerIron ADX 1000F compact application delivery switches, which includes the benefits of combined copper and fibre connectivity.

This extension to the award-winning Brocade ADX 1000 Series is designed to deliver increased customer choice and flexibility for cloud-focused service providers, financial institutions and governmental agencies while also setting the industry benchmark for application delivery switching performance, scalability and investment protection. The result is up to 50 percent power savings and improved data transmission reliability and security while also dramatically consolidating data centre rack footprint.

Modern data centre requirements have become increasingly stringent and challenging driven by business and consumer demand, and this is reflected an increased demand for optical cable – up 13 per cent in Western Europe and 33 per cent in Eastern Europe in the first half of 2011.

At the same time the need to significantly reduce power consumption while also delivering greater performance, carrier-grade reliability and secure data transmission has caused network managers to scrutinise their application delivery solutions. Compounded with increasingly complex application requirements, massive client access growth and the requirement for maximum performance, the importance of anticipating the future capacity requirements has become a critical factor.