A new use case from Brocade outlines how operators can innovate and upgrade the legacy business CPE by creating an on-premise virtual CPE (vCPE). In this video, Brocade’s Robert McBride explains how a vCPE solution virtualizes common network functions onto a commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) platform to provide more architecture for branch offices.
Use Case Challenge
The service provider market is getting more competitive with competition from multiple fronts,. At the same time,enterprises are looking to control their own destiny and looking to deploy their own branch and remote connectivity solutions. As a result, service providers are driven to differentiate their offerings, improve service agility and deploy platforms for upselling on-demand services. To do so, Service Providers have to innovate and upgrade the legacy business CPE (customer premises equipment) which are expensive to maintain, hard to manage and near impossible to remotely upgrade, to a new platform and architecture that is able to meet these new demands.
Use Case Solution
Brocade’s on-premises Virtual CPE (vCPE) solution involves replacing legacy CPEs with new commodity off-the-shelf platforms that provide a virtual infrastructure on which to host VNFs (virtual network functions). This solution can be blended into hybrid deployments with some network functions running in CO (central office) or POP (point-of-presence) locations, or utilized in its pure form in situations where existing POP/COs do not have the ability to accommodate servers due to space, power or cooling issues.
To learn more, check out the on-premise vCPE use case sheet and watch the video, or check out Brocade’s website. Learn about other SDN and NFV use cases on the new use cases section of our site, where we define and categorize the most common SDN and NFV use cases to help you get the most out of the technologies.