Brocade Presents Open Modular Networking Platform for Telecom and Cloud Service Providers


Brocade has unveiled its ‘Brocade Vyatta Platform’, a modular networking platform based on open standards that addresses the industry demand for interoperable Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solutions.

Aimed squarely at cloud and telecommunications service providers, the platform which is Brocade’s first phase in a multi-year road-map, will enable these organizations to create automated networks that are more flexible, programmable and dynamic.

“In the Middle East, telecom companies are uniquely positioned to offer cloud based services. But creating these new revenue streams requires them to first overcome the challenges of large scale network virtualization. By adopting a software platform approach, such as the Brocade Vyatta Platform, customers gain control over each layer of their infrastructure to ensure they leverage the right components and adapt more quickly to changing business conditions and at the same time reducing CapEx and OpEx,” said Yarob Sakhnini, regional director, MEMA at Brocade.

“The growing complexity of today’s virtualized networks has made it no longer feasible to rely on a single vendor to deliver an end-to-end solution that fits every customer’s requirements of service agility and scalability,” added Kelly Herrell, vice president and general manager of Software Networking at Brocade.

The newly introduced Vyatta Platform is born out of open standards and open source software projects such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack and accommodates the requirements specified within the ETSI NFV ISG. Its modular nature ensures interoperability with multiple vendors’ technologies and thus greater choice for customers.

“Where individual SDN and NFV technologies will address specific problems, the platform approach will accelerate the full realization of a modern network model,” Herrell said. He stated that the company would continue to work with industry partners and develop the platform to advance interoperability and ensure carried-grade performance.

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