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Brocade Reveals New Network Virtualization Gateway for Physical, Virtual Resources

Brocade Reveals New Network Virtualization Gateway for Physical, Virtual Resources

August 28, 2013
By Brian Anderson, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Brocade (News - Alert), a network solutions provider based in San Francisco, Calif., announced a new network virtualization gateway based on its industry-leading VCS Fabric technology this week. The technology enables customers to bridge logical networks with physical resources to provide unified data center architecture.

"Today's introduction of the Brocade VCS Gateway (News - Alert) for VMware NSX advances the capabilities of our VCS Fabric technology by unifying physical and virtualized resources within the data center," said Jason Nolet (News - Alert), vice president of data center networking at Brocade. "The Brocade VCS Gateway for VMware NSX provides our joint customers with an essential element for ensuring consistent and seamless connectivity between virtualized workloads and physical resources within the data center."

The Brocade VCS Gateway for VMware NSX network virtualization platform aims to help customers unify physical and virtual environments in the data center. The platform will offer users a comfortable transition from legacy to cloud-based architectures, including the ability for multiple Brocade VDX switches to be connected as one logical switch to support mission-critical applications and storage data and a scalable, multitenant network virtualization environment.

"Our collaboration with Brocade has resulted in an integrated solution that can deliver an agile, scalable network infrastructure," said Hatem Naguib, vice president of cloud networking and security at VMware. "Brocade and VMware are helping customers integrate physical and virtual networks that can be viewed and managed as a single unified infrastructure. This will help customers radically simplify IT through a new network operations model."

Brocade is an advanced network solutions provider that gives organizations the ability to transition into the computer-generated world where applications and information can be stored. These solutions allow its customers the ability to have a more flexible IT infrastructure that is user-friendly, while optimizing its applications and protecting its investments.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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