Brocade introduced its Vyatta 5600 vRouter designed for NFV deployments in telco-class networks.
The Brocade Vyatta 5600 virtual router is a follow-on from the company's Vyatta 5400 vRouter for multitenant workloads, which is deployed in some of the largest clouds, including Amazon, Rackspace and SoftLayer. The Vyatta vRouter runs on multicore Intel x86 servers.
The new Vyatta 5600 is up to 40 times faster than competitive virtual routing products, according to Brocade, as it leverages the latest network-centric x86 packet processing technology from Intel and 10 GbE Network Interface Cards (NICs). Brocade's vPlane technology enables up to 10 Gbps throughput per x86 core. The first use cases include BGP routing, ACL offload and Virtual BGP Route Reflection.
The Vyatta 5600 vRouter is currently in limited availability and scheduled for general availability at the end of 2013.
In November 2012, Brocade announced its acquisition of privately held Vyatta, a developer of networking software, in an all-cash transaction. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Vyatta, which was based in Belmont, California, developed a software-based network operating system that is highly relevant for multiple applications in network virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN) and private/public cloud computing platforms. The Vyatta Network OS delivers advanced routing and security functionality for physical, virtual and cloud networks. It includes dynamic routing, stateful firewall, VPN support, traffic management, etc. and runs on multicore x86 processors, common hypervisor platforms and emerging cloud architectures. Vyatta expanded the platform to include Policy-Based Routing (PBR), BGP Multipath, IPsec for IPv6 and other advanced capabilities.