Allot Communications and Procera Networks take the NFV concept one step forward and demoed some capabilities, during SDN & NFV USA 2014 in Dallas, TX., that took place earlier this week, and in SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, Germany next month.
- Allot, participating in both events, announced the ".. demonstration of a virtual Traffic Detection Function (vTDF) as part of a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) network to enable application-centric plans and advanced services.
Allot’s vTDF provides all of the capabilities provided today by the physical TDF including traffic detection, analytics, policy enforcement and charging. In addition, the vTDF offers cost savings, reduced time to market for new and complex services and deployment flexibility advantages. The vTDF can be deployed anywhere in the network, from the RAN to the core network, to facilitate application-centric use cases and services".
See "Allot Demonstrates Industry’s First Virtual Traffic Detection Function at SDN & NFV USA 2014" - here (see also "Vedicis and 6WIND Launched Virtual PCEF and TDF" - here)
- Procera announced that during the event in Germany it will be "participating in the ETSI NFV proof-of-concept #19 on the acceleration of network functions in carrier networks. Procera’s Network Application Visibility Library (NAVL) will be embedded in the NFV proof-of-concept solution in collaboration with Avago, Ericsson, Tieto, and ARM.
NAVL is an easily integrated embedded intelligence engine that provides real-time, Layer-7 classification of network application traffic and metadata extraction in a reliable, scalable and cost-effective way to deliver industry leading coverage and accuracy".
See "Procera Networks to Discuss Possibilities of Mobile Policy Control at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014" - here. (see also "Procera: "lower than anticipated total addressable market" for NAVL" - here).