Software-Defined

Humanize How We Market Technology That Needs Less From Humans

by liza.adams ‎02-28-2017 07:00 AM - edited ‎03-22-2017 08:39 AM (2,432 Views)

Customers need to know less about the technology when the technology inherently does so much more of what customers used to do. They can be less smart about networks as networks become smarter. If we capture the customers’ hearts and minds by telling inspiring stories about why people should care and what technology makes possible, then the wallets can follow more easily as we talk about the how and what.

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Openet and Brocade deliver on IoT

by Aidan ‎02-24-2017 03:12 PM - edited ‎03-08-2017 08:50 AM (2,916 Views)

It’s been a busy year for both Openet and Brocade in offering fully virtualised pre integrated solutions, allowing the operators to deploy them as an adjunct, low risk, high value offerings into their network. The Service Capsule that we have created allows for operators to take full advantage of the benefits of NFV without the risk of a full

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Openet and Brocade deliver on IoT

by Aidan on ‎02-24-2017 09:10 AM - last edited on ‎02-24-2017 10:10 AM by Community Manager (801 Views)

It’s been a busy year for both Openet and Brocade in offering fully virtualised pre integrated solutions, allowing the operators to deploy them as an adjunct, low risk, high value offerings into their network. The Service Capsule that we have created allows for operators to take full advantage of the benefits of NFV without the risk of a full 

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4 Fictions About Developing Virtualized Managed Services

by liza.adams ‎02-08-2017 06:08 AM - edited ‎02-08-2017 09:05 AM (5,518 Views)

Want to accelerate adoption of virtualized managed services? Here are five go-to-market fictions that CSPs and their vendor and integrator partners should think about in developing and launching virtualized managed services.

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CSP Go-to-Market: B2Me Virtualized Managed Services and the Digital Transformation

by liza.adams ‎01-26-2017 10:39 AM - edited ‎02-01-2017 09:39 AM (3,608 Views)

As an industry, we need to turn more of our attention to service creation, launch, and adoption of virtualized managed services, designing them for the ultimate end users, to enable digital transformation.

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UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS AT THE EDGE

by felliott ‎12-19-2016 11:17 AM - edited ‎12-23-2016 07:04 AM (3,790 Views)

Cloud and Edge are vague terms and are subject to interpretation. People use the term ‘cloud’ to refer to services delivered from anything ranging from an appliance in a closet to large datacenters.

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SD-WAN for Service Providers – Adopt or Co-opt?

by Andrew Coward on ‎11-01-2016 05:27 PM (3,130 Views)

At the Layer 123 SDN World Congress event in The Hague last week, it appeared that the topic of SD-WAN has finally rattled enough service provider cages to make it to the top of the agenda, and most (if not all) service providers have made plans to start reselling SD-WAN products as soon as possible.

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At the OpenStack Summit you will see demonstrations of solutions that are available in the market as well as have the opportunity to talk to experts who are driving innovations to manage and orchestrate cloud environments. 

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Brocade and Amdocs are working together to develop a joint solution that helps solves OSS/BSS and NFV in a simplified solution that will accelerate deployments and adoption of NFV...

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Why Businesses need a Network Fabric

by stpsmith ‎09-27-2016 02:00 PM - edited ‎09-30-2016 11:51 AM (2,067 Views)

The needs of any business change rapidly in today’s market. Information technology and the networks they are built on are critical to business process and communications...

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Brocade SDN Solutions Help Customers to Move to an Open, Reliable and Scalable Architecture

by shefali.chinni ‎09-27-2016 09:28 AM - edited ‎09-27-2016 09:38 AM (3,382 Views)

Brocade today announces the availability of the Brocade SDN Controller based on OpenDaylight’s Boron release that took place last week...

