Brocade, 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.


Brocade VCM – Architecturally ready today for 5G Core Network

by Vineet Sachdev ‎02-22-2017 01:52 PM - edited ‎02-22-2017 01:55 PM (3,924 Views)

Is 5G Progress for real or still a hype?

The stream of announcements and press releases highlighting successful 5G PoCs and trials by vendors and operators alike never ceases and picks up even more intensity around industry events like MWC17. Does that mean 5G technology is ready for deployment?  Well, not yet, but recent announcements from 3GPP do provide some credibility to the progress being made as well a timeline for deployments.  


At the forefront of mobile packet core architectural re-thinking with the Brocade vC-SGN

by Anurag Mehndiratta ‎02-15-2017 09:44 PM - edited ‎02-23-2017 08:24 PM (4,172 Views)

Mobile packet cores need to be thought about in units of mobile workloads that can process control plane, user plane and sessions plane transactions for a certain scale and to service a certain number of subscribers. A nodal decomposition into MME, SGW and PGW unnecessarily limits the scalability and software efficiency that is otherwise possible with a virtualized EPC.


Mobile network operators (MNOs) can’t just build more bandwidth in their networks proportional to the traffic because the average revenue per unit (ARPU) is fixed and the number of users is not growing at the rate it used to...




Viavi xSIGHT TSS, Powered by Brocade for Real-Time Customer Assurance

by scottlh ‎06-28-2016 03:00 AM - edited ‎06-28-2016 10:01 AM (3,169 Views)

The joint solution was built to solve a specific challenge a tier 1 mobile operator was experiencing – reduce the amount of time required to do end-to-end subscriber traces.


Meeting the Needs of the Impatient Consumer

by Marcus Jewell ‎05-10-2016 04:00 PM - edited ‎05-11-2016 05:12 AM (4,136 Views)

It stands to reason then that it pays to ensure the performance of mobile applications can be monitored, managed and optimised in order to guarantee availability, speed of response, and support the best customer experience (CX).


Applications running at maximum efficiency lead to an increase in transactions and 11% more revenue


Brocade continues to make progress in the delivery of its mobile edge virtual infrastructure solution, and is working closely with partners (announced here), customers, and standards organizations, such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN), to define and deliver on this new mobile edge.


Disrupting Mobile Networking with Programmable Mobility Management

by scottlh ‎02-18-2016 07:00 AM - edited ‎03-23-2016 06:42 AM (14,781 Views)

On February 16, 2016, Brocade made two strategically important announcements that outlined the overall mobile network strategy and additions to the open mobile networking ecosystem...


Control and User Plane Separation in Brocade Virtual Core for Mobile

by Heeseon ‎02-17-2016 12:48 PM - edited ‎02-17-2016 01:00 PM (3,082 Views)

Mobile networks have come a long way from circuit switched GSM network to carry voice. GSM architectures, being the first mobile networks, became a basis of all the mobile network generations following it – with a hierarchical structure among multiple physical entities, connected through different interfaces using mobile-specific protocols.   This architecture worked perfect when voice and narrowband data was the main content transported among a limited number of phones...


Mobile Network Slicing with Smart Mobile Cloud

by kevin.shatzkamer on ‎02-16-2016 08:00 AM - last edited on ‎02-18-2016 09:01 AM by ShelbyKhan (2,637 Views)

The Smart Mobile Cloud solution combines SDN and NFV technologies to showcase an innovative approach to reducing service activation times and enhancing service performance.  The solution demonstrates technology that is intended to be standardized in 5G networking today including mobile network slicing and distributed packet core...


With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), new applications and services are expected to benefit from deployment at the network edge. Vertical applications, such as those enabling Connected Vehicles...


Wireless technologies are moving at an incredible pace. Our homes and offices are filled with new devices weekly.  Not just smartphones, tablets and laptops, but more and more consumer devices like smartwatches.  The age of the Internet-of-Things is creeping into my house:  wireless sound systems, smart TVs, Xboxes and security cameras. And, all of this driven by Wi-Fi. How about yours?


The reason of this works is because of open standards.  The manufacturers of all these devices can’t possibly test them with every Wi-Fi network.  But, they know that if they adhere to published standards that their products will just work with other devices and across the network.


