Virtual CPE (vCPE)
Virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) is a lead application for Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Beyond capex and opex savings, vCPE also creates an opportunity for service providers to offer new value-added services with a web-like delivery model and a high degree of personalization. vCPE solution providers for their part may have restricted product offerings due to traffic visibility limited to Layers 1-4. The value of firewalls, QoS, service chaining, and reporting could be greatly improved by leveraging the complete spectrum of Layer 1 to 7 information.
How Qosmos Inside Solves the Problem
Qosmos ixEngine provides IP classification up to Layer 7, based on real-time application and subscriber information. It is easily integrated into vCPE solutions to offer stronger security, QoS and reporting. For future proofing, Qosmos ixEngine can also be configured using reference implementations such as OpenDaylight SFC.
Benefits for vCPE Vendors: Stronger Solutions based on Layer 7 Visibility
- Firewall and Quality of Service rules that can be applied based on Layer 7 information such applications, web sites, content types, content categories, etc.
- Efficient and dynamic service chaining based on tag processing
- Reporting and dashboarding that focus on consumption patterns and quality of experience at the user level