Last October the world’s largest Telco Service Providers collectively published the now-famous paper titled, “Network Functions Virtualisation,” which is serving as a call-to-action for the industry. Less than a year later, Brocade announces our next-generation Vyatta vRouter, the 5600.
The industry-leading Vyatta 5400 vRouter has been in production for years and is deployed worldwide. It’s a fantastic solution for multitenant workloads and is deployed in some of the largest clouds, including Amazon, Rackspace and SoftLayer. But the new Telco-driven NFV demand is different. It requires a new level of performance from a virtual router.
This is a critical business issue. The NFV movement is in pursuit of a tremendous boost in network agility in order to enable Telcos to stay competitive. They need an order of magnitude improvement in their time-to-market and adaptation of service offerings to rapidly changing demand dynamics. They also need to get their infrastructure down to an entirely new cost model.
To get there, Telcos will begin deploying substantial parts of their network infrastructure on industry standard x86 servers. If you haven’t looked close lately, the servers that Telcos will be using are the most network-centricthe world has ever seen. The NFV business case assumes that software can take advantage of this modern hardware.
This is the business value of the new Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter. Re-architected specifically to leverage Intel’s latest and greatest, the 5600 is the world’s first virtual router for NFV workloads. With speeds that are a full 10x faster than our popular 5400 model, the 5600 can unleash the power of incredibly cost-effective servers and deliver customers a solution that enables them to meet their strategic goals of radically higher agility and lower cost.
It’s not a coincidence that the 5600 is following closely on the heels of the NFV movement; it is proof that Brocade is listening to customers and is aggressively delivering solutions to meet their rapidly changing needs. As Vyatta we invented the virtual router category; as Brocade we're rapidly taking it to new heights.
on 09-18-201303:05 AM - last edited on 10-28-201309:21 PM by bcm1
Today, Brocade unveiled its newest product targeting the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) movement with the introduction of the Brocade Vyatta vRouter 5600 family. Featuring advanced routing capabilities including BGP and OSPF, the Brocade Vyatta vRouter 5600 is the world’s fastest virtual router with performance up to 10 times that of the industry-leading Brocade Vyatta vRouter 5400 series and is more than 40 times faster than competing products.
With the unique ability to deliver hardware-like performance as a software appliance, the Brocade Vyatta vRouter 5600 enables telecommunication and large service providers to significantly reduce capital (CapEx) and operating (OpEx) costs throughout key areas of the network, without a reduction in performance.
At the foundation of the Brocade Vyatta vRouter 5600 is the company’s vPlane™ technology, a highly-scalable forwarding plane capable of delivering more than 14 million packets per second per x86 core, the equivalent of 10 Gb/s throughput.
A core component of the “On-Demand Data Center™” strategy from Brocade and a key element of SDN architectures, NFV is a call-to-action from customers to convert and consolidate services traditionally delivered through proprietary, purpose-built hardware into virtual machines (VMs) running on industry standard high-performance servers. First adopted by Cloud Service Providers, including some of the largest such as Amazon, Rackspace and SoftLayer, the Vyatta vRouter is the most widely used NFV element in the world.
The Brocade Vyatta vRouter 5600 is currently in limited availability and open to qualified organizations. General availability is scheduled for the end of 2013.
Based on 250 Mbps performance claim listed on Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR) 1000V data sheet as of September 2013