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Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) have brought immense change to the world of internetworking, spawning numerous approaches to managing virtual services in automated and malleable ways. While people are working to figure out how to address deployment complexity, many approaches fail to address future viability and interoperability. An upcoming webinar with Brocade will look at how an open source approach to management and orchestration (MANO) can ensure interoperability between system elements.
SDN and NFV hold the promise of creating new competitive services with increased efficiency, cost reduction, openness, and flexibility. As people transition to next-generation infrastructure, they must find ways to make sure system elements of today can operate with elements of tomorrow. Brocade and other industry participants are leading the charge to provide an open and standard approach to MANO that is neither overly complex nor out of reach.
In an upcoming webinar on April 27th at 10:00am PT, Brocade’s Senior Product Manager Nikhil Tambe and Senior Technical Marketing Engineer Vikram Singh will outline the company’s strategy to ensure all VNFs are treated equally within an open source MANO framework, while also fostering a collaborative environment between vendors and customers.
Tambe and Singh will discuss how Brocade has expanded its open source involvement with the Brocade SDN Controller and OpenDaylight to focus on managing and orchestrating virtual network functions (VNFs). They will detail the architecture of the Brocade SDN Controller, a pure play distribution of OpenDaylight, and explain why open source should be a fundamental aspect of central orchestration, management, and policy configuration for virtual and physical network environments.
The presentation also will cover Brocade’s engagements with Tacker and other open source communities, identify NFV use cases that are achievable today, and take a look at what’s on the horizon for the SDN/NFV community.
Register for the webinar on April 27th at 10:00am PT, and learn how an open and intuitive approach to NFV and SDN can support essential technical and business needs both today and tomorrow.
If you can’t make it to the live event, register anyways. SDxCentral will let you know when the recorded presentation is available on-demand.