NFV Service Assurance Platform

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is transforming the telecom industry by changing the way networks are built and operated. End-to-end Network Services (NS) like Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), or elementary functions like edge routers and firewalls, are being delivered as software modules and instantiated in virtualized and cloud environments backed by high-volume commodity servers. This delivery model replaces the traditional approach of using fixed function, proprietary and expensive hardware.

A determining factor for NFV adoption is performance. Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) running on standard multicore servers should perform at least as efficient as their legacy equivalents.

In a carrier network this requirement becomes even stronger to meet critical targets such as low latency, high throughput and deterministic behavior (low jitter), that ultimately guarantee exceptional quality of experience (QoE) for the end customer.

Intracom Telecom's NFV Service Assurance Platform is a platform that boosts the performance and energy efficiency of virtualized Network functions running on commercial of the shelf x86 servers to carrier grade levels.

  • Intelligent Network Service placement.
  • Non-disruptive Network Service collocation using programmable isolation technologies.
  • Adaptive, SLA-guided Network Service optimizations.
  • Energy-friendly deployment choices.
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use Graphical User Interface with comprehensive graphs.
  • Automatic creation of editable optimization profiles.
  • Leverage best practices from High Performance Computing/ Systems disciplines.
  • Take advantage of data analytics and machine learning techniques.
  • Exploit combined automatic discovery of hardware, software and NFV workload characteristics.

Benefits

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of Network Services based on their KPIs.
  • Increase the performance of Network Services.
  • Reduce the power consumption of NFV data centers.
  • Minimize CAPEX and OPEX costs.