MWC 2015: Brocade to acquire Connectem

Brocade is set to acquire Connectem, a provider of LTE virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solutions, to boost its presence in software networking and virtualized network functions.

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Connectem’s vEPC solutions leverages cloud computing, network virtualization, and software networking technologies to deliver scale and efficiency on x86-based servers assisting telecoms to handle the mobile data growth and demand for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.

Lloyd Carney of Brocade

The acquisition of Connectem enables Brocade’s telecom service provider customers and enterprise clients to offer connectivity between mobile and IoT devices, data centers, as well as public and private clouds. Connectem’s vEPC solutions integrate with Brocade’s software and physical networking product portfolios to deliver industry-leading New IP data center infrastructure.

“This all-cash acquisition strengthens Brocade’s position in the networking industry as the adoption of software-centric networking continues to accelerate,” said Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade.

Recently, Brocade acquired SteelApp virtual ADC product line from Riverbed.

“This acquisition reaffirms our SDN and NFV strategy,” said Ken Cheng, CTO and senior VP of Corporate Development and Emerging Business for Brocade. Connectem will be included in Brocade’s Emerging Business Group reporting to Ken Cheng.

Meanwhile, Brocade will showcase its insights and research into the future of mobile networks or New IP at MWC 2015.

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