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 vADX™ products, along with the open source software projects such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack.
"Brocade's approach to NFV leverages both the ETSI ISG work and industry-wide interest in virtual routing and switching to shorten time-to-benefit and build toward the open approach that operators all want," said
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:
The open and modular nature of this platform enables interoperability and greater choice for customers. Communication between the layers utilizes transparent standards-based protocols and methods, including REST APIs and the NETCONF/YANG model, to ensure configuration interoperability.
"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," said
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, all while reducing CapEx and
"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. "Furthermore, in working with industry partners we will continue to build out the Brocade Vyatta Platform to advance interoperability and ensure the platform is carrier-grade."
Brocade is actively engaged with partners on broader industry initiatives, such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack, advancing their capabilities and ensuring seamless interoperability between platform layers. Additionally, Brocade is aggressively partnering with several vendor ecosystems that are delivering solutions that build upon various combinations of these platform capabilities. For example, the NFV Connection Services components of the Brocade Vyatta Platform are anchored through the Layer 3-7 capabilities of the Brocade Vyatta vRouter and Brocade vADX products, which are available today and deployed worldwide. For more information on Brocade SDN and NFV products, visit www.brocade.com/NFV.
"Service providers are challenged with managing high growth rates and therefore need architectures that facilitate the expansion of flexible network designs, while significantly reducing operational and capital costs. Users are looking for extensible platforms that can create a software ecosystem of services for networking. The Brocade Vyatta Platform embraces the open software model, allowing customers to take advantage of a complete interoperable and modular solution."
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