Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an initiative to virtualize network functions – both data plane as well as control plane, basically any function that was previously carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware devices such as a switch, router, modem, etc., that typically was a dedicated hardware coupled with necessary software and management functions. It aims to transform traditional networks that was characterized by single box solutions from multiple vendors into the next generation network architecture by leveraging industry standard IT virtualization technology to consolidate many virtual network functions onto industry standard high volume servers, switches and storage, which could be located anywhere based on the need, say in Datacenters, Network Nodes and in the end user premises.
ALTEN Calsoft Labs has been working on building a “software centric, vendor agnostic open source” based solutions since 2012, even before the term NFV was officially coined. As pioneers in the Network Function Virtualization space, we have the distinction of providing services to some of the industry’s first NFV Proof of Concepts (PoC) and commercial deployments in L4-L7 Switching, Load Balancing, WAN Optimization, Security Gateways, Virtual Private Network (VPN) Gateways, Virtual CPE (vCPE), Virtual WLAN Controller and Virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vB-RAS) solutions.
A member of ETSI NFV ISG, ALTEN Calsoft Labs has a team of experts in virtualization techniques, VNF (Vitual Network Function) architecture, Intel® DPDK based VNF performance optimization, VNF development, testing, packaging and deployment in Enterprise and Service Provider environments.
A number of network functions traditionally are deployed using a dedicated hardware infrastructure in today’s enterprise and service provider networks.
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 (NFV Orchestration).
Benchmarking and Performance Tuning
VNF Management & NFV Orchestration
VNF Porting and Testing
ALTEN Calsoft Labs offers robust open-standards based high performance VNF and NFV Orchestration frameworks to help NEMs to accelerate development and deployment of NFV solutions.