Brocade Showcases Advanced Switching Technology at the Georgia Technology Center (GTC)

by | Apr 16, 2013 | IT

The Brocade MLXe16 series switch deployment highlights GTC’s commitment to interoperability testing and real-world trials

Brocade logoGeorgia Tech Center logoATLANTA, April 16, 2013 – GTC, a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to demonstrate their networking hardware and software functionality, located in Colo Atl’s Atlanta, Georgia facility, is pleased to announce today the deployment of  Brocade’s  MLXe16 routers as the peering fabric in its Atlanta exchange.  As a new vendor partner of the GTC, Brocade can leverage its partnership to demonstrate its leadership in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Ethernet fabric technology to local, national and global network operators within the GTC community.

With OpenFlow support, the Brocade MLX Series delivers industry-leading 10 GbE and 100 GbE density for software-defined networks in conjunction with traditional routing, providing flexible flow control to respond to dynamic traffic patterns and address business needs.

“The addition of Brocade to the GTC community is significant for multiple reasons,” comments Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of GTC parent company, Colo Atl. “Of crucial significance is the fact that Brocade also provides the underlying technology for the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), a new Software Defined Network (SDN) Internet Exchange. Through the GTC, the SNAP provides a real-world environment for networking equipment vendors to interoperate and test SDN traffic with Brocade and other equipment vendors. The opportunity to openly interoperate with real, live SDN IP traffic is something that every serious equipment vendor in the industry is interested in and we are honored to provide that platform for them.”

The GTC was created and engineered to promote interoperability testing, live customer trials and demonstrations for equipment vendors within a secure, densely populated and active Meet Me Room. In addition to leveraging the collective support of the GTC member companies, Brocade will also take advantage of the conference space, available to GTC members, located within the Colo Atl’s facility.

“GTC is more than just a live laboratory; it represents actual technology deployment and implementation,” comments Tom Ellery, Vice President Americas Sales for Brocade. “The facility is top-notch and the GTC resource community is invaluable. We’re looking forward to a successful trial and implementation with the support of the GTC and its member community.”

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