Napatech has released the latest whitepaper in its “Time to ReThink” series, which addresses the rapid growth in data volume and complexity facing network equipment manufacturers today. In Time to ReThink SDN and NFV , Napatech focuses on how real-time insight can be implemented in conjunction with software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) in order to assure quality of experience (QoE) and security in telecom networks.
The technology for implementing real-time insight to manage SDN and NFV already exists. It is not a technical hurdle, but involves rethinking the role of carriers. A modern carrier needs to partner with a growing ecosystem of OTT players to ensure that subscribers are getting what they want, the way they want it. Napatech enables the real-time insight to make this possible, while also reducing time-to-market and risk.
- The promise of agility and flexibility of SDN and NFV must be complemented by the real-time capability to adapt.
- Real-time insight into network and service usage provides the intelligence for SDN controllers and NFV management to act. This can be to reroute traffic, increase bandwidth in a certain area, change service parameters or even offer a new service or upgrade.
- Real-time insight can be used to assure QoE and security that in turn can be sold as services to over-the-top (OTT) service providers.
- Integrating this capability into SDN and NFV builds agility and responsiveness into carrier organizations.
Napatech enables real-time analysis of applications and services used on mobile networks through guaranteed data delivery and nanosecond time-stamping resolution.