VNF

Network functions virtualization (NFV) separates network functions from hardware to create virtualized networks that can run on commodity hardware, allowing networks to be more flexible and cost-effective. At the core of NFV are the virtual network functions (VNFs) that handle specific networking functions like firewalls, NAT or load balancing. Individual VNFs are connected or combined as building blocks by service chaining to create a fully virtualized environment. ALTEN Calsoft Labs has been in the forefront in the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) space supporting both network equipment manufacturers and telecom operators in development, testing, orchestration, integration and operations support for new VNF deployments. Our industry standard solutions and inhouse developed frameworks serve as accelerators to help customers go to the market faster and achieve business agility and innovation.

VNF – SOLUTION OFFERINGS

ALTEN Calsoft Labs’ Virtual Private Network Gateway provides Service Providers and Enterprises an extremely scalable & high-performance IP Sec VPN solution.

Our Virtual WLAN Controller is a highly scalable and standardized solution for Enterprise Wi-Fi access points and Carrier Wi-Fi hotspots management. We ensure optimized network performance and centralized control of wireless deployments.

ALTEN Calsoft Labs’ Virtual CPE solution enable service providers to provide their enterprise customers cloud based customer premises equipment (CPE) that streamlines a myriad of network functions like routing, security, VPN, NAT and even WAN Optimization.

Virtualization of B-RAS functions offers high-level of flexibility, scalability and investment protection to broadband service providers. B-RASs running as virtual appliances allows Telcos to deploy products that can support on-demand scalability, and flexibility to enable dynamic QoS and security policy enforcement at a lower cost (TCO).

ALTEN Calsoft Labs’ Virtual Firewall Framework is a reusable high performance DPDK optimized security solution that can be used by Network Equipment Manufacturers (NEM) to develop customized Virtual CPE (vCPE), Firewall or IDS/IPS solutions for network operators.

With a section of the market shifting towards Virtual ADCs, ALTEN Calsoft Labs has been involved in development, testing and release of Soft ADC products in VMware ESX/ESXi and KVM environments.

VNF – SERVICE OFFERINGS

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VNF Development

  • Architect, Design and Develop VNFs
  • DPDK based VNF Optimization
  • Support for different virtualization architecture
  • Support for different virtual environments
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Management & Orchestration

  • VNF lifecycle management and orchestration
  • Multi vendor VNF management and orchestration
  • VNF service orchestration
  • FCAPS and VNF management framework
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Benchmarking and Performance Testing

  • Benchmarking VNF performance
  • DPDK based Performance improvement
  • Fast path optimization
  • Benchmarking test labs and certification
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VNF Deployment

  • VNF staging and integration
  • VNF deployment in multi-cloud platforms
  • Multi vendor VNF on-boarding
  • VNF deployment in different Hypervisor environment

Success Stories

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PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISATION AND BENCH MARKING

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CUSTOMIZED RESIDENTIAL vCPE AND vROUTER VNFs

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VNF BENCHMARKING IN A Wi-Fi DISTRIBUTED NETWORK

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