SOURCE: Georgia Technology Center

Georgia Technology Center

April 16, 2013 09:01 ET

Brocade Showcases Advanced Switching Technology at the Georgia Technology Center (GTC)

The Brocade MLXe16 Series Switch Deployment Highlights GTC's Commitment to Interoperability Testing and Real-World Trials

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) - GTC, a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to demonstrate their networking hardware and software functionality, located in Colo Atl's Atlanta, Georgia facility, is pleased to announce today the deployment of Brocade's MLXe16 routers as the peering fabric in its Atlanta exchange.  As a new vendor partner of the GTC, Brocade can leverage its partnership to demonstrate its leadership in Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Ethernet fabric technology to local, national and global network operators within the GTC community.

With OpenFlow support, the Brocade MLX Series delivers industry-leading 10 GbE and 100 GbE density for software-defined networks in conjunction with traditional routing, providing flexible flow control to respond to dynamic traffic patterns and address business needs.

"The addition of Brocade to the GTC community is significant for multiple reasons," comments Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of GTC parent company, Colo Atl. "Of crucial significance is the fact that Brocade also provides the underlying technology for the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), a new Software Defined Network (SDN) Internet Exchange. Through the GTC, the SNAP provides a real-world environment for networking equipment vendors to interoperate and test SDN traffic with Brocade and other equipment vendors. The opportunity to openly interoperate with real, live SDN IP traffic is something that every serious equipment vendor in the industry is interested in and we are honored to provide that platform for them."

The GTC was created and engineered to promote interoperability testing, live customer trials and demonstrations for equipment vendors within a secure, densely populated and active Meet Me Room. In addition to leveraging the collective support of the GTC member companies, Brocade will also take advantage of the conference space, available to GTC members, located within the Colo Atl's facility.

"GTC is more than just a live laboratory; it represents actual technology deployment and implementation," comments Tom Ellery, Vice President Americas Sales for Brocade. "The facility is top-notch and the GTC resource community is invaluable. We're looking forward to a successful trial and implementation with the support of the GTC and its member community."

To learn more about Georgia Technology Center, visit www.georgiatechnologycenter.com.

All network equipment vendors interested in becoming a GTC Member should email: info@georgiatechnologycenter.com to request more information.

For more information on Brocade, visit http://www.brocade.com.

About Georgia Technology Center (GTC)
The Georgia Technology Center (GTC) is a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to highlight their optical and electrical hardware and operating systems. The GTC was created and engineered to promote interoperability testing, live customer trials and demonstrations for equipment vendors within a secure, densely populated and active Meet Me Room. Membership in the GTC is open to all Layer 1, 2 and 3 equipment vendors. Members can utilize the GTC's conference room to host presentations for current and prospective clients as well as take advantage of introductions to the network operators through the GTC community. The GTC is located within the Colo Atl Meet Me Room facility at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, Georgia. Network equipment vendors interested in becoming a GTC Member should email: info@georgiatechnologycenter.com or visit us online at: www.georgiatechnologycenter.com and follow us on Twitter @GTC_Atl.

About Brocade
Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com)

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About Colo Atl 
Located in the global telecom hub of Atlanta, Georgia, Colo Atl, a JT Communications Company, provides colocation, data center & interconnection services, at an affordable rate. Colo Atl is a neutral-colocation facility that allows tenants and carriers to securely and conveniently cross-connect within a SSAE16 certified facility. Colo Atl has no monthly recurring cross connect fees between tenants and provides exceptional customer service. Visit Colo Atl online at: www.coloatl.com and follow us on Twitter @ColoAtl.

About Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP)
SNAP is a next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) supporting IPv4, IPv6 as well as OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Its mission is to not only support global peering, but also the collaborative development of an entirely new structure for Internet Protocol network peering. SNAP, located within the Georgia Technology Center, is a public IX built on Brocade equipment and the support of its Founding Members, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), US Ignite, Southern Light Rail and PeachNet. For more information about the SNAP or to schedule a briefing, contact us at info@SoutheastNAP.com. Follow SNAP on Twitter @SoutheastNAP.

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