Brocade Facilitates IPv6 Internet Transformation
Brocade ServerIron ADX Series of application delivery switches enables these platforms to act as a gateway between IPv4 and IPv6.
Brocade has announced software release version 12.3 for the Brocade 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 provides a pragmatic path to adopt IPv6 technology and support both IPv4 and IPv6 environments simultaneously, offering a seamless and non-disruptive migration strategy.
The Brocade ServerIron ADX enables a dual-protocol network through a standards-based IPv4-to-IPv6 translation technology. The Brocade solution has the high performance Layer 7 intelligence which enables service providers, enterprises, and government agencies to systematically adopt IPv6 capabilities without the process of replacing their existing IPv4 application infrastructure. Moreover, organisations with IPv6-only capable clients can now connect them to existing IPv4 resources, providing organisations the ability to service to a new population of IPv6-only based clients.
To further improve application visibility and gain greater control over application delivery, Brocade has also expanded the capabilities of the Brocade Application Resource Broker and enabled simplified third-party integration through an application programming interface (API). This approach provides a simplified and more manageable network infrastructure with added capabilities to improve application optimisation. The Brocade ServerIron ADX coupled with Brocade Application Resource Broker helps bridge traditional communication gaps between fragmented networking and application infrastructures.
"Adoption of new Internet-enabled devices is outpacing the residual capacity of IPv4 addresses, while at the same time the explosive growth in traffic requires far more scalability than today's application delivery solutions offer," said Jason Nolet, Vice President, Enterprise and Data Center Products, Brocade. "Our new software enhancements to the Brocade ServerIron ADX application delivery switches provide organisations 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 virtualised and emerging cloud-based environments."
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