Mobility

Brocade, Wind River and Kapsch CarrierCom collaborate to offer pre-integrated telco grade mobile packet core NFV solutions

by Anurag Mehndiratta ‎02-24-2017 08:11 AM - edited ‎02-24-2017 08:23 AM (3,976 Views)

Brocade VCM on Titanium CloudBrocade, Wind River and Kapsch CarrierCom  recently came together to pre-integrate Brocade’s Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM) Evolved Packet Core solution onto the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform. Brocade is also an active member of the Titanium Cloud ecosystem partner program.

 

Wind River Titanium Cloud is a fully integrated, ultra-reliable, and deployment-ready virtualization software platform. It enables service providers to deploy virtualized services faster, at lower cost, and with guaranteed uptime.

The integration was performed in a fully virtualized lab by Kapsch CarrierCom, an independent system integrator and NFV expert. It also incorporated horizontal integration of Brocade vEPC with adjacent VNFs including vRAN, vIMS and vTAS as well as orchestration, using both native OpenStack and 3rd party orchestrator.

 

This successful pre-integration effort demonstrates that NFV introduction into service provider networks can be simplified via:

  • Use of cloud friendly NFV infrastructure with built-in tools to enable easy deployment and integration
  • Modular, resilient and scalable VNFs
  • Engagement of System integrators with strong NFV skillset and expertise

A detailed solution brief with observations on the ease and efficiency of this seamless vertical and horizontal integration is published here on the Wind River website.