What does that mean for you? It means that you can choose the devices that provide the features that you want and like the best, rather than have to purchase them all from the same vendor.


The same is true for the networks.  Basic connectivity between network devices is based on standards and every network adheres to these.  Beyond that, there are differences, so you should choose the one that is best for you:  the wireless network and the wired network that best fit your company or institution’s requirements for capacity, performance, management, simplicity and scalability (ability to grow and adapt to your future requirements).  The beauty of this is that for networks as well as wireless devices, you can select the best-of-breed… for you.


Brocade has taken that perspective with their Open Mobility Solutions – allowing customers to choose what they want, not what a single manufacturer chooses for them.


Interoperability and Innovation

No one network solution is guaranteed to best address the needs of every organization. Most vendors are now focused on innovation and interoperability to drive advances and improve performance. As such, in today’s evolving IT environment you - as the trusted partner - can now access a broad range of flexible standards-based offerings to best meet your customers’ unique needs. 


To illustrate, Westmark School, an independent school for children with language-based learning differences, is one example of an organization that was able to appreciate the benefits of an interoperable environment. Westmark selected solutions from both Brocade and Aruba, which integrated seamlessly to provide them with the best of both worlds. The partnership between Brocade and Aruba solidified Westmark’s decision, ensuring the school that the vendors’ solutions would work well together to provide them with the technology they needed both immediately and further down the road.


Unlimited Scalability

Currently your customers are dealing with a completely new realm of challenges when it comes to scalability. Third platform technologies like cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things make it more difficult to predict network demand two or three years down the road - and wireless connectivity is a significant driver of this growth. So what options are available to help your customers deal with unpredictable wireless growth? As networks grow more complex, it is no longer feasible to rely on one vendor for complete scalability and variability. With ever changing wireless demands, the ability to scale is critical. Interoperability prevents organizations from having to rip and replace old systems just to gain necessary capacity.


Improved Cost Efficiency

And what if I told you that you could achieve these benefits while also generating cost savings for both you and your customers? Open mobility encourages the use of multivendor networks, which not only enable innovation, but also drive cost savings. Validating this point, Gartner’s study “Debunking the Myth of the Single Vendor Network,” found that introducing a second networking vendor reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) for most organizations by at least 15 to 25 percent over a five-year period. With cutting costs a top priority for many organizations, selecting an open, multivendor network environment can help customers save valuable budget dollars. 


With this broad range of benefits, what are you waiting for? Working with Brocade, you already have access to the resources you need to innovate, scale and cut costs while also meeting your customers’ most challenging demands. Brocade’s Open Mobility Solutions allow, you, our valued partner to develop a strategy that best fits your customers’ individual needs. Your customers now have the comfort of knowing that their network supports technologies of the future and those that will be developed during the lifetime the network. Brocade’s Open Mobility Solutions meet customer expectations that a solution will operate seamlessly across multiple platforms and technologies, even as they evolve.


Brocade’s Open Mobility Solutions are just one example of the promise of open network solutions to ensure scalability for future growth all while cutting costs. Ready to learn more about Brocade Open Mobility Solutions and how you can benefit? I encourage you to visit:

Mobility: not just a “Wireless Problem”

by dhunt on ‎01-18-2013 02:15 AM (2,007 Views)

Gartner suggests that 80% of wireless LAN’s will not be able to handle their traffic loads by 2015 in a recent article "Why Enterprise Wireless is Not Ready for the Mobile Explosion".  At the same time they also predict that over a billion smartphones and tablets will be sold in 2013, while IDC estimates that the number of remote workers dependent on wireless devices to connect will explode to 37 percent of the workforce by 2015.


Mobility is therefore a great opportunity; and a massive challenge. And critically, not just a “wireless” one.


‘Mobility’ is not simply connecting to a wireless LAN and being able to walk to the coffee machine and back without losing contact or access, regardless of wireless being the face of mobility to almost everyone.  To me, mobility is the idea of being productive by having all your resources available to you no matter where or when you decide to apply your creative juices.  And we all have plenty of wireless-enabled devices to play with.


So what is the problem, you may ask.  Where do wires come into it these days?...