Wireless and mobility are indispensable for supporting productivity and business transformation in today’s era of mobile broadband data, smartphones, and IoT devices. Wireless infrastructure should be able to support diverse application requirements equally well, but traditional packet core infrastructure is proving inadequate for newer use cases. An upcoming webinar with Brocade will look at how a virtual evolved packet core (EPC) enables mobile network transformation so it can support the full spectrum of use cases flexibly and efficiently.
Traditional mobile infrastructure equipment is built using closed proprietary software that runs on proprietary hardware to carry voice. This statically dimensioned packet core becomes brittle when subjected to the workload requirements presented by the IoT, the rigors of enterprise campus mobility applications, and capacity crunches. Carriers industry-wide know they must rethink mobile network architecture, and they increasingly are adopting network functions virtualization (NFV) into their mobile networks to better support the wide range of use cases.
The webinar will look at how Brocade’s Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM) uses NFV to create an innovative and holistic virtual EPC architecture design. Brocade’s Heeseon Lim, director of systems architecture in its mobile networking group, will look at how the company has transformed the old, physical node-based, vertical architecture into a service-based, horizontal architecture consisting of independent interface, service logic, database, and management modules.
As a pioneer in NFV architecture framework, Brocade has applied the same principles to its virtual EPC product to provide granular, linear, and independent scalability across multiple functions. Unlike the traditional approach of replicating existing physical nodes as a software asset, Brocade’s holistic approach to functional virtualization optimizes performance and efficiency while providing control and user plane separation. Lim will outline the architecture of Brocade VCM and identify use cases that can benefit from it today.
Register for the webinar to learn how Brocade’s virtual EPC provides a high-performance, scalable, and fault-tolerant solution that supports diverse use cases and helps eliminate expensive hardware, long upgrade cycles, and over provisioning.