GENBAND SBC for the NFV Cloud
GENBAND SBC in the NFV Cloud
One of the most critical functions in today’s IP communications networks is the Session Border Controller (SBC). The SBC provides session security, interworking, and advanced session control for real time voice and video communications. GENBAND’s SBC functionality has been developed over years of deployment in multiple network types and applications, providing extensive carrier-class security and protection, policy enforcement, session management, adaptive routing, real-time reporting and analytics. Network operators benefit from advanced levels of functionality, flexibility, and performance at both Carrier Interconnect and Access IP network borders.
Advanced software capabilities of GENBAND’s SBC include:
With a pioneering approach to NFV that fully embraces the objectives of the ETSI NFV working group, GENBAND’s SBC functionality is modularized into underlying software Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) consisting of ACS (Advanced Control Software) for signaling control, and AMS (Advanced Media Software) for media processing and transcoding linked using H.248 protocol. GENBAND’s SBC VNF components fully align with the ETSI NFV architecture.
Hybrid NFV Deployment Flexibility for Appliance, Virtual and NFV Applications
The decoupling of signaling and media functions is a key GENBAND SBC differentiator and NFV enabler. GENBAND offers a unique evolution from a software-centric SBC deployed on an integrated Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) hardware platform (Q21), to SBC ACS and AMSVNF instances in a full NFV environment, or even a hybrid combination of virtualized appliances (AMS on Q50) under cloud control according to customer requirements and preferences.
Key Advantages & Benefits
GENBAND’s SBC VNFs (ACS and AMS) together with the GENBAND VNF Manager (VFM) enable important new functionalities, including those not previously possible with traditional non-NFV architectures:
|Packaging||Hardware ApplianceVirtual Appliance/VM ImageSoftware Application|
|Categories||Cloud and Virtualization > Cloud Infrastructure SDK, APIs, Libraries|
Cloud and Virtualization > Cloud Orchestration
Networking > Virtual Network Functions > Packet Core and Gateways
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