Virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) is a leading application for Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Beyond capex and opex savings, vCPE creates an opportunity for service providers to offer new value-added services such as SD-WAN. However, vCPE solutions need visibility beyond Layer 4 to unlock their full potential. Next-Generation Firewalls, SD-WAN optimization, and Service Function Chaining are all examples of vCPE applications that are made possible with the complete spectrum of Layer 1 to 7 information.
Qosmos ixEngine® provides IP classification up to Layer 7, based on real-time application and subscriber information. It is easily integrated into vCPE solutions by supporting DPDK for fast data capture, using standard variables such as ConnTrack App ID and NSH to enable real-time service control.