Dedicated software function with open SDN & NFV interfaces, designed to enable any type of service combination while optimizing networking and infrastructure costs.

February 16, 2015

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PARIS -- Qosmos, the market leader in embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and network intelligence technology for use in physical, virtualized and in Software Defined Networking (SDN) architectures, today announced the Qosmos Classifier, the market’s first standards-based, dedicated service classifier. It is based on award-winning Qosmos technology which identifies and extracts traffic information in real time, identifying protocols, types of application, and extracting additional information in the form of metadata. The Qosmos Classifier is especially well-suited to enable intelligent, dynamic service chaining for mobile Gi-LAN environments.

Unlike multi-function, legacy traffic steering solutions (e.g. PCEF, TDF, switches, etc.) which allow only limited service chain combinations, the Qosmos Classifier is a dedicated software function with open SDN & NFV interfaces, which makes it easy to programmatically create any type of service combination.

Telecom service providers benefit from lower costs by running the Qosmos Classifier on Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers and leveraging open source software frameworks such as OpenStack. In addition, both network resources and CPU utilization can be optimized thanks to the classifier’s packet tagging mechanism, which makes it possible to steer application flows only to relevant service nodes.

Key technical capabilities

  • ETSI-compliant Virtual Network Function (VNF) or software appliance

    • IETF NSH/SCH tagging (upcoming standard), in addition to existing ToS/DSCP marking and vLAN tagging

    • Application and subscriber awareness

    • Application metadata to enrich traffic information in real time

    • OpenStack-compatible northbound interface for provisioning

    • Open interfaces with SDN & NFV environments (OpenFlow, SDN standards, IETF, SFC)

    • Carrier-grade high performance and availability

    • Support for legacy applications to ensure a smooth migration between existing and future architectures


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