Brocade launches Vyatta 5600 vRouter
Virtual router is designed to be 40 times faster that competitive virtual routing products
Brocade has launched the Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter, a virtual router designed to be capable of providing advanced routing in software without sacrificing the reliability and performance of hardware networking solutions. The company claims that the router is up to 40 times faster than competitive virtual routing products.
The Brocade Vyatta 5600 rounds off the company's NFV product portfolio and is designed to deliver a huge performance boost over the Brocade Vyatta 5400 vRouter, which is currently the world's most widely deployed virtual router, being used by industry leaders such as Amazon, Rackspace and SoftLayer and suitable for smaller workloads such as cloud multi-tenancy and edge device consolidation. The new router is designed for networks where high performance virtual routing is required.
Brocade Vyatta 5600 is the first product equipped with Brocade's vPlaneTM technology, capable of 10 Gbps throughput per x86 core. Brocade's vPlane architecture is the industry's first highly scalable Layer 3 data forwarding plane for next-generation telco, enterprise and cloud networks. Leveraging innovations from Brocade and Intel, vPlane delivers breakthrough levels of performance and enables more efficient network designs for virtualised data centres.
"Telecom Operators and service providers with legacy proprietary hardware today find it very difficult and expensive to constantly upgrade systems at the time of introducing new revenue earning network services. NFV addresses this problem and dramatically speeds up the time in which services can be deployed due to the flexibility and agility of virtualisation and minimises the typical network operator cycle of innovation. By leveraging software instead of deploying traditional purpose-built hardware, Middle East operators will find tremendous CapEx savings when deploying revolutionary NFV solutions like the Vyatta 5400 vRouter," said Yarob Sakhnini, director, Systems Engineering at Brocade.
Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter is currently in limited availability and scheduled for general availability at the end of 2013.