Following my post a couple of days ago about Buying Brocade switches it seems that Brocade isn’t going to make their own, they just bought something off the shelf. To be fair, I don’t know much about Brocade, but I know I am not the biggest fan of Foundry equipment. Foundry is an OK product, but they have managed to disappoint me on tech support and product features on several occasions. So I think its great that a second rate Ethernet company will disappear because, no doubt about it, Brocade will turn all their products into Storage switches in double quick time.
On the same logic, data networking people are going to move away from Foundry pronto. Storage people don’t want their networks mixing with data networks, and vice versa.
The good news is that this will give market space to Juniper switches who are far more likely to make a decent go of it. Which might make Cisco actually start to do some serious work.