Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. This vision is designed to deliver key business benefits such as unmatched simplicity, non-stop networking, application optimization, and investment protection.
Innovative Ethernet and storage networking solutions for data center, campus, and service provider networks help reduce complexity and cost while enabling virtualization and cloud computing to increase business agility.
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Embracing the requirements outlined within the ETSI NFV ISG, the Brocade Vyatta Platform encompasses proven Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and emerging Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies based on open standards and open source initiatives. The Brocade Vyatta Platform utilizes established core components, such as the Brocade Vyatta vRouter and Brocade vADXTM products, along with the open source software projects such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack.
The architecture of the Brocade Vyatta Platform is comprised of three core layers: NFV Connection Services, SDN Structural Services and Functional Orchestration. Each layer of this open architecture is modular and enables customers to select the products and/or solutions that fit their particular data center requirements:
NFV Connection Services: Deploy Layer 3-7 network functionality with the Brocade Vyatta vRouter and the Brocade vADX products, along with service chains including third-party elements where needed.
SDN Structural Services: Leverage the rapid advancements of the multivendor OpenDaylight Project to simplify management through centralized control.
Functional Orchestration: Engage a vast range of capabilities from OpenStack and widely interoperable third-party provisioning and orchestration layers.
The partnership of Intel and Brocade is a perfect match of optimized price performance. Together, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the highest performing, feature-rich NFV solution on virtualized off-the-shelf server hardware in the market. While Brocade has been offering a virtualized network operating system since 2006, Intel has been advancing processing architectures to prove that software networking is not only viable, but optimal.
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