Many network operators envision the self-healing and self-optimizing networks of the future and are deploying software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies. While automating network configuration and service activation affords compelling benefits, including reduced time to revenue, higher return on capital investments, and improved operating efficiency, it creates new management challenges:
Packet Design’s Explorer Suite delivers the first independent, vendor-agnostic SDN Platform to address these challenges in both green- and brown-field deployments. By capturing all IGP/BGP routing events, traffic flows, and the performance of key services, it creates models that are used to calculate future states based on various conditions and business policies. A powerful path computation and optimization engine gives operators accurate impact assessments of application requests for network resources and the best way to provision them. If approved, the changes can be configured automatically via a third party service orchestrator or an SDN controller. Real-time telemetry provides immediate, closed-loop feedback with no visibility gaps.