NFV

Pioneering Network Innovation through Network Function Virtualization

NFV allows network operators to instantiate new network services where it is needed most, thereby helping operators to reduce network complexity and enabling them to deliver new revenue generating services in an agile and cost effective manner.

ALTEN Calsoft Labs has been working on virtualization of network functions since 2012, even before the term NFV was officially coined. As pioneers in this space, we have the distinction of providing services to some of the industry's first NFV PoCs and commercial deployments in L4-L7 switching, Load Balancing, WAN optimization, Security Gateways, VPN Gateways, Virtual CPE, Virtual WLAN controller and Virtual B-RAS solutions.

A member of ETSI NFV ISG, ALTEN Calsoft Labs has a team of experts in virtualization techniques, VNF architecture, Intel® DPDK based VNF performance optimization, VNF development, testing, packaging and deployment in Enterprise and Service Provider environments.

Industry Alliances

Our Services

ALTEN Calsoft Labs offers product engineering and systems integration services to network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and network operators to help them build, deploy, manage and orchestrate Virtual Network Functions.

Product Engineering Services

VNF Development

VNF Development

  • Architect, design and develop VNFs
  • Intel DPDK based VNF optimization
  • Support for different virtualization architectures (LXC/Para/Full Virtualization)
  • Support for different virtual environments (VMware/KVM/Xen)
VNF Management & Orchestration

VNF Management & Orchestration

  • Design and development of FCAPS and VNF lifecycle management framework
  • Develop VNF packages for a service deployment, and Service lifecycle management features
  • Integrate and validate with third-party NFV orchestrators or legacy NMS/OSS
Benchmarking and Performance Tuning

Benchmarking and Performance Tuning

  • Benchmarking VNF performance in Enterprise/Telco cloud environments
  • Performance improvements with Intel® DPDK based optimization
  • Fast path optimization using off loading techniques
VNF Porting and Testing

VNF Porting and Testing

  • Porting from custom silicon to COTS x86 platform
  • Migration of VNFs to a different Hypervisor/OS environment
  • VNF testing using industry leading test tools/equipment

Systems Integration Services

VNF Deployment

VNF Deployment

  • Prepare VNF deployment blueprint
  • VNF staging and integration (with NMS/ NFVO/ OSS/ SDN controller)
  • Test Service and VNF lifecycle management features
  • Support Field Trials

Operations Support

  • Service Roll out Management
  • Provisioning & Configuration management
  • Service Monitoring
  • L2/L3 Technical support
  • NFV Infrastructure management
  • Fine tune VNF-FG and Service lifecycle management policies
Operations Support
Service Assurance

Service Assurance

  • Debug and fix functional, performance and interoperability issues
  • Patch management
  • Support on boarding of new Network Services
  • Conduct Lab / Field Trials for new Network Services
  • Support migration to a new NFVI-PoP in the operator’s network
  • Monitor and update Service and VNF lifecycle management policies
 

NFV Frameworks

ALTEN Calsoft Labs offers robust open-standards based high performance VNF and Orchestration frameworks to help NEMs to accelerate development and deployment of NFV solutions.

Cloud VPN Gateway

Overview

  • Highly scalable carrier grade framework, provides standards-based IPsec VPN services and management functionality
  • Delivers significantly higher performance on industry standard x86 hardware as compared to legacy VPN gateway appliances
  • Tested with industry standard high-end test equipment from Ixia to measure IPsec throughput performance

Key Features

  • Supports IPsec VPN & IKE, NAT, VRF and Dynamic Routing with Site-to-site VPN, Remote access and Mobility
  • Optimized fast path processing using Intel® DPDK
  • Centralized management using OpenStack based orchestrator, CLI based device configuration and monitoring based on Syslog and application usage statistics reporting

Unique Value Proposition

  • Total Capex savings of 80% in comparison with legacy appliance
  • Lower Operational Cost due to reduced rack space, power requirement and air conditioning
  • 95% reduction in rack space as against legacy appliance
  • Supports more than 100,000 IPsec VPN tunnels in a single RU unit
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NFVOps

Overview

  • Management and orchestration framework based on ETSI NFV ISG specification
  • Enables automated service provisioning, service fulfilment and end-to-end service quality assurance of Network Functions on virtual clouds
  • Helps customers to easily deploy, manage and orchestrate Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and roll out new services, thereby simplifying network operations

Key Features

  • Core orchestration features include auto scaling, instance & service remediation, service chaining and NFV-O policy management & policy enforcement
  • Supports VNF packaging for service deployment, VNF & service lifecycle management
  • Health monitoring, Configuration and Performance management
  • Integration with 3rd party NFV orchestrators and NMS/OSS

Unique Value Proposition

  • Open, scalable and customizable framework
  • Allows fast definition of new services & reuse of previous definitions
  • Significant reduction in delivery, installation & service activation time from 90 days to ~60 minutes
  • Significant OPEX savings
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Virtual CPE

Overview

  • Offers a reusable software platform that can be used to deliver customized vCPE solutions to telecom operators
  • Allows service providers to create a flexible service delivery infrastructure for dynamic service provisioning and new service activation for Enterprises
  • Enables agile service provisioning and faster time to revenue.

Key Features

  • Provides core functions such as multi-site Layer-3 VPN, Stateful Firewall, Dynamic NAT, NATP with ALG support, QoS management, etc.
  • Intel® DPDK optimized for high performance
  • Supports different virtualization architectures (LXC/Para/Full Virtualization)
  • Can be deployed on different Linux and Hypervisor distributions (KVM/VMware/Xen)

Unique Value Proposition

  • Can be managed by ETSI MANO compliant NFV orchestrators
  • Built upon industry standards in a modular fashion with well-defined interfaces
  • Expandable platform for different types of VNFs
  • Backed by ALTEN Calsoft Labs' Product Engineering and Systems Integration services
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Virtual WLAN Controller

Overview

  • Enterprise WLAN Controller framework based on "centralized control, distributed forwarding" model
  • Allows centralized control over WLAN infrastructure across multiple sites, eases BYOD administration and security/QoS policy enforcement
  • Removes scalability limitations associated with proprietary hardware based WLAN Controllers

Key Features

  • Core functions include automatic provisioning of APs, Dynamic RF management, Optimal channel selection, Load balancing, Bandwidth & QoS management
  • Supports fine-grained L4-L7 policy enforcement, enhanced security, content filtering, intrusion detection and location based services (LBS)
  • Can be customized for deployment in an enterprise data center, or in a service provider data center as a cloud hosted VNF

Unique Value Proposition

  • Intel® DPDK optimized for high performance
  • Can be managed by any ETSI MANO compliant NFV orchestrators
  • Supports different virtualization architectures (LXC/Para/Full Virtualization)
  • Can be deployed on different Linux and Hypervisor distributions (KVM/VMware/Xen)
  • Backed by ALTEN Calsoft Labs' Product Engineering and Systems Integration services
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