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Brocade Achieves Vmware Ready(Tm) Status For Network Functions Virtualization

Brocade and VMware Drive NFV Ecosystem Expansion With Commitment to Standardization

Brocade  today announced that the Brocade® Virtual BrocadeEvolved Packet Core has achieved VMware Ready™ status for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process, the BROCADE VIRTUAL EVOLVED PACKET CORE has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement, and can be found on the VMWARE SOLUTION EXCHANGE (VSX).

“This certification demonstrates a strong commitment between VMware as the leading virtualization vendor and Brocade as the networking leader for the New IP,” said Sachin Kapur, senior director, Software Engineering, Mobile Networking R&D, Brocade. “Brocade is one of the first to be certified by VMware Ready for NFV, and the certification builds on existing success Brocade and VMware have shared in delivering NFV solutions to the market.”

Brocade has shown leadership in delivering real-world NFV solutions to Communication Service Providers running on the VMware virtualization platform, and VMware Ready for NFV certifies the Brocade Virtual Evolved Packet Core for compatibility with the VMware NFV infrastructure. The Brocade Virtual Evolved Packet Core provides linear and independent scaling in signaling, throughput and storage, and exceeds the performance available from purpose-built hardware for traditional Evolved Packet Cores — all while enabling lower total cost of ownership.

“We are pleased that Brocade qualifies for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware infrastructure, which can speed time to value within customer environments,” said Howard Hall senior director, Global Technology Partnering Organization, VMware.

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the VMWARE TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE PARTNER PROGRAM that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to help lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions.

The Brocade Virtual Evolved Packet Core can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) atHTTPS://SOLUTIONEXCHANGE.VMWARE.COM/STORE/PRODUCTS/BROCADE-VEPC.

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