Brocade releases ServerIron ADX Series, facilitates IPv6 transformation

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 23, 2011

IPv4 to IPv6Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced software release version 12.3 for ServerIron ADX series of application delivery switches, which enables these platforms to act as a seamless gateway between existing IPv4 networks and new ones built on IPv6. This gateway functionality is expected to provide customers with a path to adopt IPv6 technology and support both IPv4 and IPv6 environments simultaneously, offering them a seamless and non-disruptive migration strategy.

“Our new software enhancements to the Brocade ServerIron ADX application delivery switches provide organizations with greater choice to seamlessly adopt IPv6 while effectively doubling the performance of their existing ServerIron ADX switches immediately and at no cost. This provides a scalable, high-performance application delivery solution that increases business agility and operational efficiency, especially in today’s highly virtualized and emerging cloud-based environments,” commented Jason Nolet, VP, Enterprise and Data Center Products, Brocade.

The company informed that, the solution has the high performance Layer 7 intelligence required to ensure continued operations of real world applications and protocols. This enables service providers, enterprises, and government agencies to systematically adopt IPv6 capabilities without the costly process of replacing their existing IPv4 application infrastructure. Moreover, organizations with IPv6-only capable clients can now connect them to existing IPv4 resources, providing organizations the ability to service to a new population of IPv6-only based clients.

The software coupled with Application Resource Broker helps bridge traditional communication gaps between fragmented networking and application infrastructures, creating a more streamlined approach to application deployment and business efficiency. The 12.3 software release also delivers investment protection and simplicity, two of the key customer imperatives of the Brocade One strategy—enabling customers to double the performance of their ServerIron ADX platforms through a simple software upgrade.

Brocade further informed that the software release version 12.3, including enhancements to the Brocade Application Resource Broker version 1.5, will be available in March 2011. Version 12.3.1 will become generally available in May 2011. This is a no-cost software upgrade for customers with valid service contracts. All products are available through dedicated Brocade partners.