Qosmos Co-publishes White Paper with Heavy Reading on Service Chaining in Carrier Networks

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New white paper explores how operators can dynamically create services using appliance-based and virtual network functions (VNFs). It analyzes implementation options in carrier networks, specifically addressing the role of the classifier and the importance of traffic metadata.

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This research confirms the essential role of the classifier function for effective service chaining.

Qosmos®, the market leader in embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and network intelligence technology for use in physical, virtualized and in SDN architectures, today announced the release of a new white paper, “Service Chaining in Carrier Networks,” prepared by Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, on behalf of Qosmos. Heavy Reading, Qosmos and Intel will present selected findings of the white paper during a live webinar on 17th February 2015.

This white paper describes how operators can dynamically create services using appliance-based and virtual network functions (VNFs). It analyzes implementation options in carrier networks, specifically addressing the role of the classifier, packet-header options, and the importance of traffic metadata. It is based on a combination of continuous Heavy Reading industry research and a recent survey among telecom operators on service chaining.

Key areas covered by the white paper:

  • The need for dynamic service chaining
  • Service chaining use cases
  • Service Function Chaining (SFC) architecture
  • Deployment of the classifier function
  • The role of metadata and Network Services Header (NSH)

The publication of the paper coincides with the announcement of the Qosmos Classifier™, the market’s first standards-based, dedicated service classifier, designed to enable any type of service combination while optimizing networking and infrastructure costs. The Qosmos Classifier is especially well-suited to enable intelligent, dynamic service chaining for mobile Gi-LAN environments.

To download the whitepaper, click here.

For more information on the webinar and to register, click here.

To learn more about Qosmos Classifier, see: http://www.qosmos.com/products/service-classifier

Quotes:
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading: “Today’s network services are characterized by hand-crafted complexity and long, static lifecycles. Dynamic service chaining enhances the operator’s ability to adapt to change and expands the addressable market for telecom network services.”

Erik Larsson, VP marketing at Qosmos: “This research confirms the essential role of the classifier function for effective service chaining. Telecom operators are counting on standards-based, dedicated service classifiers to enable new service combinations while optimizing networking and infrastructure costs.”

About Qosmos
Qosmos leads the market for embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and network intelligence technology used in physical, SDN and NFV architectures. The company supplies software to vendors who embed real-time application awareness in their products for traffic optimization, service chaining, quality of service, analytics, cyber security and more. Qosmos brings fast time to market for network intelligence and continuous protocol signature updates inside physical, SDN and NFV networking products. As the leading supplier of embedded intelligence software, Qosmos contributes actively to international standards and serves 75% of the market.

For more information, please visit http://www.qosmos.com

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