Astellia, leading provider of network and subscriber intelligence for mobile operators, announced recently that it will be integrating Tap Manager for flow duplication in its virtual monitoring solution. This key enabler for virtualized network monitoring has been co-developed with the Institute of Research and Technology b<>com.
For the last two years, Astellia has been working with b<>com, a French Innovation Center with strong expertise in NFV/SDN (Network Function Virtualization/Software Defined Networking), to ensure the good integration of monitoring solutions in an NFV environment.
When functions in the network become virtualized, the interfaces can no longer be physically tapped. This changes how and where to monitor. Monitoring solutions must be virtualized to be deployed together with the network and to follow network elasticity. Monitoring solutions hence become themselves a Virtual Network Function (VNF) as part of the virtual network.
To meet new IP flow duplication requirements, Astellia actively contributed within b<>com to the Tap Manager application definition and development. The application detects any changes in the network and instructs the network controller to duplicate and forward the relevant flows to virtual probes. The Tap manager leverages the northbound Application Programming Interface (API) of SDN network controllers that manage the network in an end-to-end perspective, connecting all VNF functions together. The solution is fully integrated in the OpenStack Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) and respects all constraints regarding network security of Neutron (OpenStack Network-as-a-Service module).
With its innovations, the Institute of Research and Technology (IRT) b<>com is taking part in the European digital transformation. Its 230 researchers develop tools, products, and services that make everyday life easier. They focus on two fields of research: Hypermedia (ultra-high definition images, 3D sound, smart content, virtual and augmented reality) and more agile ultra-high speed networks (cloud, cybersecurity, ultra-high speed mobile, network resilience, Internet of Things). Of the many fields of application for these technologies, e-health has allowed b<>com to participate in the digital revolution going on in medicine. Founded through a public/private partnership, the IRT gathers the best experts from industry and academia at its campus in France. www.b-com.com
Astellia is a leading provider of network and subscriber intelligence enabling mobile operators to drive service quality, maximize operational efficiency, reduce churn and develop revenues. Its vendor-independent real-time monitoring and troubleshooting solution optimizes networks end-to-end, from radio to core. Astellia’s unique blend of products and services provides automated optimization, actionable geolocated insights and big-data analytics to Network Operations, Service Operation Center, Customer Care and Marketing teams.
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