Monday, May 2, 2016

Saisei's FlowCommand Promises Equal Access for Users

Sunway Digital Wave (SDW), a managed service provider in Malaysia, is using Saisei FlowCommand to guarantee fair and equal access to network services and a superior quality of experience (QoE) to all subscribers.

Saisei, which is a start-up based in Sunnyvale, California, offers a real-time flow-policy control, analytics and security platform that leverages patented flow-engine technology to change the way that TCP/IP network traffic under its control behaves.

Saisei re-engineers how flow control, security and visibility can be realized when using “domesticated” TCP/IP flows. Its FlowCommand runs on x86 processors atop commodity hardware, either as a bump-in-the-wire on a server in the data-forwarding path or as a VM under hypervisor control. The software can monitor up to 5 million concurrent data flows on a 10G link 20 times per second. While examining the flows it can apply any combination of up to 40 bandwidth, business and security policies to each flow and execute those policies in under one second.

Saisei saids its flow-control technology guarantees each user or host has equal access to the network regardless of how many users are on the network or what applications they are running.

In this deployment,Sunway Digital Wave is using Saisei's technology to make links higher performing, more secure, scalable, ordered and more predictable than any traditional packet-based routed IP network.

“One of the big challenges we faced was the first and largest users accessing our network consumed most of the bandwidth, compromising performance for other users and high-priority applications.  We started to get complaints about network performance from customers frustrated by slow applications and Internet access,” said Daniel Soh, Assistant General Manager, Sunway Digital Wave. “Customers get what they pay for and we can deliver the bandwidth needed for a high-quality, reliable user experience.  Customers are much happier with the network performance, we get fair fewer complaints these days,” said Soh.