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Cruise Control Your Network with Brocade SDN Controller and Apps at OpenDaylight Summit

by shefali.chinni on ‎09-22-2016 01:59 PM - last edited on ‎09-22-2016 02:33 PM by ShelbyKhan (3,038 Views)

future world iconBrocade’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions delivers the much needed centralized management of the network that is open, flexible, agile...
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Pursuit of the NFV ‘Killer App’ Begins at the Edge

by George_RIFT ‎09-21-2016 05:55 AM - edited ‎09-22-2016 08:31 AM (3,937 Views)

There are two major issues that both the vendor and the operator/carrier communities have to solve together in order to make NFV the de facto networking architecture for service provider networks and applications in this century...

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The technology media is full of news and discussion about DevOps, but what is DevOps and why is it relevant to your organisation?

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OpenStack Barcelona Voting is Open! Vote for the Brocade sessions you would love to see.

by Jeni Lloyd ‎07-26-2016 11:58 AM - edited ‎07-28-2016 01:07 PM (3,311 Views)

The OpenStack Summit travels to Barcelona this October. Now is the time to cast your votes for the sessions you would find most valuable. Remember that most sessions are recorded and posted for on demand viewing so even if you won’t be there in person, it is well worth voting for topics that interest you. The sessions listed below include insights into Brocade integrations and advances in OpenStack environments over the past few months. Voting closes August 8 2016.

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University networks have some unique requirements that make security and monitoring very difficult. Corporate networks can be controlled with binding policies for all employees relatively easily. But universities have a very diverse user base – administrative employees, temporary faculty, researchers, students – that has a lot of churn. This necessitates flexibility in provisioning, which means that these networks need to be relatively open.

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How to Keep Up with Change and Accelerate Your Way to a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)

by savitakini ‎05-12-2016 06:19 AM - edited ‎05-12-2016 02:13 PM (3,597 Views)

Traditional hardware-centric data centers are not able to keep pace with digital transformation. Provisioning is slow, expensive, and error-prone—hindering services delivery in the era of mobile, social, cloud, and big data.

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How to maximize Probe utilization with Brocade Packet Broker

by Jude Vedam ‎05-08-2016 08:18 PM - edited ‎05-12-2016 09:12 AM (2,173 Views)

Are you running probes on x86 server platform? Are you unhappy about not being able to utilize your hardware that runs probes to its fullest potential? Do you end up spending more CPU cycles when you attempt to increase the probe utilization by spraying traffic across your CPUs? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions and you have been searching for an answer, your quest is over. Brocade packet broker solution can help you maximize your probe utilization. Let me tell you how...

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Brocade Recognized for NFV Innovation in Network Visibility for Virtual Workloads

by Daniel.Williams ‎05-04-2016 05:00 AM - edited ‎05-04-2016 05:14 AM (2,202 Views)

Gain real time visibility into east-west traffic between Virtual Network Functions (VNF) with the industry’s first full-featured, virtualized network visibility solution for service providers and data center networks. 

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Brocade VNF Manager – Bringing end-to-end NFV/SDN Solutions to reality

by Nikhil Tambe on ‎04-22-2016 09:47 PM - last edited on ‎04-25-2016 04:12 PM by ShelbyKhan (14,185 Views)

Today, Brocade is launching Brocade VNF Manager, a commercial pure play distribution of OpenStack Tacker...

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Brocade Packet Broker: Leveraging Power of Software

by Jude Vedam on ‎04-18-2016 12:16 AM (3,633 Views)

What is Brocade Session Director? Why has Brocade decided to implement some packet broker functionalities in software? What are the benefits of the design choices? Read on to find out…

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Simplifying Deployment of Packet Broker

by Jude Vedam on ‎02-29-2016 09:48 PM - last edited on ‎03-02-2016 02:08 PM by ShelbyKhan (2,461 Views)

In this post, I would like to touch upon some typical operational challenges faced by implementation engineers and network operations staff when deploying and supporting network packet brokers...

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Making an Innovator, a Network Original

by jcall on ‎02-22-2016 11:57 AM - last edited on ‎03-02-2016 02:27 PM by ShelbyKhan (2,443 Views)

Some of you may recognize the name Brocade. Yes, you may know Brocade as the leading supplier of data center networking products, and have heard of their IP connectivity and enterprise mobility solutions. But we’d like you to consider another side of Brocade -- a side deep-rooted in the enabling technologies currently shaping and redefining communication networks, namely Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

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Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 5G networks

by kevin.shatzkamer on ‎02-21-2016 06:00 PM - last edited on ‎02-22-2016 05:10 AM by ShelbyKhan (8,085 Views)

Every day there is a new announcement involving big data or real-time analytics for mobile carrier networks. These technologies, along with machine learning...

