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DemoFriday Video: Brocade OpenStack Tacker Demo – Simplifying Management of the CPE
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) as technology concepts have brought immense change to the market. 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 (VNFs), the underlying hardware platform, interoperability, performance, scalability, but none is more important than how to manage and automate the instantiation of the services for vCPE – whether in the cloud or on premises. Brocade showcases 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.
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With the combination of Tacker, the Brocade SDN Controller, 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 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. Find out more about Tacker and vRouter with this Brocade OpenStack Tacker demo on simplifying vCPE management. And, don’t forget to read the Q&A for this DemoFriday.