Brocade specializes in storage networking products. The company is known for its Fibre Channel storage networking products and technology.


ZEVENET® began its public release in October 2010, and we have not stopped refining security, scalability, and high availability technology ever since.

Strengths & Weaknesses: Brocade & ZEVENET

See how ZEVENET and Brocade compare across some of the most critical ADC capabilities.

Brocade’s Strengths

Brocade´s features, licensing options and roadmaps are well-aligned with organizations looking to deploy ADC within their virtual or cloud developments.
Provides a no-cost, license free developer edition that is fully featured and can be acquired in one click.
Offers an advanced pricing model that provides consumption based billing.
Brocade has a containerized ADC form factor in the market for several years, well ahead of other ADC competitors.

ZEVENET’s Strengths

Disruptive vision with a stable growth as challengers in the ADC market, with an agile team and engaged community.
Innovation driven with Open Source technology with no vendor lock-in and broad platforms integration (hardware, virtual, bare metal and cloud).
Very high cost-effective solutions without limitation products and services, suitable for both midsize organizations and large enterprises.
Investment in R&D to deliver a technology driven by easiness, performance and security.
Is a complete ADC (Application Delivery Controller) that could manage all kinds of network protocols (UDP, TCP, HTTP/S, SCTP, SIP, T/FTP, …) but also with a combination of all of them simultaneously and multiport capabilities; and it’s not oriented to licensed features.
Its operating system is fully optimized for networking so it is capable to move in layer 7 more than 140 thousand concurrent users and in layer 4 more than 10 million concurrent users with only 2 dedicated cores.
Ability to create configuration backups, easy cluster configuration, automatic replication from one node to another and stateful cluster with real time sessions replications that permits a failover between nodes without losing any connection.
Provides an integrated IPDS security system with real time black hole lists, DoS protection, black/white listing and protection of the most common network attacks.
Provides a very UX graphic interface for both operators and network engineers in Angular 2 technology.
Automation capabilities thanks to it’s fully programmable REST+JSON API.

Brocade’s Weaknesses

Does not offer a turnkey hardware appliance, in which hardware/software support is sourced from Brocade.
Lacks visibility in the market and was not identified as a top competitor.
Customers have raised concerns over the discontinuation of Brocade´s legacy ADC product line, the ADX.

ZEVENET’s Weaknesses

Young brand as an open source company and yet to develop a big influence than other more established vendors.
Needs to develop a broader partnership network.

*Summarised from the latest Gartner ADC report.


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