If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, download a copy of 2017 NFV Report Series Part 3: Powering NFV – Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).
Traditional mobile infrastructure equipment is built using closed proprietary software that runs on proprietary hardware to carry voice. Then came the era of mobile broadband data, smartphones, and IoT devices where support of diverse spectrum of use cases in an efficient and agile way became critical. To support the wide range of use cases, completely new way of thinking is needed in mobile network architecture and there is an industry-wide motivation to adopt network function virtualization (NFV) into the mobile networks. NFV provides an opportunity for vendors to inherit the relevant tools, software and practices that have been perfected in the IT domain over past few decades. Using off the shelf HW, standard Operating Systems (Linux), and robust Virtualization infrastructure and management tools, NFV implementations allow extension of functionality by independent 3rd parties.
Brocade 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. This holistic approach to functional virtualization optimizes performance and efficiency and provides control and user plane separation —compared to the traditional approach of replicating existing physical nodes as a software asset. This is the fundamental difference between Brocade VCM and other virtualized products. By leveraging this innovative architecture, Brocade VCM provides a robust, high-performance, scalable, and fault-tolerant solution capable of supporting diverse use cases.
The Brocade VCM expert will go into the product and architecture of the Brocade VCM and identify use cases that can benefit from its architecture today. Hear what you can do with Brocade’s innovative virtual EPC and how you can start enjoying the benefits of tomorrow’s network today.
Join SDxCentral and Brocade for the Mega NFV Report Pt. 2: VNFs Webinar on May 17th at 10:00am PT. If you can’t make it to the live event, register below anyways. SDxCentral will notify you when the recorded event is available on-demand.