The Brocade Services Director lets you automatically provision, deploy, license, meter and manage the inventory of thousands of ADCs in an "as-a-service" model, using the Brocade Virtual Traffioc Manager as the core application delivery platform. The solution also enables a new consumtion model for customers deploying ADC services. This allows ADC services to be scaled elastically and be right-sized on demand to suit each application in your data center, offering high density, full isolation, and multi-tenancy capabilities.
Applications are now the center of the business world. We rely on them to reach customers, build products, automate back-end business processes, and perform almost every task critical to business. A key ingredient for fast, reliable applications is the Application Delivery Controller (ADC). It accelerates transactions, maximizes availability, maintains security policies, and provides a point of control to monitor and manage application traffic. However, most ADCs on the market today are not designed for large-scale virtual or cloud deployments: their static architectures make them cumbersome and time-consuming to deploy and manage in virtualized and cloud environments.
There is a need for new dynamic architectures that remove bottlenecks and deliver improved agility, high automation levels and faster time to service. At Brocade, we call this new architecture ADC as-a-Service (ADCaaS), which enables you to: