Qosmos Successfully Completes Proof of Concept (PoC) of Service Function Chaining for Fixed Broadband

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Qosmos Layer 7 traffic classification used to create dynamic service combinations in an open, virtualized environment based on OpenStack and OpenDaylight.

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Layer 7 traffic classification is key to creating any type of service combination quickly and easily in an open virtualized environment.

Qosmos®, the market leader in Internet Protocol (IP) traffic classification and network intelligence technology used in physical, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) architectures, today announced a successful joint Proof of Concept (PoC) for service function chaining in fixed broadband networks. The project was completed in collaboration with Telekom Research & Development (TM R&D), a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and the work was conducted in TM’s R&D facility in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

The objective of the project was to validate the target design of a virtualized access network combined with dynamic service chaining of value-added services.

Technically, traffic from an access network based on OpenStack and virtual routers is submitted to a service chaining infrastructure which steers traffic to various service functions (virtual router, firewall, WAN accelerator, etc.) based on layer 2-7 classification from the Qosmos Classifier® (e.g. SSL, RTP, SSH, FTP, Facebook, P2P, Gmail, YouTube, Web browsing, etc.)

Key elements of the PoC:

  •     OpenStack
  •     Virtual routers
  •     Qosmos Classifier
  •     SDN controller based on OpenDaylight
  •     Graphical User Interface (GUI) for performance management

The Qosmos Classifier is the world’s first Layer 7 Service Classifier, driven by OpenDaylight SFC API. This product is essential for dynamic, application-aware service chaining in mobile or fixed broadband networks. The classification is based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), content recognition, and session behavior.

Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO at Qosmos: “I am pleased to partner with TM R&D to implement new ways to build, deploy and manage networking services dynamically and cost-effectively. Our PoC demonstrates the key role of Layer 7 traffic classification to programmatically create any type of service combination quickly and easily in an open virtualized environment.”

For more information about the Qosmos Classifier®, see http://www.qosmos.com/products/service-classifier/

About Qosmos
Qosmos leads the market for IP traffic classification and network intelligence technology used in physical, SDN and NFV architectures. The company supplies software to vendors who embed real-time application visibility in their products for traffic optimization, service chaining, quality of service, analytics, cyber security and more. Qosmos customers benefit from fast time to market and continuous signature updates for their products. As the leading supplier of IP traffic classification and network intelligence software, Qosmos contributes actively to open source projects and international standards, and serves 75% of the market.

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