Reality-check: boosting VNFs with Vector Packet Processing (VPP)
Cisco’s now open-source virtual switch module has a reputation for high performance, proven technology, flexibility, and a rich feature set. Practically, how can VPP be used to boost VNF performance?
In this presentation, delivered at SDN OpenFlow World Congress 2016, Nicolas Bouthors, CTO, and Christophe Fontaine, OpenSource Software Engineer at Qosmos, address the following points based on practical experience:
– Making multiple applications coexist on a single VPP
– Stretching the envelope from low end to high end implementations
– Testing specific use cases such as DPI, firewalling and NSH Proxy
Discover detailed, real-time network traffic visibility from Qosmos
DPI and IP classification are key technologies residing inside modern networking equipment, used to optimize traffic, to measure quality of experience, or to protect from cyber threats. This video shows the importance of using high performance technology from a specialist such as Qosmos.
Qosmos is the market leader for IP classification and network intelligence software. Our technology provides detailed, real-time traffic visibility up to Layer 7 with continuous signature updates. Qosmos customers benefit from fast time to market and new service opportunities while ensuring the highest performance for their solutions.
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How to Optimize a vCPE Architecture with IP Traffic Classification
Nicolas Bouthors, Qosmos CTO, talks about typical deployment scenarios and explains how detailed real-time L7 visibility can help operators address challenges associated with vCPE services. He describes the role of application classification as a key technology to optimize centralized chaining of services such as security and to enable on-premise services such as QOS.
Networking in Virtualized Environments
Nicolas Bouthors, CTO, Qosmos, shares his vision of networking in virtualized environments. He explains how a new component-based architecture is made possible by combining Network Function Virtualization (NFV) with open software such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight. He goes on to explain the key role of real-time traffic visibility up to layer 7 to understand interaction between networked software components: passive view of traffic behavior, ensuring active security between VMs, and a proactive approach with service chaining.
Layer 7 Visibility – Opening Up New Opportunities For vCPE Services
While many articles and presentations discuss how vCPE technologies can deliver existing services in simpler and cheaper ways, this presentation focuses on new service opportunities enabled by Layer 7 visibility.
Filmed at NFV World Congress 2016, Erik Larsson, VP Marketing at Qosmos, explains why Layer 7 visibility is an essential ingredient of any vCPE strategy for both equipment vendors and operators. He shows the enterprise and operator business drivers for vCPE services and details the importance of L7 visibility to the success of these services, covering areas such as service optimization, introduction of VAS and network security. He explains how operators can use L7 visibility to offer network management functions as value-added services through a web interface, shows the best configuration for service chaining and presents different deployment scenarios, including a reference example.
A copy of Erik’s presentation is available here
Network Management & Monitoring with ENEA & Qosmos
Doug Stefanelli, Principal Software Engineer at ENEA, demonstrates network management using ENEA’s management agent software and element center with Qosmos technology. The demo shows how traffic is monitored as it flows through a service chain of VNFs connected to a Qosmos-based application acting as a firewall. Each VNF has an application that allows you not only to monitor the network traffic, but define the application behavior and view the effects of the changes.
L7 Application Visibility for NFV and Data Centers
In this presentation, Jerome Tollet, CTO at Qosmos, looks at how to create service awareness across networks. He explains the key role of Layer 7 application visibility in SDN & NFV environments and the need for this visibility as part of protocols (e.g. OpenFlow, NSH) and APIs (e.g. ODL SFC). He addresses the integration of L7 application awareness with standard management tools such as OpenStack and ODL and presents two concrete use cases: 1) service Chaining for Gi-LAN, 2) security based on micro-segmentation in datacenters.
