2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Brocade Ethernet Switches?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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JJ
IT Director at Autoridad de Edificios Publicos
Real User
2022-05-15T17:05:00Z
May 15, 2022

Our organization has almost all of the financial institutions in Puerto Rico connected simultaneously to our system. We have a firewall first, and then the Brocade system. All of our switches are layer three, Ethernet solutions, and fiber optic uplink. One of the switches I was using as a mediator between our on-premises solution and DNC. Brocade was the one mediator along with Fortinet. There are approximately 500 users of the solution inside our organization in different roles and 1500 individuals outside connecting. Brocade requires two engineers, one from our site and one from the vendor's site, to deploy and maintain the solution.

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Ahmed Hawana - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Engineer at IDSC
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Top 5Leaderboard
2022-04-12T11:42:39Z
Apr 12, 2022

I'm primarily using the solution as black and gray switches. I'm not using them as a configured switch. We are using it to extend some networks. Our old Brocade switches are used for extending our network and are especially used as an extension for urgent matters.

Gurunathan S - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager - IT Infra at Tatasky Broadband
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2021-04-05T19:25:54Z
Apr 5, 2021

We use Brocade switches for our LAN and for our SAN.

SS
Senior Systems Security Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-09-02T06:45:38Z
Sep 2, 2020

It's actually a DC device. We are using storage in DC as well as in DR. Because we are a government organization, everything is on-premises.

YE
System Infrastructure Engineer at a university
Real User
2020-05-14T10:16:00Z
May 14, 2020

I work as a system infrastructure engineer and our company is a customer of Brocade.

AH
Senior Data Center Admin at Paltel
Real User
2019-11-21T10:00:00Z
Nov 21, 2019

Our primary use case for this solution is for ethernet switches.

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LZ
Senior SAN Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
Nov 4, 2019

Our primary use case of this solution is connecting hosts to do some storages.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Apr 12, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Ahmed Hawana - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Engineer at IDSC
Apr 12, 2022
I don't directly deal with the costs or licensing.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 15, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Brocade Ethernet Switches. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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AH
Senior Data Center Admin at Paltel
Nov 21, 2019
There are some performance issues that I would like to see improved.
YE
System Infrastructure Engineer at a university
May 14, 2020
There are other solutions that are free and that enable you to check the access of the ports and the IU stats also. In this solution there isn't one for the switch that allows for checking the stats, the health of the ports and all the data that exist in the switch. It's just like CLI commands. This solution doesn't have a graphical interface and that's an issue. As mentioned, a graphical interface should be included in any new release - it would increase options.
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