Monday, November 16, 2015

Procera Intros Virtual Probe for Subscriber Intelligence

Procera Networks is launching a Virtual Experience Probe designed to deliver intelligence to real-time analytics systems.

Procera's "eVolution" is an all-virtual data enablement solution that empowers fixed, cable, mobile and WiFi operators to enhance the subscriber experience, by providing contextual intelligence they can act upon immediately. The eVolution data probe runs in VMware or KVM virtualization environments on COTS hardware. Procera said eVolution is differentiated by:

  • Infrastructure and Vendor agnostic data acquisition
  • Real-time virtualized software with highly optimized performance on COTS hardware
  • Deployment flexibility for a broad ecosystem of customers: carriers, enterprises, system integrators, OEMs, channel partners, and third party big data providers
  • Flexible data and KPI formats for use by big data repositories
  • Best cost per subscriber value designed to augment or displace cumbersome and expensive passive probing solutions

As NFV orchestration is deployed, eVolution instances will be able to be created, sized, and deployed in real time, and relocated as needed through the network by the operator using ETSI NFV specifications.  The base eVolution probe delivers access to real-time network forensics leveraging Procera's unique Dynamic LiveView. Software license add-ons deliver real-time data feeds to Big Data systems using IPFix or historical data through ODBC database integration, enabling integration into a wide variety of Real-time and Big Data ecosystems that leverage Hadoop and other standard database technologies.

"Network operators need a turnkey virtual probing solution that provides better real-time data to feed their analytics and customer relationship systems in order to deliver a high quality broadband experience to their subscribers," said Lyn Cantor, President and CEO of Procera Networks. "eVolution from Procera represents a game-changer; the most economical cost per bit data enablement solution for subscriber-based analytics on the market today, and we look forward to the market place unlocking new value from this disruptive solution."

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