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The Brocade 1860 Fabric Adapter is a class of adapter that meets all the connectivity needs of cloud-enabled data centers while providing unmatched performance, application-aware services, unified management, and reduced cost and complexity. It is a simple, flexible, and powerful server connectivity adapter designed to extend fabric services to Virtual Machines (VMs) and applications in highly demanding virtualized environments.
To keep pace with dynamic and growing business demands, many organizations are transitioning their data centers to private cloud architectures in order to leverage the many benefits of virtualization. This approach enables them to consolidate, scale, simplify, and automate their IT resources to increase business agility while reducing capital and operational expenditures.
Today, server virtualization is a key technology for enabling private cloud architectures. Organizations worldwide are taking virtualization to the next level, increasing Virtual Machine (VM) densities and virtualizing mission-critical workloads. This trend is increasing demand for shared storage and flatter, more scalable Ethernet networks - as well as higher bandwidth and I/O capacity for client/server and storage networks.
To help address that demand, the Brocade 1860 Fabric Adapter meets all connectivity needs of cloud-enabled data centers while providing unmatched performance, application-aware services, unified management, and reduced cost and complexity.