Service assurance solutions need very specific, detailed information on network performance, such as delay and packet latency, in order to compute Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). In addition, they need to be able to carry out investigations through different angles: per individual subscriber, per handset type, per data content or per network element for example. This level of detail and analysis requires very granular information on network traffic, including protocols and application metadata.
Qosmos DPI-based technology is designed to identify the application behind each IP session and deliver detailed metadata from protocols and applications. The Qosmos Probe provides this information in a package adapted for developers of Service Assurance solutions. Relevant metadata is available either in real time, via an API, or from a standard database with an open data model. The Qosmos NFV Probe also supports fast data capture mechanisms such as DPDK and OVS in order to deliver information for services running on any type of infrastructure (physical, virtualized and hybrid).
This information can be stored or streamed in real-time via standard interfaces for use by any third-party Service Assurance application.