MethodologyCenter is a web-based application that enables functional and performance testing of NFV scenarios. With a focus on ease of use, MethodologyCenter allows test scenarios to be configured and run from any popular browser. SP and Cloud NFV networks are diverse and complex, often comprising of thousands of physical and virtual network functions, connected together in multiple locations.
Only Spirent MethodologyCenter can measure the performance of VNFs and vSwitches while simultaneously collecting metrics from the virtual infrastructure, to ultimately facilitate the identification of resource bottlenecks. Collected metrics include CPU utilization, memory utilization, network I/O, cache hits, etc. Furthermore, the collected metrics are automatically analyzed and compared against network performance metrics for rapid isolation root causes behind poor network or VNF performance.
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Spirent MethodologyCenter is being used or evaluated by multiple top-tier service providers on multiple continents. Customer information is confidential.
|Key Customers||This information is confidential.|
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, OpenStack Foundation and OPNFV|
|Linux Foundation Projects||n/a|
|NFVI or VNF Integration||Not applicable. Our solution is used to test VNFs and NFVI hardware.|
Spirent MethodologyCenter’s top differentiators include:
|Monitoring and Instrumentation||
|NFV Assurance||Spirent MethodologyCenter can be used to validate quality of service (QoS) as well as Y.1564-based service assurance and performance.|
|Analytics Support||Spirent MethodologyCenter collects metrics from the hypervisor, virtual switch and the OpenStack node, and then performs analysis on these metrics to identify correlation with network performance issues such as dropped packets, delay, etc|
|Performance and Scalability||Spirent MethodologyCenter uses Spirent TestCenter ports which can generate and analyze traffic at rates up to 400 Mb/s, as well as scale to emulate millions of subscribers.|
|Pricing||Pricing for MethodologyCenter itself starts at approximately USD$10,000.|
|Key Partners||OpenStack, ETSI, EANTC, IETF|