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Sathish Kumar Gnanasekaran, Shashank R Tadisina, Subramanian Lakshmanan: Defining an optimal topology for a group of logical switches. Brocade Communications Systems, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, December 25, 2012: US08339994 (202 worldwide citation)

A Layer 2 network switch fabric is partitionable into a plurality of virtual fabrics. A network switch chassis is partitionable into a plurality of logical switches, each of which may be associated with one of the virtual fabrics, including a base switch. Logical switches in multiple network switch ...


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Shahe H Krakirian, Richard A Walter, Subbaro Arumilli, Cirillo Lino Costantino, L Vincent M Isip, Subhojit Roy, Naveen S Maveli, Daniel Ji Yong Park Chung, Stephen D Elstad, Dennis H Makishima, Daniel Y Chung: Hardware-based translating virtualization switch. Brocade Communications Systems, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri, October 10, 2006: US07120728 (163 worldwide citation)

Placing virtualization agents in the switches which comprise the SAN fabric. Higher level virtualization management functions are provided in an external management server. Conventional HBAs can be utilized in the hosts and storage units. In a first embodiment, a series of HBAs are provided in the s ...


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David C Banks, Steven L Farnworth, Bent Stoevhase, Paul Ramsay: Fibre channel switching system and method. Brocade Communications Systems, Fenwick & West, December 12, 2000: US06160813 (146 worldwide citation)

A modular Fibre Channel switch includes a data switching path and a message switching path to provide logical point to point connections between switch ports. The data switching path includes a bank of shared SRAM memory devices that are accessed in a time-sliced protocol by each switch port. A rece ...


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Jieming Zhu, Paul Ramsay, Vince Guan, Kha Sin Teow: Probing device. Brocade Communications Systems, Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri P C, March 5, 2002: US06353612 (142 worldwide citation)

A probing device for resolving the limitations of fabric registration by providing a fabric with a system and method for concurrently probing multiple end-devices, which would otherwise be unusable to register with the fabric, to registration information. In addition, by relying upon the probing dev ...


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Sunanda Lakshmi Kommula, Ivy Pei Shan Hsu, Rajkumar Jalan, David Chun Ying Cheung: Global server load balancing. Brocade Communications Systems, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P C, September 20, 2011: US08024441 (106 worldwide citation)

A global server load-balancing (GSLB) switch serves as a proxy to an authoritative DNS and communicates with numerous site switches that are coupled to host servers serving specific applications. The GSLB switch receives from site switches operational information regarding host servers within the si ...


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Suresh Vobbilisetty, Phanidhar Koganti, Senthilkumar Narayanasamy: Converged network extension. Brocade Communications Systems, Shun Yao, Park Vaughan Fleming & Dowler, January 7, 2014: US08625616 (95 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a first port configured to receive Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL) traffic; a second port configured to receive Fiber Channel (FC) traffic; and a third port configured to transmit received TRILL or FC ...


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Ivy Pei Shan Hsu, David Chun Ying Cheung, Rajkumar Ramniranjan Jalan: Global server load balancing. Brocade Communications Systems, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 6, 2013: US08504721 (89 worldwide citation)

A global server load balancing (GSLB) switch serves as a proxy to an authoritative DNS communicates with numerous site switches which are coupled to host servers serving specific applications. The GSLB switch receives from site switches operational information regarding host servers within the site ...


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GUPTA SOMESH: Redundant host connection in a routed network. BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, Yao Shun, September 30, 2010: WO/2010/111142 (84 worldwide citation)

One embodiment of the present invention provides a switch. The switch includes a management mechanism and a configuration mechanism. During operation, the management mechanism is configured to operate the switch in conjunction with the partner switch as a single logical switch. The configuration mec ...


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Pankaj K Jha, Vivek Agarwal, Mitri Halabi, Ananda Rajagopal, Ram Dular Singh: Provisioning single or multistage networks using ethernet service instances (ESIs). Brocade Communications Systems, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 3, 2013: US08599850 (83 worldwide citation)

Techniques for provisioning single or multistage networks using Ethernet Service Instances (ESIs). In one embodiment, an ESI is a logical entity or object that stores information that may be used to provision a network. An ESI may represent a logical entity that identifies a grouping of elements of ...


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Prajakta S Joshi: Configurable geographic prefixes for global server load balancing. Brocade Communications Systems, Graybeal Jackson, October 2, 2012: US08280998 (82 worldwide citation)

In a load balancing system, user-configurable geographic prefixes are provided. IP address prefix allocations provided by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and associated geographic locations are stored in a first, static database in a load balancing switch, along with other possible de ...