Brocade Network Engineering engineer Rob Ritchie has been at Openreach for more than two years, but he says he hasn’t seen any major changes in the company’s mission.
“I’ve worked in the Brocade company for over six years now,” he says.
“We’re a global provider of enterprise networks, so when we look at the next wave of networks, the Openreach networks, we have to look at them in the context of a global network.”
I’ve been working on the Openface network for over a year, and we’re now looking at a number to build on.” “
The Openreach network is a great platform.
I’ve been working on the Openface network for over a year, and we’re now looking at a number to build on.”
Openreach’s first project is an end-to-end enterprise network using Openreach Openreach.
Brocade, meanwhile, has been working towards a “multi-platform, multi-service, enterprise” network that includes Openface, OpenFace 2 and OpenFace 3.
“What we’re really focusing on is delivering on the customer needs of Brocade customers as well as offering enterprise-class network capabilities and services to other providers of enterprise connectivity,” says Mr Ritchie.
Openreach also announced a partnership with Microsoft, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Edge, all of which will be used to create a global, multi, multi service enterprise network.
“With our partnership with Azure, we will be able to leverage Azure’s massive network capability and services, to enable us to deliver our Openreach, Openface and Openface 3 services to a number [of customers],” Mr Rigglesays.
Openface is currently the third most popular enterprise network in the world, according to Netcraft. “
It’s exciting to be able provide customers with network connectivity to Brocade networks, but we’re also looking at building a network of our own.”
Openface is currently the third most popular enterprise network in the world, according to Netcraft.
But it’s not the only one.
“There are many other enterprise networks that Brocade has developed, including its own OpenFace,” says Rob Riggels.
“These are very, very well known, and it is an industry leader in this space.”
OpenEdge is currently used by Brocade to manage its customers’ internet access, including access to its cloud services and other applications.
Broader networks could be a natural fit for OpenEdge, but the OpenFace platform is still in the early days.
“OpenFace 2, OpenEdge 3, and OpenEdge 4 have not yet been rolled out to the wider Brocade network,” says Rigg, adding that OpenFace is still “a bit behind in the ecosystem”.
OpenEdge’s open-source architecture and flexible pricing model have allowed Brocade a huge head start in the enterprise connectivity space.
“Our focus is to be the largest network operator in the market, but it’s been a challenging journey to get to that position,” says Openreach CEO Peter Riggens.
“A lot of the innovation in Brocade is really about providing enterprise connectivity to other networks that are using our network.”
OpenSource, a new open source Brocade enterprise networking standard, will be developed by Openreach and Brocade’s customers, and is designed to bring OpenFace and OpenSource together.
“In OpenSource you can easily integrate OpenFace or OpenSource networks with existing Brocade-owned networks, which will make the enterprise network even more robust and flexible,” Mr Riggs says.
OpenSource’s open source design will also enable developers to build enterprise-grade networking applications for OpenFace, OpenSource and OpenShift, which is Brocades open source enterprise network platform.
OpenShift is the backbone for Openreach services.
“If you’re an OpenShift user, it will work on all Brocade devices that are running OpenShift,” says Brocade senior director of infrastructure and software technology, John Stuckenborg.
“You can have a business network, you can have an IT network, and you can even have a consumer network,” Mr Stuckensborg adds.
“This is really the key thing about OpenShift: it’s the only open source platform that enables us to deploy on-premises solutions to the Broace network,” he explains. “
“When we talk about OpenSource for enterprise, what we mean by OpenFlow is our networking stack that supports Brocade OpenShift applications.” “
This is really the key thing about OpenShift: it’s the only open source platform that enables us to deploy on-premises solutions to the Broace network,” he explains.
“When we talk about OpenSource for enterprise, what we mean by OpenFlow is our networking stack that supports Brocade OpenShift applications.”
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