Brocade introduces Brocade Flow Optimizer and SDN capabilities

Brocade has announced the Brocade Flow Optimizer application and new SDN capabilities in Brocade MLX Series routers.

The Brocade Flow Optimizer enables the network to play a role in understanding anomalous traffic patterns and behaviors in the New IP.

The company said Brocade Flow Optimizer is an SDN supplication that supports an OpenDaylight-based controller that provides real-time policy-based management for network traffic flows.

Additionally, service providers and enterprises can gain proactive insight into their network traffic, mitigate network attacks and eliminate network congestion when Brocade Flow Optimizer is coupled with Brocade MLXe routers.

This apart, network managers can mitigate network flood attacks, throttle bandwidth intensive workloads, reprioritize rogue traffic and redirect suspicious activity for further analysis.

Brocade has also announced the Brocade NetIron(R) OS 5.9 software which provides new OpenFlow features.

The new OS release leverages Brocade VersaScale(TM) programmable forwarding architecture using which organizations can improve visibility over network traffic and simplify forwarding control.

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Company officials said Brocade’s open SDN architecture is a low-risk and modular solution consisting of the Brocade Flow Optimizer application, Brocade SDN Controller, Brocade MLXe routers, and Brocade ICX(R) campus switches.

According to the company organizations can now use standards-based protocols, such as OpenFlow, OpenDaylight-based SDN controllers and open APIs for integration with third-party orchestration systems.

“Brocade is delivering on the merits of agile, New IP networks with a low-risk, highly innovative SDN solution,” said Jason Nolet, senior vice president, Switching, Routing, and Analytics Products Group at Brocade.

Last month, Brocade redefined networking for IP storage systems with a purpose-built storage connectivity portfolio for both data centre and disaster recovery applications.

Shilpa Khatri

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