Qosmos continues with its NFV/SDN strategy (see "Qosmos Updates DPI Engine with SDN/NFV Readiness, Performance and New Protocols" - here) and announced the ".. new Qosmos Service Aware Module (SAM), which adds intelligence and service awareness to virtual switches. Virtual switch developers benefit from rapid time-to-market for solutions requiring built-in application intelligence, while telcos and enterprises profit from optimized network services and reduced infrastructure costs .. As a first implementation.
As a first implementation, Qosmos SAM™ is integrated with the Intel® DPDK vSwitch [see "Qosmos Integrates DPI with the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit" - here] [and] is available for pilot projects from Q1 2014 and will be commercially available from H2 2014".
"Qosmos SAM is integrated with a vSwitch to provide detailed, real-time traffic intelligence and enable service-awareness at the infrastructure level. It is based on Qosmos’ flagship product ixEngine, which is already established as the de facto industry-standard DPI engine for developers of telecoms and enterprise solutions. The new module classifies flows at the hypervisor level and the resulting protocol information and metadata are either used directly by the virtual switch or passed on to guest applications .. Qosmos SAM™ conveys real-time layer 4-7 intelligence via an open API designed to enable short development cycles. Qosmos is working with leading switch vendors and the open source community to drive innovation while ensuring API compatibility and improving performance".
See "Qosmos Announces SAM, Market’s First DPI Module for vSwitch, as the Foundation for Service-Aware Networks Based on SDN" - here.