Brocade has expanded its data centre networking solutions to accelerate digital transformation. As part of the expansion, the company has added new innovative switches that offer unparalleled network visibility to its SLX family of solutions and has added the Brocade Workflow Composer Automation Suites for turnkey automation. The solutions will enable organisations to build networks that will allow them to quickly adapt to technology transitions, deliver new services at faster speeds and accelerate digital transformation.

The new Brocade SLX 9140, SLX 9240 and SLX 9540 data centre switches are built on the Brocade SLX 9850 routing solution to deliver faster connectivity while leveraging the Brocade SLX insight architecture. Moreover, organisations will be able to quickly identify problems, accelerate the mean time to remediation, and improve overall service levels by embedding network visibility on every router and switch. Further, the Brocade SLX 9140 and 9240 extend these capabilities with a programmable application-specific integrated circuit that provides visibility services from the physical wire to virtual networks and workloads.

Meanwhile, the Brocade Workflow Composer platform comprises new automation suites, including network essentials, data centre fabrics and internet exchange points that enable automated network provisioning, validation, troubleshooting and remediation workflows. These suites provide network lifecycle automation for commonly performed tasks and are packaged to address major use cases. Each automation suite includes documentation and a collection of turnkey yet customisable workflows, services, sensors, actions and rules. Customers can use the Brocade automation suites for building or customising workflows specific to their data centre requirements to reduce time to value.