Network firm Brocade has announced the launch of a new subscription based service designed to help large enterprises reduce the expense of moving to the cloud.
The Brocade Network Subscription (BNS) service allows firms to pay a set monthly fee for access to network equipment hosted in datacentres managed by Brocade that can be scaled up or down as requirements change over time.
The firm's product marketing director, Alan Murphy, explained to V3 that in the current economic climate firms are still looking to reduce capex wherever they can.
"For large enterprises making the transition to the cloud and providing the ability to pay a single monthly fee dependent on their requirements considerably reduces the costs of putting their equipment in a datacentre," he said.
"It also means that as their demands for equipment rise or fall they can reduce or increase the equipment they require so they do not end up overusing or under using the resources they are paying for."
In addition, the firm has launched two new Ethernet fabric switches, the 6710 and 6730, which can both support transmission rates of 10Gbit/s, with the 6710 also supporting 1Gbit/s to meet the needs of smaller firms starting to move to Ethernet switches.
"As mid-market firms are beginning to move towards the use of Ethernet fabric in the datacentre to develop a virtualised fabric strategy providing the ability to host 1Gbit/s will help them to make this transition," Murphy said.
The products are available from today but no pricing information was available.
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