Network Function Virtualisation (NFV)
Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) offers networks vastly improved productivity from current network assets, an overview of current and future infrastructure requirements and real time insight into the costs and benefits of running specific services.
Virtualisation can provide the competitive edge that networks need to most effectively manage their key asset: infrastructure. Central to this is the ability to understand how a network is performing, what current and future requirements will be needed and how to most effectively monetise network assets.
Historically data demand and data revenues grew in proportion, enabling service providers to make the necessary investments to guarantee service delivery. The advent of ‘all you can eat’ data bundles, combined with data intensive activities such as video streaming and IPTV has necessitated a far more objective and thorough overview of network infrastructure in order to drive network optimisation and ensure service delivery.
Aria Networks’ suite of network services, as deployed by some of the largest network operators in the world, gives service providers the ability to effectively plan, manage and optimise key assets, ensuring the most effective return on investment.
Uniquely technology and vendor agnostic, Aria Networks provides network services with the capability to:
- Managing Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) which are the functions in a network that are provided in a virtualised/software manner on COTS compute servers (i.e. bare metal or hypervisor based) to enable networks to confidently deliver service levels and predict future demand
- Manage Virtual Network Functions (VNF) such as firewalls, access controls and policy management to more effectively automate and optimise networks
- Deliver an overview of network service chains to help more efficiently route traffic
- With the concept of abstraction the VNF and service chains can be made to look like a traditional network modelled using Aria Networks’ applications to improve the network maturity index to its highest level
- Enable a clear and effective upgrade path towards a Self-Optimised Network (SON)