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1. How Do You Define Data Center Hardware Maintenance?

One of the biggest problems with defining maintenance is that many vendors have different definitions. It can become confusing when you’re presented with a myriad of offerings all purporting to offer data center hardware maintenance services. The truth is, in many cases, these solutions are offering you just a portion of the functionality required to give companies a true data center hardware maintenance customer experience.

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Brocade Acquires Riverbed’s SteelApp virtual ADC business

Industry News & Trends   •   February 10, 2015

Brocade Acquires Riverbed Technology’s SteelApp virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC) business. 

The SteelApp product line is one of the top ADCs and controls traffic to and from applications and allows for quick, reliable, and secure application delivery from the cloud or data center.

This deal will give Brocade the assets of the SteelApp business as well as its development and field teams when the deal closes by the end of May 2015 or before the conclusion of the vendor’s FQ2.

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Fibre Channel Showdown: Brocade vs. Cisco

Brocade   •   January 13, 2015

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Brocade DCX vs Cisco MDS 9509

The Brocade DCX is a powerful, enterprise-class director. The Cisco MDS 9509 offers similar technology. Both deliver reliable, high quality switching infrastructure. It’s for you to decide which director can best meet your requirements.

The Brocade DCX and Cisco MDS 9509 are dependable SAN directors that bring high reliability to your switching infrastructure. SAN directors provide continuity of operation, ensuring that whenever a blade fails it can be replaced without downtime. Both Cisco and Brocade are just about equally reliable.

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Are You Making the Most of Your Used Brocade Hardware?

Deploying a new Brocade switch or director can be a tedious and expensive process for many companies.

In addition to the upfront capital outlay, IT administrators must take the time to ensure compatibility, integrate the hardware, troubleshoot any issues, and learn the ins and outs of the new hardware.

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Four Reasons to Consider a Used Brocade SAN Director

Brocade   •   September 11, 2012

Time for a Brocade SAN Director

Is your SAN switch is straining to meet the demands of your mission-critical storage area network? It may be time to consider upgrading your hardware to a Brocade SAN director.


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