NFV and Cloud Enablement

Network Functions Virtualization

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are embracing a new deployment methodology. They’re moving network infrastructure functionality from proprietary hardware deployments to virtualized, software-based applications using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers that leverage the latest in virtualization technology. This is known as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

NFV is pushing the envelope when it comes to the way CSPs traditionally have deployed, managed and connected network infrastructure and delivered services. And with 5G, NFV and Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts are fundamental to this next wave of network evolution and will help facilitate the projected growth in mobile connected devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). Download the infographic on the Benefits of NFV and find out more about ways service providers are automating the network infrastructure cloud.

Dialogic DNA: Delivering virtualized carrier class solutions

Dialogic DNA: Delivering virtualized carrier class solutions

Dialogic has been on the forefront of delivering functionality in software and enabling our applications to run in virtualized environments. Dialogic applications are architected for virtual environments where open APIs and support for Open Source software is paramount.

Dialogic media processing and load balancing solutions work within Open Stack environments to support automated lifecycle management workflows including onboarding, instantiation and scaling. Our products have also been recognized when it comes to NFV for their innovation in supporting multivendor interoperability, automation and functional decomposition.

Importance of Modular VNF Design

Moving to a Cloud/NFV environment takes more than placing legacy applications in virtual machines. CSPs are taking lessons from the cloud for direction on tools and approaches for application automation and service chaining, and applying those techniques to virtualized infrastructure services.

Dialogic’s VNF development progression mirrors CSPs’ NFV deployment timeframes:

  1. Move network functions to COTS hardware
  2. Port network functionality to virtualized environments
  3. NFV orchestration and management
  4. Decomposition of functionality to optimize VNF performance

Smart VNF architectures help maximize deployment profitability. Decomposing functionality within an application allows for more efficient scaling-up and scaling out of resources when they’re needed and where they’re needed. Also, Dialogic VNF solutions embrace forward looking virtualization technology like containers in addition to virtual machines to more efficiently utilize underlying virtual compute and storage resources as well as respond more rapidly to customer demand.

Open VNF applications

Open VNF applications. PowerMedia XMS NFV-ready solution can work with third party orchestration tools

Our PowerMedia XMS NFV-ready solution can work with third party orchestration tools and can be deployed using an open-based approach to virtualized infrastructure management in either public cloud or private cloud environments. Dialogic is committed to supporting industry initiatives pressing for open source approaches to building NFV environments like OPNFV and OpenStack.

Dialogic Cloud-ready Solutions

Dialogic portfolio of cloud-ready solutions can enable CSPs to start taking advantage of the benefits of deploying infrastructure in the cloud

Products

PowerMedia® XMS Media Server

  • IMS/VoLTE-ready Media Resource Function (MRF) and Media Resource Broker (MRB)
  • WebRTC gateway
  • Virtualized transcoding, video and audio conferencing

PowerMedia® Media Resource Broker (MRB)

  • Resilient media server load balancing and pooling for automated application delivery
  • Better utilization of media processing resources
  • Multivendor support including 3rd party NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) applications including VNF Manager (VNFM) and Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM)

PowerVille® Load Balancer (LB)

  • Real-Time Communications (RTC) LB
  • High-performance, cloud-ready, and fully optimized
  • Uniquely architected for Real-Time Communications (RTC) application delivery

BorderNet® Session Border Controller (SBC)

  • Feature rich software-based session control, security, mediation and routing
  • Software scalability up to thousands of signaling and media sessions
  • Software-based transcoding

PowerVille® Cloud-ready Applications

  • Revenue ready applications for service providers and enterprises
  • Cloud Centrex, conferencing, visual IVR, and auto-attendant multi-tenant white label services
  • Wide array of virtualized environment support

Dialogic Signaling Interface Unit (SIU)

  • Signaling Gateway and Message Router for virtualized STP replacements and SMS/SCCP routing
  • Used by application developers to offload the heavy lifting required for processing signaling traffic

ControlSwitch® System Softswitch

  • Virtualized Call-Session Control and Routing solution for IMS/VoLTE and NGN applications
  • Flexible service creation capabilities and support for fraud detection, actionable analytics, and extensive real-time reporting
  • Advanced modular software architecture and decomposed functionality for unparalleled scalability and reliability

BFX Interface Gateway

  • Virtualized Interworking Function (IWF), Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) and Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) for 3G and 4G networks
  • Signaling interworking, mediation and EAP authentication server for Wi-Fi offload applications
  • Integrated message router and gateway STP
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