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Ciena, Brocade Enable Dynamic Cloud Provisioning

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LAS VEGAS, Nv. – Next week’s EMC World 2014 event in Las Vegas will feature a new solution developed by Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) and Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) that provides dynamic resource provisioning for cloud networking.

With these capabilities, service provider and enterprise organizations can benefit from a more agile and automated cloud data center infrastructure for greater IT agility and dynamic cloud application performance. For example, many businesses, such as retailers during holiday shopping or promotions, must manage unpredictable peak workloads. The Ciena-Brocade solution enables such businesses to maintain quality of service, while effectively handling peak workloads and online activity, by automatically flexing to adjust processing and bandwidth levels.

Key Facts:

  • This jointly-developed solution exemplifies the attributes of Ciena’s OPⁿ® architecture by enabling data center and WAN orchestration over open APIs (application programming interfaces), creating an ecosystem designed to provide an on-demand experience that addresses the need for changing architecture needs. It also complements network-data center orchestration integrations already supported by Ciena’s V-WAN solution and MyAdapter applications. Ciena’s OPⁿ architecture is specifically structured to facilitate network integration with the data center to transform connect, compute and store into a programmable platform for a variety of new services.
  • EMC attendees can visit Ciena’s booth (#502) or Brocade’s booth (#302) and learn how the solution enables the network to automatically respond to changes in traffic or application response times and orchestrate and burst workloads to on-demand cloud resources in a matter of seconds, for cloud bursting, disaster recovery and capacity-on-demand.
  • Ciena and Brocade will also show how seamless integration of virtual machine (VM) creation with network services helps ensure adherence to service level agreements (SLAs). In addition, the solution allows separate polices of each application to be maintained allowing fine-grained tuning of thresholds and actions, and the ability to expand or contract resources to align with changing conditions, under policy and with security.
  • Available today, the Ciena-Brocade solution enables elastic compute and transport network resource allocation, leveraging the Brocade Application Resource Broker (ARB) to automate resources between data centers and Ciena’s V-WAN application for dynamic network transport. It also enables customers to dynamically change network topology and computing resources in a matter of seconds, in any location.

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN)

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BRCD)

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