High performance NFV solutions for service providers for multiple services including a distributed Advanced Control Software (ACS) VNF for SBC, an Advanced Media Software (AMS) VNF for SBC, VoLTE and fixed network media interworking and transcoding, a Media Control VNF for IMS MRFC & MGCF, an Analytics VNF, Kandy Cloud Communications VNF, and an Intelligent Messaging VNF. The offer includes a VNF Manager for lifecycle management, automation and elasticity of GENBAND and third party VNFs.
|Category||IMS and VoLTE|
|VNF Form Factor||VNFC, VNF|
GENBAND NFV solutions are cloud native with micro-services architectures and elastically scalable for optimal data center resource utilization. The VNFs are fully geo-distributable in core/edge data centers for deployment flexibility. Our media interworking and transcoding AMS VNF provides for high capacity media transcoding in the telco cloud at better than appliance performance. The VNFs are lifecycle managed by the GENBAND VNF Manager or easily interworked into standard MANO environments.
|Top Use Cases||
|Customer Deployment Details||
GENBAND VoLTE/IMS solutions support over 150 million VoLTE subscribers and are deployed in some of the worlds largest and fastest growing 4G mobile service provider networks. The SBC VNF solutions are deployed at leading service providers such as Du in the Middle East as well as leading interconnect/wholesale providers. Converged Intelligent Messaging VNF solutions are being deployed in a large service provider in North America. Kandy is deployed in an APAC provider Openstack-based private cloud
|Linux Foundation Projects||FD.IO, OPNFV, OVS, CORD, LSB and ONAP|
|Supported Hypervisors||KVM and ESXi|
|Supported VIMs||OpenStack, Red Hat, HPE Helion, Wind River Titanium, VMWare|
GENBAND NFV offers a differentiated but fully open standards based NFV Implementation with several unique features
|Management Framework||The GENBAND VNFs interwork into the MANO framework via the GENBAND VNF Manager or via open 3rd party management and automation environment. The GENBAND VNF Manager lifecycle manages the GENBAND VNFs as well as third party VNFs.|
|Performance Differences (Bare Metal vs Virtual)||
Use of software packet acceleration techniques for media processing and transcoding
|HW Acceleration Supported||
The GENBAND Advanced Media Software (AMS) VNF that provides media interworking and transcoding utilizes DPDK, SR-IOV and AVS approaches to achieve market leading performance for voice interworking and transcoding for the network core and edge.
|Performance and Scalability||
Micro services based VM architectures enable carrier-grade dynamic elastic scalability of ACS SIP Session and AMS Media transcoding, including DPDK packet acceleration. VNF capacity varies with implementation, transcoding and call model parameters.
Micro services based VM architectures allow for enhanced HA schemes including active-active VM over-allocation within and across datacenters. Shared persistent data and session data assures stateful call migration with no loss of service.
GENBAND supports various pricing models for the solution working in close conjunction with service providers and SI partners.
|Key Partners||Intel Network Builders, Red Hat Connect, HPE OpenNFV, Wind River Titanium, other|