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SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 22, 2016) – #Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has deployed a software-defined network ( #SDN )from Brocade. ASU is one of the most innovative universities in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report, and it serves as home base to top researchers in areas ranging from physics and biology to global security initiatives. ASU’s researchers collaborate to develop new approaches and make discoveries that advance science and positively influence the world. To support these data-driven initiatives, ASU needed a stronger, more flexible network foundation that could maximize the impact of all types of research. For that type of high- performance and future-proof network modernization, ASU turned to Brocade. In particular, ASU needed a more powerful network with #OpenFlow 1.3 capabilities to move forward as an industry-leading research hub. To meet that requirement, ASU deployed a Brocade-powered network that enables various departments to conduct high-volume, data-driven research in their areas of focus. “Brocade’s software-defined networking capabilities enable us to support global research that has purpose and impact,” said Jay Etchings, director of research computing at ASU. “Now we can aggressively pursue funding opportunities that demand built-in, software-defined functionality. Unlike competing institutions that are focused on papers and theoretical components, we’re actually doing these things. Brocade is instrumental in helping ASU drive down cost while driving up innovation.”

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/22/sdn_controller_design_sucks_claim_network_boffins/

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