Verizon has selected Radisys’ FlowEngine Intelligent Traffic Distribution System for its its SDN-enabled service delivery platform. In its financial reporting, Radisys had previously disclosed the contract to supply its FlowEngine to a tier-one, North American operator.
Radisys’ FlowEngine, which is available on the company's TDE-1000, TDE-500 and TDE-200 platforms, and as a virtualized network function, delivers high performance IP packet classification and flow-based intelligent load balancing for distributing up to 1.2 Tbps of aggregate data traffic across third-party compute server platforms hosting Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs). This enables service providers to support millions of concurrent subscribers and flows.
“With the improved flexibility and programmability, we can accelerate introduction of new services that have large and small traffic flows, including cloud-based applications, video optimization and IoT,” said Damascene Joachimpillai, director, Internet Services Architecture, Verizon Labs. “Radisys’ FlowEngine technology will help us deploy a cost-effective, intelligent front end traffic distributor that normalizes traffic at a single point in the network for high throughput and low latency.”
Radisys said the FlowEngine’s intelligent load balancing and support for open control interfaces, such as the IETF ForCES architecture and ONF OpenFlow, allow real-time policies to be introduced dynamically and programmatically into the network. Certified interoperable with a number of third-party SDN controllers, including Mojatatu Networks’ MojaNET, FlowEngine allows for independent scale and flexibility of network elements by decoupling the control plane from data plane forwarding.
“Our FlowEngine products have been built from the ground up to enable service agility at scale without compromising performance,” said Bryan Sadowski, vice president of FlowEngine Product Marketing, Radisys. “By embracing the SDN disaggregated network model and industry standard control interfaces as well as working with innovative companies like Mojatatu Networks, we help mobile and cable/MSO service providers drive intelligence to the subscriber level, allowing millions of flows to be accessed and enabled through the network in real-time. We worked closely with Verizon on this technology and are excited to be chosen for their programmable edge router network transformation project.”