Brocade has announced that it has become an initial member of the non-profit Open Networking Foundation to help define standards to enable scalability and manageability in hyper-scale cloud infrastructures.
ONF is dedicated to promoting a new approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
SDN involves several components, one of the most important being standard-based OpenFlow, an emerging standard delivering service providers granular control of their network infrastructures.
Brocade will leverage its work in developing OpenFlow across its service provider portfolio to enable customers to build high-value applications across their networks with greater efficiency and unparalleled simplicity.
Brocade plans to make additional OpenFlow strategy and product announcements later this year.