OVS and L7 classification (DPI) Use Cases and Demos
Franck Baudin, Senior Software Engineer at Qosmos, explains L7 classification with OVS in a two part demonstration presented at the OVS Conference 2015. The first demonstration shows the asynchronous design of L7 classification with OVS in QoS and Firewalls. The second shows service chaining with VMs managed by OpenStack Kilo and by OpenDayLight Lithium. He explains the rationales behind certain technical choices: why no NSH, what about an NFV use case with DPDK OVS, what about using OVS as a ServiceClassifier and/or as a ServiceFunctionForwarder, what about real NFV deployments, …
Qosmos Demonstrates Intelligent Service Chaining in a Virtualized Environment
Patrick Paul, VP R&D at Qosmos, presents a demonstration of intelligent service chaining running on Cavium’s LiquidIO® adapter. The demo shows a breakthrough combination of intelligence and optimized network processing power that brings significant advantages for datacenter operators interested in dynamic, intelligent service chaining and optimized network infrastructure.
Intelligent, Dynamic Service Function Chaining (SFC)
In this demonstration, Qosmos DPI technology, embedded as a network component, analyses traffic in real time and enables intelligent traffic steering to optimize the number and sequence (chain) of service functions:
– Traffic is steered in the proper chain based on the transported application (L7)
– Chain configuration is dynamically updatable: steering rules, chain definition, service function deployment/removal
How Virtualization Impacts Deep Packet Inspection and Vector Packet Processing
In this interview for Intel® Chip Chat, Nicolas Bouthors, CTO of Qosmos, discusses the impact of virtualization on deep packet inspection (DPI) and vector packet processing (VPP). He explains how DPI traffic collection changes with virtualization and the performance impact. VPP can be used to build virtual network functions (VNF) and is gaining momentum in the industry with OpenStack and OPNFV. Nicolas explains why he is excited about VPP and how the Qosmos collaboration with the Intel Network Builders program provides ecosystem collaboration opportunities and early access to Intel technologies.
Combining Metadata and URL Categorization to Enhance Network Visibility
Daniel Ashby, Senior Vice President for Global Business Development, Netstar, explains how the combination of Qosmos IP classification up to Layer 7 with Netstar’s extensive URL categorization, provides a higher level of visibility to hardware, software and cloud solutions. This enables an in-depth knowledge and understanding of network activity that can be used for higher precision policy management, security and ad tech services.
Analyst Interview: Virtualization & Intelligence – A New Approach to Customer Experience
Jonathon Gordon, Directing Analyst at Expert Market Insight, talks to Erik Larsson, VP Marketing at Qosmos, about the impact of virtualization on the telecom market and growing operator interest in customer experience. He explains how virtualization can change the way network intelligence is used, helping to build a better picture of subscriber activity and leading to more effective decisions that improve the customer experience.
Analyst Interview: Shifting Trends in Telecom Networks
Patrick Lopez, CEO of Core Analysis, speaks with Erik Larsson, VP Marketing at Qosmos, about current trends and factors of change in telecom networks. Among the topics discussed: how expectations for SDN and NFV are being reassessed in spite of progress; how digital content suppliers are going mobile and how a new technology could bring augmented reality to life …
The Key Role of Layer 7 Visibility in Virtualized Environments
Erik Larsson, VP Marketing, Qosmos, talks to Light Reading about the key role of Layer 7 application visibility in virtualized environments: for troubleshooting, security, QoS, and reporting, in data centers and virtualized PoPs.
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Between CEOs: Thibaut Bechetoille Interviewed by Steve Saunders, CEO, Light Reading
The Changing Face of DPI
Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s CEO and Founder, interviews Thibaut about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology. Thibaut explains Qosmos’ role in SDN and NFV architectures and the company’s strategy to become a key technology supplier to operators deploying the next generation of telecom networks.
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Marc Bouteyre: Kapsch CarrierCom technical expertise and partnership with service providers
Marc Bouteyre, Head of SDN/NFV Solution Management, Kapsch CarrierCom, describes Kapsch CarrierCom technical expertise, business model, approach to SDN & NFV, and partnership with service providers and Qosmos.
