Enables customers to build next-gen of distributed and virtualised data centres
Brocade, a provider of networking offerings, has introduced a new technology architecture to help its customers evolve their data centres and IT resources, and migrate them to the ‘Virtual Enterprise.’
The new offering will be delivered through Brocade CloudPlex architecture — an open, extensible framework intended to enable customers to build the next-gen of distributed and virtualised data centres in a simple, evolutionary way that preserves their ability to dictate all aspects of the migration.
Brocade CloudPlex architecture will help its customers scale their IT environments from managing hundreds of virtual machines (VMs) in certain classes of servers to tens of thousands of VMs that are distributed and mobilised across their entire enterprise and throughout the cloud, said the company.
In addition, the Cloudplex architecture will define the stages and the components from Brocade and its partners that are required to get to the Virtual Enterprise. The stages comprise three main categories: fabrics, globalisation and open technologies.
Brocade said that the integral element of the CloudPlex architecture will enable its systems partners and integrators to deliver Virtual Compute Block offerings comprising servers, hypervisors, storage, and cloud-optimised networking in pre-bundled, pre-racked configurations with unified support.
Brocade chief technology officer Dave Stevens said virtualisation has fundamentally changed the nature of applications by detaching them from their underlying IT infrastructure and introducing a high degree of application mobility across the entire enterprise.
"This is the concept of the ‘Virtual Enterprise’ that we feel unleashes the true potential of cloud computing in all its forms – private, hybrid and public," Stevens said.