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Brocade joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

by blarsen on ‎02-19-2016 07:00 AM (2,302 Views)

Brocade Strengthens It’s Ecosystem with OpenPOWER

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Service-Aware Transport for Multi-site NFV Resiliency

by kevin.shatzkamer on ‎02-17-2016 01:22 PM - last edited on ‎02-17-2016 03:10 PM by Community Manager (3,172 Views)

Brocade, Creanord, and Intel have partnered together to develop an approach to Virtual Service Assurance Management (vSAM), enabling more open and deterministic service deployment and resource usage in a virtual environment...

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Brocade @ MWC Barcelona 2016

by scottlh on ‎02-12-2016 06:30 AM - last edited on ‎02-18-2016 08:55 AM by ShelbyKhan (5,843 Views)

At MWC, Brocade will be there showing how we are ‘Your Open Network to 5G’.  Our mobile strategy is simple: to help mobile operators re-architect their networks to support 5G services and deliver higher agility and performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional networks.  We deliver this strategy by simplifying the network infrastructure and making it possible for operators to begin the transformation to 5G today.  Our SDN and NFV technology provide the foundation for mobile operators to re-define how they architect their networks to address the challenges and enable new services including IoT, M2M, high definition video and virtual mobile networking.

 

The demonstrations we are planning include...

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As the networking industry continues to embrace network function virtualization (NFV) as a long-term architectural target, mobile operators continue to analyze how and where it makes sense to incorporate NFV into their technology and operations plans. The promise of NFV is enormous – enabling service providers to scale flexibility in resources to fluctuations in demand, reducing time to market for new products and services, reducing capital and operating expenses through economies of scale, and encouraging open ecosystems to accelerate innovation.  While operators are anxious to realize these goals, the long-term architecture of NFV is difficult to deconstruct into practical short-term steps with quantifiable benefits. Thus, a major challenge facing mobile operators is how quickly to integrate, deploy, and operate NFV when it represents a significant CAPEX investment and operational paradigm shift.

 

Brocade and Openet have partnered together with exactly this goal: delivering solutions that providing quantifiable and recognizable benefits to specific operator challenges. Combining the expertise of Brocade in delivering virtual network functions and Openet’s expertise in policy management and lifecycle management for virtualized network functions, these pre-integrated solutions are specifically focused on Machine to Machine (M2M) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) / Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs).

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NFV-in-a-box: Making NFV Deployments Easy

by kevin.shatzkamer on ‎02-05-2016 01:29 PM - last edited on ‎02-05-2016 03:55 PM by ShelbyKhan (19,231 Views)

Despite industry claims that NFV will reduce overall CapEx, mobile service providers understand there is an initial upfront investment that must be weighed within current budget constraints. In addition, NFV represents a significant operational paradigm shift.  The move to NFV technologies transforms the network from a physical, proprietary hardware model with CLI configurations to software running on x86 compute equipment.  This is a massive transformation that requires additional skillsets and a different mindset.  Hardware skillsets become less important and software skillsets are needed, something many mobile service providers are early in the process of developing.  All of these challenges have mobile service providers facing some uncertainties how to proceed with NFV and therefore, are delaying NFV deployments.

 

Recognizing these challenges, Brocade and Metaswitch have teamed up to help mobile service providers accelerate the deployment of NFV by developing a ‘NFV-in-a-Box’ solution, specifically focused on allowing mobile operators to deploy NFV-based IMS VoLTE. Rather than NFV simply being a technology to implement without a clear path as to how, Brocade and Metaswitch have combined technologies to develop pre-integrated and validated solutions. Combined, these solutions represent an ‘Easy button’ approach to VoLTE NFV deployments. 

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