The telecommunications market is entering new territory in which the old benchmarks no longer apply. Enterprises and customers are embracing interoperability, open standards, and open interfaces as the best way to unlock network transformations among communications service providers (CSPs). Achieving success in this new reality requires partnerships.
Together with HPE technology, Intel is transforming the networking space through technologies that form the building blocks of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Intel also collaborates closely with Intel Network Builders members such as Metaswitch. This collaborative ecosystem enables an open, flexible environment for CSPs to make the transition to NFV on the HPE NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) platform.
HPE’s NFVI platform streamlines the design, trial, and deployment of new cloud-enabled network services and innovations while lowering capital expenditures, operating expenditures, and risk. Intel is a key contributor to the HPE OpenNFV Lab testing, standards work, and the development of the NFVI platform. Adopting NFV is critical to CSPs that want to deliver a commercial VoLTE and multimedia rich communications suite services offering that is flexible, scalable, and cost-effective.
Enterprise communication architectures are evolving to all-IP, all-cloud, all-software services, necessitating the integration of virtualized session border controllers (SBCs)—a crucial step in the path toward NFV. Metaswitch and its Perimeta technologies provide a secure, flexible, and powerful SBC that will meet your networking environment’s requirements today and tomorrow. The Metaswitch Perimeta SBC was architected as a pure software solution deployable on standardized server hardware platforms and therefore perfect for cloud NFV evolution.
Perimeta out-performs proprietary hardware-based SBCs, right out of the box, while leveraging the cost benefits afforded by commercial off-the-shelf Intel architecture-based server hardware. When virtualizing the SBC function, Metaswitch again looked to Intel’s innovations to ensure the Perimeta vSBC could benefit from the flexibility of NFV without suffering from any detrimental performance degradation. The Perimeta SBC can be deployed in a fully orchestrated NFV environment on a SDN foundation with only a minimal reduction in overall performance, which is more than compensated by the dynamic flexibility and extensibility afforded by NFV and SDN.
Download the solution brief, “Deliver Scalable VoLTE and Agile Rich Communications Services” and for more information, see the SDxCentral Webinar “HPE & Intel Open NFV Ecosystem Featuring Metaswitch”, which demonstrates how to create a fully virtualized SBC for a VoLTE Service.