Having announced the VMware Ready certification program for NFV at last month’s VMworld event in Barcelona, two of VMware’s leading technology partners have completed the formal certification process to become VMware Ready for NFV.
The VMware Ready program designates VMware’s highest level of endorsement for products and solutions created by our established partners. The accreditation builds customer confidence and accelerates partner opportunity.
Brocade and Versa Networks have already shown leadership in delivering real-world NFV solutions to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) running on the VMware virtualization platform. The VMware Ready certification provides CSPs with the confidence that NFV solutions will deploy, run, and interoperate with vCloud NFV.
Brocade vEPC is a software-based fully virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC) designed from the ground-up for a virtualized environment that consists of independent slices of control, data, and session management. This design is free of the redundant functionality and inter-node interfaces that increase costs and reduce performance in hardware-based packet cores. With Brocade vEPC you have any-size network with linear performance scaling on Intel x86 servers for cost-effective business growth.
Versa Networks FlexVNF software provides a broad set of carrier-grade virtualized network and security functions (VNF) that can scale out/in on-demand, and provide full multi-tenancy. Versa VNFs include a full set of networking capabilities such as routing, DHCP, QoS, CGNAT, IPsec VPN, and SD-WAN, as well as a wide range of basic and advanced security functions like stateful/next generation firewall, URL filtering, IPS/AV, and malware protection.
It’s exciting to have Brocade and Versa Networks join the VMware Ready for NFV program and I’m looking forward to more partners certifying in the near future.
You can find out more at:
Brocade vEPC VMware Ready for NFV
Versa Networks FlexVNF VMware Ready for NFV
VMware vCloud NFV
VMware Solution Exchange
VMware Telco NFV Group