How Packet Brokers Drive Efficiency in Analytics Infrastructure at the Mobile Edge
As mobile data traffic continues to grow exponentially, there’s widespread preparation for 5G networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine-to-machine communications. This entails many critical decisions at the mobile packet edge, and high volume analytics tools need to process appropriate traffic to make these decisions.
Accordingly, mobile operators are embracing packet brokers, and numerous Tier 1's in every theatre are using Brocade's Session Director.
It is with great excitement we stuffed our booth (#321) at EMC World 2015 joint EMC and Brocade solutions.
We have the new Brocade 7840 extension switch on display, which is now enhanced to support IP, as well as Fibre Channel, delivering high throughput storage replication between data centers - the equivalent of local replication performance - over long distances with strong encryption to address security and disaster recovery requirements.
One of the more interesting booths at SC’14 was that of the Terabit Project. At the ZIH TU-Dresden booth, I was shown a network infrastructure and applications that were in production and delivering over 1 Terabit of network throughput over 1000km (622mi). This project is focused on demonstrating terabit network capacity for research applications that required maximum high data rates to deliver data in a timely fashion for researchers without tying up the network for days or weeks. The team built the network using a combination of stringent network QoS, the application of new Software Defined Network (SDN) approaches and Network functionality Virtualized(NFV).