Brocade has announced an addition to the company's campus networking portfolio with the Brocade ICX 6450-C Switch, which delivers enterprise-class features in a compact form, and supports the simplification and automation provided by the Brocade HyperEdge Architecture.
Executing on the company's strategy to deliver innovation for specific customer segments, the Brocade ICX 6450-C is designed for the unique and stringent requirements of US Federal agencies and public sector organizations.
Anthony Robbins, VP federal, Brocade said: "Reinforcing the Brocade ICX portfolio, the Brocade ICX 6450-C Switch - combined with its support for the Brocade HyperEdge Architecture - is a diverse, efficient asset to any organization's network. It's secure, compact and cost-efficient, making it an easy choice for public sector and government IT professionals looking to modernize their networks."
The Brocade ICX 6450-C further expands the company's comprehensive core-to-edge switch portfolio, a key factor in the recent announcement with Aruba to deliver secure integrated wired and wireless mobility solutions for enterprise and public sector customers based on open standards and Software-Defined Networking principles.
This integrated solution enables Federal agencies to deploy a secure, modern, enterprise network that is simple to maintain and responsive to the evolving needs of warfighter and civilian missions through operational efficiency and optimal total cost of ownership.
Simon Pollard, EMEA campus product manager, Brocade, said: "Brocade's HyperEdge Architecture offers two additional benefits; simplified network management and cost reduction. Firstly, in order for campus networks to be effective and agile, they need to be streamlined and as straightforward as possible. Our architecture makes this possible by consolidating network management, making it easier to enable the sharing of services across different switches.
"Additionally, now more than ever public sector organisations are being asked to do more with less. With HyperEdge, organisations purchase what they need today, safe in the knowledge that should their needs change tomorrow they can scale up as necessary, quickly and easily, enabling them to make the most of capital investment and reduce overall operational cost."
He added: "By automating and simplifying the campus network, organisations will find it easier to introduce new technology and cloud-based services, embrace mobility and adopt new applications. Because traffic is easier to manage and processes are automated based on demand, rolling out new cloud services will be easy and faster. "