Brocade’s 5600 vRouter is purpose-built for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), bringing an impressive performance boost. As the first virtual router for carrier-class networks, the Brocade 5600 is the highest-performing software router in the industry, performing at 10+ Gbps per physical core. Brocade’s 5600 delivers advanced routing, stateful firewall, NAT, and VPN capabilities in software without sacrificing the reliability and carrier-class performance of hardware networking solutions.
The Brocade 5600 allows service providers to rapidly scale services up and down with their business demands through flexible and elastic deployment options, accelerating the time to market of network services. The next-generation platform architecture easily consolidates resources, maximizing utilization of the underlying hardware infrastructure and helping to significantly reduce capital and operating costs. With the Brocade 5600, organizations gain a comprehensive NFV solution for building high-performance, optimized, and secure networks in environments where agility and automation are critical.
By offering carrier-class performance and reliability in a software solution that runs on commercial off-the-shelf servers, Brocade 5600 vRouters change the economics of networking while driving innovation inside and outside the data center.
Brocade vPlane® technology enables hardware-like routing performance in a software-based network appliance. It is the industry’s first highly scalable data forwarding plane for next-generation telco, enterprise, and cloud networks. Leveraging innovations from Brocade and the Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), vPlane technology delivers breakthrough levels of performance and enables more efficient network designs for various data center and telco use cases.
vPlane technology is a Layer 3 forwarding plane that is architecturally separate from the Brocade vRouter control plane. By utilizing the Intel DPDK, vPlane technology allows each forwarding plane to be allocated to multiple Intel CPU cores. Isolating forwarding planes on individual x86 cores enables the Brocade 5600 to deliver 10+ Gbps performance while eliminating resource contention.
Brocade’s 5600 vRouter is offered with a flexible set of licensing options designed to meet customers’ specific requirements. These purchase options include a term-based license, with terms of one or three years, or a perpetual license. In addition, the Brocade 5600 vRouter is offered with a data plane capacity-based license with options of 1-vCPU, 2-vCPU, 3-vCPU, and 24-vCPU, each available with subscription-based or perpetual-based terms (see Table 2). Contact Brocade for more information on ordering and licensing.
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