Franco Messori, Chief Strategy Officer, Empirix
Empirix is at the forefront of holistic quality assurance solutions. Franco Messori, Chief Strategy Officer at Empirix, explains how the company’s solutions are used to preempt technology issues, ensure peak level performance, and predict the smartest actions to be taken. Through a deeper understanding of the pre- and post-deployment network performance, Empirix provides customers with greater visibility, confidence, and assurance. Qosmos gives Empirix products a higher level of detail so that the company can provide a better user experience.
Real-Time Updates for Efficient Traffic- Intel® Chip Chat: Network Insights
In this interview for Intel® Chip Chat, Erik Larsson, VP of Marketing, explains the role Qosmos’ traffic analysis software plays in making virtualized networks fast and secure in this interview from Network Virtualization & SDN World. Erik discusses how understanding network traffic in real time with network functions virtualization (NFV) creates new possibilities for operators to improve the efficiency of traffic within their networks and therefore offer new services. He also explains how the Qosmos Service Aware Module (SAM) adds visibility to virtual switches to improve security within data centers.
Demonstration of a VNF L7 Firewall using DPI on OPNFV
Joe Kidder, Senior Systems Architect at ENEA, presents this technical demonstration of an OPNFV lab environment developed by ENEA to build, deploy and install Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). OpenStack provides KVM-based orchestration and virtualization, and OpenDaylight is used to control vSwitches. The VNFs consist of a virtual router function and a Qosmos DPI-based application classifying traffic up to Layer 7, to enable firewalling, QoS and rate limiting. The hardware consists of ARM –based Kontron Symcloud chassis.
Improving customer experience with L7 IP Classification
In this demonstration, Graham Kunz, Solution Consultant at Empirix, shows how Qosmos L7 IP Classification technology enables the Empirix Customer Care Solution to drill down into the network to gather granular information and then analyze and determine the source of a problem at the customer level, including which applications are affected. Fixed and mobile service providers use the solution to monitor their networks and services in real time and rapidly identify and resolve service problems, significantly improving the customer experience.
Leveraging IP Classification for Real Time Visibility on Data Traffic
In this demonstration, Arnaud Gardin, VP Marketing & Partnerships at Vedicis, presents the company’s software data traffic probe which leverages Qosmos ixEngine®, an application classification and metadata engine, to give detailed visibility of IP traffic up to Layer 7. The demonstration shows how ISV customers and IT vendors use the solution to create traffic statistics and monetize data traffic.
F5 Networks – Monetizing Solutions Through Policy Enforcement Powered By Application Classification
Misbah Mahmoodi, Product Marketing Manager, F5 Networks, Inc., demonstrates how solutions can be monetized using F5’s Big IP Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM) powered by Qosmos. F5’s PEM can implement different policies and levels of control according to the application concerned, user status, etc. Using parental control as an example, the demonstration shows how the PEM recognizes different applications and websites following classification by Qosmos, and carries out policies according to the websites that are permitted, not recommended or forbidden for each user.
Cameron Kane, Product Manager, Analytics and Big Data, Anritsu, presents a demonstration of Anritsu eoSight analytics platform, leveraging Qosmos technology.
Haytham Darkazally, Regional Technical Director, Polystar, presents a demonstration illustrating Polystar capabilities for analytics and troubleshooting, leveraging Qosmos network intelligence.
Graham Kunz, Product Marketing Manager, Empirix, presents a demonstration of Empirix’ IntelliSight, an LTE and Mobile analytics solution that is used to monitor customer service experience for mobile and fixed-line services. Qosmos DPI technologies are used to provide information on service performance and the types of services that customers are using.
Emiliano Rodríguez, Sales Director, EMEA South at Napatech presents a demonstration showing network traffic analysis by Qosmos DPI using data captured by Napatech intelligent adapters.
Kader Khan, Product Line Manager at EXFO, explains how Qosmos brings precision to LTE Network Data Analysis. EXFO’s products capture LTE traffic in the network and carry out off-line analysis for mobile operator and equipment manufacturer needs. Qosmos technologies help collect the information to display the statistics.