NEW DELHI, INDIA: Brocade announced new features designed to enable service providers to build resilient, cloud-optimized networks and transform their businesses to maximize profitability and infrastructure investment.
These enhancements are part of the new Multi-Service IronWare Software Release 5.3 (Brocade NetIron 5.3 software release) for the Brocade NetIron family of Internet and metro routers. This family of routers gives service providers a migration path from providing basic connectivity services to delivering high-value cloud services, increasing customer satisfaction and creating new revenue-generating business opportunities.
As service providers look to deliver cloud-based services to their enterprise customers, the network infrastructure has become the critical IT component. As a result, skyrocketing customer bandwidth demands impact both the network and the bottom line. In fact, according to Gartner, the total telecommunications market is expected to grow from $2 trillion in 2010 to exceed $2.4 trillion in 2015. Customers require an unlimited amount of fast, secure, value-added services from anywhere at any time—without prohibitive costs.
To meet these demands, service providers need a truly powerful and scalable core-to-edge network infrastructure with the agility to support large-scale multitenant environments, enabling the delivery of differentiated cloud services to an increasingly wider range of customers.
The Brocade NetIron 5.3 software release enhances the value of Brocade router products that already support some of the world’s largest service provider networks. The comprehensive Brocade solution includes industry-leading 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE density; advanced IPv4/IPv6 capabilities; high-performance routing table scalability; and MPLS and Carrier Ethernet functionality to help service providers meet their growing business challenges.