Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) as technology concepts have brought immense change to the world of internet working. The promises of increased efficiency, cost reduction, openness, and flexibility to bring business agility are what come to mind immediately. Industry has presented many different elements that are intended to bring you to the next step in the network evolution journey. However network operators and owners need a way to visualize the automation and ease of use of this new deployment method, specifically when looking at the new virtual edge – or virtual CPE (vCPE).
The deployment of vCPE brings many challenges today: Choice of virtual network functions (VNF), the underlying hardware platform, interoperability, performance and some level of scale, but none more important than how to manage and automate the instantiation of the services for vCPE – whether in the cloud or on premise. Brocade will showcase the use of OpenStack Tacker, an open source project, and how Tacker can be leveraged to facilitate the ease of orchestration and life cycle management of the CPE – now virtual. The combination of Tacker, Brocade SDN Controller (pure-play Open Daylight), and Brocade VNFs, like the Brocade vRouter, bring an open source and vendor approach to understanding and implementing the complex virtual machine lifecycle and platform lifecycle of the vCPE. The first step of many to bringing vCPE closer to production and mass adoption.
Brocade experts will also educate you on the different deployment scenarios available for vCPE leveraging the Brocade vRouter and discuss our engagements in the Tacker community. Take control of your network and learn how Brocade’s unique, simple and intuitive approach to NFV and SDN empowers you to support your business and technical needs.
Join SDxCentral and Brocade on December 4th at 10:00am PT to learn more about Tacker and vRouter! If you can’t make the live presentation, no worries! Use our simple one-click registration and be the first to know when the recorded assets are available.