What if a Service Provider Snagged Brocade’s Virtual Router?
#Brocade owns some software-defined networking ( #SDN ) and network functions virtualization ( #NFV ) assets that haven’t been claimed by either #Arris or #Extreme. And Brocade is shopping these assets around to prospective buyers. The technologies include a virtual router, an SDN controller, and a virtual load balancer. There are some rumors circulating that a service provider may be contemplating purchasing these assets. If a service provider, such as #ATT or #Verizon, purchased #Brocade ’s virtual router technology, that could take a bite out of the router business for vendors such as #Juniper Networks and #Cisco.