Aricent is the world’s leading engineering services and software company. We specialize in inventing, developing and maintaining our clients’ most ambitious initiatives in the communications domain. Combining more than 25 years of communications expertise with a force of more than 10,000 dedicated software engineers, Aricent is the only company in the world that offers the scale, experience and proven technologies necessary to deliver for a growing list of global companies, bringing the next generation of breakthrough, connected products to market.
Aricent is a leading provider of software frameworks and product engineering services for SDN and NFV. These frameworks can be leveraged by infrastructure vendors and software vendors to accelerate time to market of innovative SDN & NFV products and solutions.
SDN / OpenFlow Solutions
Aricent provides comprehensive software frameworks and engineering services across all three layers of SDN – the infrastructure, the controller and the application layer. Our SDN offerings help network equipment manufacturers (NEM) and independent software vendors (ISV) optimize R&D costs and accelerate time to market for innovative SDN solutions.
Aricent’s OpenFlow client is a portable implementation of the OpenFlow client functionality and is compliant with version 1.3.1 of the OpenFlow Switch Specification. Our OpenFlow Client extends the power of award-winning L2/L3 Intelligent Switching Solutions to provide OpenFlow capabilities for multiple chipsets. Aricent’s OpenFlow client framework can be used to build hybrid and pure OpenFlow switches for enterprise, transport, and datacenter networks.
Fast Path Accelerator
Aricent’s Fast Path Accelerator (FPA) is data-plane processing software for multi-core platforms. FPA implements the OpenFlow Packet Forwarding Pipelines. The user plane solution implements the complete OpenFlow switching functionality in software or on a combination of hardware and software by providing offload capability. Aricent FPA has a modular architecture and supports multithreading. Other key features include OpenFlow pipeline support, traffic load balancing and diagnostic support.
Aricent’s comprehensive SDN controller applications suite provides an array of network services such as routing services, operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM), traffic steering, lawful intercept, and route optimization. The controller applications can be ported across various controller platforms.
SDN/OpenFlow Engineering Services
Coupled with our state-of-the-art OpenFlow and SDN lab, we offer world-class services for design, development, integration and validation to deliver innovative OpenFlow and SDN solutions for telecom equipment manufacturers
Virtual CPE (vCPE) Framework
Aricent’s virtual CPE (vCPE) software framework virtualizes several Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) functions such as firewall, access control, routing and policy management. This framework can be leveraged by network equipment manufacturers that want to build ETSI NFV standards-compliant vCPE solutions, to cut down the cost of CPE and reduce its maintenance overhead.
Virtual WLAN Controller
Aricent’s virtual WLAN Controller is a scalable and standards-based solution for management of Enterprise Wi-Fi APs and Carrier Wi-Fi hotspots. The solution provides centralized management of configuration & policies for WLAN networks. It is ideal for deployment in enterprises and carrier networks.