Packet Design is revolutionizing the way network operators plan, deploy and assure services to help them accelerate time to revenue, decrease churn, and contain costs. Modern IP/MPLS networks call for next-gen analytics and orchestration software but most management tools fall short. With real-time telemetry for millisecond by millisecond visibility into service paths, historical and predictive analytics, and automated service provisioning, the Explorer product suite is future-ready management software that has been proven in hundreds of the world’s largest, most complex networks.
The Packet Design SDN Platform, built on the Explorer technology, is the first open and vendor-agnostic set of integrated capabilities to provide analytics and automation of physical and virtual resources in carrier wide area networks, as well as overlay services. Its open REST APIs give early adopters easy access to the functions needed to develop their own custom SDN orchestration applications, enrich self-service portals, and integrate with OSS/BSS tools. By supporting both existing and SDN-enabled network infrastructure, Packet Design is helping operators deploy advanced services at their own pace and without forklift upgrades.
Packet Design provides turnkey applications built on the Explorer SDN Platform. The SDN Traffic Engineering (SDN-TE) application leverages the Platform’s rich network telemetry and analytics to automate the difficult and time-consuming task of balancing network loads. It does this by creating tunnels to shift loads from heavily-congested links to lightly-used links, resulting in better use of network resources and smoother service delivery. The SDN Path Provisioning application enables providers to create a catalog of services, assign services to subscribers, specify path constraints, and automatically compute and provision in seconds the optimum traffic engineered path(s). These SDN applications tap into several of the Platform’s services via its open APIs, including real-time and historical routing analytics, traffic flow and performance metrics, a path computation and optimization engine, and connectors to SDN controllers and service orchestrators for automated provisioning of the computed network configurations.