Brocade continues to invest in the Software-Defined Networking market and recently extended their portfolio in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space with the acquisition of Riverbed’s SteelApp technology line. Having worked with the SteelApp ADC for years, we continue to support it through our Brocade relationship. We think this technology has always been – and still is – ahead of its time.
Deploying the Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager ADC as software (vADC) gives you a much better level of flexibility and cost. And it’s this concept that aligns nicely with Brocade’s Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) strategy. The roadmap will see it extended into Brocade’s open Vyatta (virtual routing and firewall) Platform offering for NFV and SDN.