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 ste