Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter targets Indian telecoms


Networking solutions provider Brocade on Friday announced the launch of new Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter in India.

The launch of new Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter is part of Brocade’s strategy to expand Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) product portfolio for Indian telecom operators.

Brocade claims that the Brocade Vyatta 5600 is up to 40 times faster than competitive virtual routing products.

The latest network-centric x86 servers deliver outstanding packet processing capabilities and are increasingly populated with10GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs) to accommodate data traffic growth.

“In proof-of-concept tests with large carriers, we are seeing a Capex savings potential of 90 percent or more when replacing purpose-built hardware with a high-performance x86 server and the Brocade Vyatta vRouter,” said Kelly Herrell, vice president and general manager, Software Networking Business at Brocade.

Kelly Herrell,  Brocade.

Telecom service providers believe that NFV represents a fundamental change in telecom network architecture that will deliver benefits in operational efficiency, shorter time to new services and revenue as well as Capex savings.

“The Brocade Vyatta 5600vRouter fits the market requirements for a carrier-class virtual router including supported NFV applications and ‘unheard of’ speedy execution on multicore Intel processors,” said Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst, Infonetics

Meanwhile, Brocade announced a number of significant advancements to its VCS Fabric technology and Brocade VDX switch portfolio, including new VCS fabric capabilities that provide native multitenancy, storage-aware networking and 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance for the most demanding data center environments.

Brocade has also unveiled end-to-end blue print for delivering scalable data center multi-tenancy, from the server to the WAN.

In addition, Brocade announced a new 100 GbE line card for the flagship Brocade VDX 8770 modular chassis.

The Brocade VDX 6740 and VDX 6740-T price starts at $15,995 ($833/10GbE port). The Brocade VDX 8770 100GbE blade will be available in the first half of 2014.

“Our continued innovation in Brocade VCS Fabric technology addresses the most challenging data center requirements, including network multitenancy, network intelligence for exploding storage growth and the emerging adoption of 100GbE for ever-increasing bandwidth consumption,” said Jason Nolet, vice president data center switching and routing, Brocade.

The ability to securely isolate tenants in a shared infrastructure environment is paramount to today’s cloud-service providers and to enterprises adopting private cloud. Traditional approaches to network segmentation have been around for years, and virtualization and cloud computing have exposed their inherent limitations, especially in relation to flexibility and scalability.

“Technologies such as Brocade’s VCS Virtual Fabric promise to address this challenge by delivering multitenancy at scale, enabling enterprises to maximize the number of tenants they can support by leveraging segmentation constructs with which network administrators are familiar, thus minimizing both the learning curve and operational overhead,” said Brad Casemore, research director, Datacenter Networks, IDC.

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