New Assurance Appliance: CreaNODE EV3000 | NFV Essentials: vProbe
Welcome to the latest issue of Creanord EchoNEWS, focusing on innovative solutions for SDN/NFV network state and service assurance. Creanord helps service providers exploit network performance data to enable differentiation and improve customer satisfaction. This edition talks about our new service assurance appliance, the EV3000 and introduces a series on SDN/NFV essentials as we take a look at the vProbe.
What do you get if you combine precision and versatility in stylish packaging? We are proud to announce the new CreaNODE EV3000 combining the best of Creanord in a box. This appliance has it all, starting from easy setup, simplified SAT testing and hardware accuracy monitoring and extending to a broad range of performance and SLA reporting. The solution is ready to provide carrier-grade testing and service reporting to challenger operators, cloud service providers and enterprises.
Because network performance is increasingly becoming the foundation for success, even beyond the larger CSPs there is a demand for a streamlined solution that brings a wide range of functionality. If you are looking for turn-up testing, troubleshooting, network visibility and SLA reporting then this box is for you.
CreaNODE EV3000 brings the following:
- SAT testing with Y.1564 on L2 and L3. Powerful test generation and smooth interworking with CreaSFP endpoints for loopback.
- Active network monitoring with RFC 5357 TWAMP, Y.1731 loopback measurements, ICMP Ping and TCP Connect
- Versatile performance reporting
- SLA reporting
- Bandwidth utilization monitoring with CreaSFP 200 precision test endpoint
- Extendable with Portal, Disaster Recovery additional probes and hardware modules
- Powerful RESTful export interfaces
The extensive range of functionalities makes it a no-compromise solution bringing the benefits and value of assurance and network visibility based on accurate measurements to new groups of users. The CreaNODE EV3000 Appliance is now available. For more information, please see here: http://www.creanord.com/products/creanode-ev3000.html
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is quickly emerging as a cost-efficient way to manage network services. Combined with software defined networking (SDN) for centralized control of the network, there is a promise of more automation to help speed up service development and delivery and revenue growth.
According to a recent report by Analysys Mason, virtual probes will emerge as a vital service assurance component for NFV and SDN Networks. CreaNODE vProbe provides accurate and scalable monitoring when moving from dedicated appliances to more standardized hardware running virtualized applications. Thus, you could buy a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Intel server and run several applications, such as firewall, NAT and many others in addition to the vProbe on this single platform. According to some estimates, up to 60% of the expected savings from NFV could come from the reduced logistics hassle for the equipment. Because it allows for easier deployment and management as well as dramatically reduced infrastructure investment, the case for NFV and the vProbe becomes compelling.
If you are considering moving to NFV or SDN, please contact us to discuss how we can help assure smooth service delivery with the help of the vProbe.
In case you missed it earlier, Creanord's webinar on SLA guarantees when moving from physical networks to SDN/NFV on Intel Network Builders channel is now available at http://tinyurl.com/orfxkjw .
Come to Creanord's stand at Mobile World Congress to hear the latest on service assurance in physical and virtualized networks! You will learn more on exciting new product launches, SDN/NFV PoCs and insights into how to turn network quality to your competitive edge. Book a meeting at MWC or drop by on your way in, we're right by the south entrance. See you at Team Finland Pavilion Hall 1 E04!