Multi-Layer Optimization is the ability to Intelligently route traffic over the appropriate layer of the stack, bypassing cumbersome L3 where feasible and reducing latency and improving utilization in the process.
What customer segments need Multi-Layer Optimization?
What are customers and network operators interested in Multi-Layer Optimization?
- Improve operating income
What business problems are solved by Multi-Layer Optimization?
- WAN cost / capacity optimization
What is the business value of Multi-Layer Optimization?
- Improved operating income via reduced CapEx and / or OpEx and more flexible business continuity & infrastructure agility
How can SDN & NFV provide a solution to Multi-Layer Optimization?
Using SDN, create cut-through flows that can bypass L3 routers where feasible, keeping traffic in lower layers (e.g. optical domain) till as close to destination as possible. SDN controller ensures that L3 domain logic and routing rules are not violated while optimizations are in place.
Related Multi-Layer Optimization ETSI NFV POCs:
- POC 9: VNF Router Performance with DDoS Functionality
- POC 18: VNF Router Performance with Hierarchical Quality of Service Functionality