Brocade intros routing solution for connected world


Brocade introduced a new data center routing solution SLX 9850, targeting organisations adopting digitalisation.

The networking solution vendor said this routing solution is designed to support the exponential growth in network traffic and deliver the advanced functionality as enterprises speed up digital transformation.

The extensible SLX 9850 provides competitive density, scale and performance for 10/40/100GbE data center use cases.

The SLX 9850 router includes the embedded Brocade SLX Insight Architecture and Workflow Composer to provide server-based, DevOps-style network automation.

“Customers tell us that they need networking solutions that not only address their immediate requirements, but that will sustain the next several generations of port speeds and densities, while delivering advanced capabilities to help deeply analyze network traffic as well as automate network operations,” said Jason Nolet, senior vice president, Switching, Routing and Analytics Products Group, Brocade.

Gartner forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020.

In 2021, video will account for about 70 percent of mobile data traffic. With cloud services, video streaming, Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile connectivity growing at exponential rates, organizations must ensure that the infrastructure they deploy today can support dramatic future traffic growth.

At the same time, as network operational complexity continues to grow, improved visibility and automation are becoming essential to achieving business agility.

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