Offers application performance visibility and resource provisioning for virtual data centres and private clouds
Brocade has unveiled new enhancements to its ServerIron ADX Series of Application Delivery Controllers to help organisations realise on-demand, elastic data centre computing.
As part of the enhancements, the company launched Brocade Application Resource Broker software module that provides visibility into application performance across the network and virtual machine (VM) infrastructures.
Using policy-based decision engine, the Application Resource Broker can log events and alert admins to inadequate application resources and can automatically provision additional application VM instances and application delivery controller resources to service user demand, and de-provision the VM instances and resources when demand subsides, the company said.
According to Brocade, the new Brocade ServerIron ADX 1008-1 model adds an entry-level platform to the ServerIron ADX 1000 Series. The ServerIron ADX 1000 Series features software-enabled capacity on-demand that allows organizations to double or quadruple device performance without hardware upgrades.
In addition, the company also introduced ServerIron ADX software release v12.2 that helps enterprises and service providers take advantage of IPv6-to-IPv4 gateway functionality for application delivery to IPv6 clients, Layer 7 switching and application delivery services for the Financial Information exchange (FIX) protocol, and predictive load balancing functionality based on real-time application performance measurements.
Jason Nolet, vice president of application delivery products division at Brocade, said: “According to independent third party testing, the Brocade ServerIron ADX Series of application delivery controllers has established Brocade as a performance leader in the application delivery market.
“Now, Brocade is enabling application delivery for virtualised data centres and private clouds through innovations in capacity on-demand and the Brocade Application Resource Broker. These new capabilities directly address the customer’s need for a more agile and dynamic data centre, optimising network and application resources based on user demand.”
The Brocade ServerIron ADX 1008-1 is available starting at $12,995, while the Application Resource Broker and additional software release capabilities for the Brocade ServerIron ADX Series are expected to be generally available in the second calendar quarter of 2010.