This paper explores the challenges and opportunities posed by DPI in future SDN-based and virtualized carrier networks and outlines Qosmos’ vision for L4-7 Network Intelligence as a shared resource for service-aware networks.
Paris, France – December 13, 2012. Network Intelligence and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology provider Qosmos (www.qosmos.com) today announced release of a new white paper, “The Role of DPI In An SDN World,” prepared by Graham Finnie, Chief Analyst at Heavy Reading, on behalf of Qosmos.
The white paper explores current market drivers for DPI and its importance for network operators within virtual networking initiatives, such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and cloud-based services.
According to 66% of Network Equipment Vendors, DPI is already a “must have technology”(1). Heavy Reading’s new white paper shows that DPI is destined to play an even larger role as software defined and other virtualized networking environments emerge.
“SDN and DPI have similar objectives. Simply put, DPI seeks to make the network application-aware, while SDN seeks to make applications network-aware.” says Finnie. “DPI is likely to be at least as important in an SDN as it is today, and making the right decisions about where and how to deploy it is among the more important choices the industry faces.”
“The white paper includes Qosmos’ view of how L4-7 Network Intelligence can be standardized and deployed as a shared resource in emerging network architectures. This approach would reduce costs for vendors and operators and improve the interoperability between solutions,” said Erik Larsson, Vice President of Marketing at Qosmos.
Qosmos is already leveraging its leadership position in L4-7 Network Intelligence to lead the movement towards standardization with industry groups such as the ONF and ETSI, with vendors such as Intel and HP, and with presentations at industry conferences such as the SDN Summit and the Open Networking Summit.
“We believe DPI with metadata extraction — L4-7 Network Intelligence — should be established as a standard information source, both in the form of an extension to OpenFlow and for non-SDN architectures. This would allow network operators to share the same deep traffic analysis across all network elements and applications, and would translate into significant operational and financial benefits for the entire industry” says Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO of Qosmos.1 – Heavy Reading industry survey on Embedded DPI
To download the whitepaper, click here.
Qosmos transforms networks into information sources and enables entirely new services and applications. The company’s Network Intelligence (NI) technology recognizes thousands of communication protocols and metadata attributes for the most accurate picture of real-time data activity on networks. Qosmos NI components are used by vendors in telecommunications and cybersecurity to build next-generation solutions where real-time intelligence is critical, such as traffic optimization, Quality of Service, analytics, firewalls, cyber defense and more, making them more secure, efficient and profitable. www.qosmos.com
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