Edge Router Platform Maintenance & Development



About the Client

The client is a multinational provider of communications technology & services.

Business need

The client wanted ALTEN Calsoft Labs to maintain their Edge Router platform, drive new development and Network Virtualization. The key challenges of the project were:

  • Fulfilment / on-boarding of resources
  • Attrition Management
  • Meeting the Exit criteria at the setup date
  • Resolve customer reported defects as per SLAs committed

Solution delivered

ALTEN Calsoft Labs designed and implemented features & addressed defects / issues reported in the Router platform software components which enables the product to support:

  • Distributed control plane
  • Scalability, performance & high availability
  • Application portability
  • Efficient inter-process communication

ALTEN Calsoft Labs contributions to the project included –

  • Analysing, providing RCA & fixing the issues within the SLA
  • Design & implementation of features in platform software
  • Working with cross-functional teams to identify platform software requirements and design & implementation of generic C libraries
  • Design & implementation of the changes needed to support third party applications on platform / COTS
  • Verifying compliance of platform with respect to given functional requirements

Business benefits

ALTEN Calsoft Labs’ assembled a cream talent in technology space (NFV) relevant to this assignment, in time. A transfer plan with well-defined entry/exit criteria for on time delivery was designed and followed in the course of project execution. ALTEN Calsoft Labs’ track record of extending Agile experiences & best practices to NFV projects was extensively leveraged for the success of the project.

Technology stack

  • Linux & Virtualization environments: KVM, Xen, OpenStack, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Scripting languages: Perl/ Python/Bash
  • OpenFlow/OVS/DPDK integration
  • Network test tools: Ixia, Spirent, TCPDump, netperf, ntttcp, Iperf

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