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The need for greater mobility, massive growth in data, and the emergence of key initiatives such as virtualization and the cloud computing have changed the demands on networks and data centers drastically. To meet these challenges, organizations must embrace a more simplified, open approach to networking that accounts for unpredictable and growing workloads. Brocade is transforming the industry with intelligent solutions that overcome the complexity and physical limitations of traditional networks by providing unprecedented levels of network simplicity, scalability, and virtualization.
In this DemoFriday, Brocade will demonstrate how it is embracing the leading open SDN technology, OpenFlow. to meet the urgent network requirements of today’s world.
In this demonstration you will see how Brocade is taking an innovative approach to OpenFlow by implementing OpenFlow in Hybrid Port Mode on its high-performance routing platforms. With Brocade Hybrid Port Mode on the Brocade MLXe Series, organizations can simultaneously deploy traditional routing or switching with OpenFlow on the same port. This unique capability provides a pragmatic path to SDN by enabling network operators to integrate OpenFlow into existing networks, giving them the programmatic control offered by SDN for specific flows while the remaining traffic is routed as before. OpenFlow in Hybrid Port Mode can be used by network operators for service insertion and customized traffic engineering on a per-customer basis. The user also has the option to protect the routed traffic allowing for initial OpenFlow overlay service development without risk.
This event has ended. To view the archived videos, podcast and transcript of this DemoFriday, please visit: https://www.sdxcentral.com/resources/sdn-demofriday/2013-demofriday-archives/brocade-openflow-sdn-and-hybrid-port-mode/