Brocade and VMware deploy NFV solutions for Smartsky Networks

brocade-vmware-nfv-solutionBrocade and VMware have been selected by SmartSky Networks to build a cutting-edge air-to-ground broadband network. Brocade and VMware will be deploying network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions for high-speed and in-flight connectivity. SmartSky is deploying the Brocade Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) running on VMware vCloud NFV to implement a new network, connecting more than 250 cell sites strategically placed across the continental U.S. SmartSky’s air-to-ground network will provide airborne users with online experiences comparable with those in an office or at home.

The combined NFV solution from Brocade and VMware enables SmartSky to take a software-defined approach to network infrastructure that is more agile, flexible and cost-effective than a hardware-based approach…Read more

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