brocade communications sys (BRCD) Key Developments
Ruyton Girls' School Selects Brocade to Enable Non Stop Networking and Mobility for Technology Optimised Learning
Dec 3 13
Ruyton Girls' School Selected Brocade To Enable Non-stop Networking - And Mobility For Technology-optimised Learning Students at Melbourne's Ruyton Girls' School are now able to enjoy new online learning opportunities after deploying a new core IT network from Brocade. The school deployed Brocade(r) ICX(r) 6610 Switches at the network core. The switches are linked together using four full-duplex 40 Gbps stacking ports that provide 320 Gbps of backplane bandwidth with full redundancy. This approach eliminates inter-switch bottlenecks while delivering wire-speed, non-blocking performance across all 1 GbE and 10 GbE switch ports. In addition to implementing the new core network infrastructure, Mycom also provided the school with Brocade ICX 6450 and ICX 6430 Switches for network access. The Brocade ICX 6450, when used in school buildings where a high density of ports are needed, provides up to 48 1 GbE access ports per switch, with 10 GbE ports for redundant uplinks to the core and hitless stacking failover. The Brocade ICX 6430 Switches, meanwhile, provide 1 GbE network access in less network-intensive areas, such as the gymnasium and swimming pool building. Both types of access switch provide the Ruyton campus with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capabilities to support WiFi access points and IP phones and cameras in the future. In addition, the Brocade switching infrastructure supports device-agnostic user authentication across the network and virtual private LANs that provide secure access to sensitive information assets. The use of Brocade Network Advisor software to centralize and streamline network management saves the school approximately half a day per week in network administration, according to Karopoulos.
Brocade 100 GbE Core Routers Provide High-Performance Network to Advance Global Research
Dec 2 13
Brocade and the University of Florida announced significant performance upgrades to the core network connecting the institution's HiPerGator supercomputer and external research networks, such as Internet2. The deployment of Brocade(R) MLXe Core Routers with 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) blades and Brocade ICX(R) Switches enables the university's faculty, students and researchers to transfer large amounts of data at high speeds across the campus and globally to a wide range of research partners. The network upgrades support the university's research initiatives and contributions to the Internet2 Innovation Platform, a nationwide high-performance Internet backbone. With these upgrades, the University of Florida is improving access to the HiPerGator supercomputer, Florida's most powerful supercomputer that aids in positioning local and worldwide researchers at the forefront of their fields, including particle physics and medical research.
Brocade Launches First Purpose-Built Network Switch for Scale-Out Campus Aggregation
Nov 19 13
Brocade announced an addition to the company's campus networking family with the new Brocade(R) ICX(R) 7750 Switch, which delivers the simplification and automation provided by the Brocade HyperEdge(TM) Architecture. The Brocade ICX 7750 is the first high-density 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fixed-port solution purposely designed to enable scale-out solutions for campus aggregation. The switch enables the scale-out of campus aggregation networks, helping organizations seamlessly add network capacity in an agile, cost-efficient manner. The Brocade ICX 7750 will be shown for the first time at SuperComputing 2013 this week in Denver, Colorado. The primary reason for a refresh is that traditional networks are not suited for the delivery of large quantities of data, the proliferation of mobile devices and the additional layers of security required. Highlights of the Brocade ICX 7750: delivers unprecedented port density and scalability for a 10/40 GbE fixed-port stackable switch (available second half 2014). Up to 3,000 1/10 GbE ports, or 800 40 GbE ports in a single logical device. Up to 82 terabits per second of aggregate switching capacity. Up to 46 billion packets per second of aggregate forwarding capacity. SDN-ready with true Hybrid Port mode support for OpenFlow 1.3. Scale-out economics: progressively add switching capability at the core/aggregation layer when needed. Optical stacking links for distributed aggregation/core layer across the campus, delivering switching capacity where needed. Total cost of ownership (TCO) advantages of a fixed-port solution. Brocade Assurance Lifetime Limited Warranty. Automation and Resiliency. Chassis-level resiliency, high availability and manageability. Single point of management. A Quad Core processor allowing for In-Service Software Updates (ISSU) within a single unit, as well as hitless failover. Built-in resiliency, including a separate control and data stacking links for greater system reliability. Hot-swap alert latch to help ensure data integrity when removing or inserting the high-performance 6×40 GbE module while the switch is operating. Enterprise-grade advanced features such as Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Extended (VRRPe), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), robust IPV4/IPV6 support, Multi-Chassis Trunking (MCT), and Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF). Three models available: 26 fixed 40 GbE and six 40 GbE slot module, 48 fixed 10 GbE and six fixed 40 GbE + 6×40 GbE slot and 48 10GBase-T and six fixed 40 GbE +6×40 GbE slot.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended October 26, 2013
Nov 18 13
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended October 26, 2013. For the quarter, total net revenues were $558,800,000 against $578,357,000 for the same period of last year. Income from operations was $83,650,000 against $86,320,000 for the same period of last year. Income before income tax was $74,894,000 against $72,141,000 for the same period of last year. Net income was $64,233,000 against $54,001,000 for the same period of last year. Net income per diluted share was $0.14 against $0.11 for the same period of last year. Non-GAAP net income was $109,493,000 against $78,342,000 for the same period of last year. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.24 against $0.17 for the same period of last year.
For the nine months, total net revenues were $2,222,864,000 against $2,237,770,000 for the same period of last year. Income from operations was $308,483,000 against $277,729,000 for the same period of last year. Income before income tax was $330,461,000 against $224,401,000 for the same period of last year. Net income was $208,623,000 against $195,181,000 for the same period of last year. Net income per diluted share was $0.45 against $0.41 for the same period of last year. Net cash provided by operating activities was $169,769,000 against $210,492,000 for the same period of last year. Purchases of property and equipment was $10,422,000 against $16,792,000 for the same period of last year. Non-GAAP net income was $372,950,000 against $310,771,000 for the same period of last year. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.80 against $0.66 for the same period of last year. The changes in cash flow for the fourth quarter of 2013 and fiscal 2013 are due to an increase in accounts receivable and timing of variable compensation payments.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Q4 2013 Earnings Call, Nov 18, 2013
Oct 30 13
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Q4 2013 Earnings Call, Nov 18, 2013