NetMatch-S
Cloud Inside

SCENARIO

Virtualization and cloud infrastructure for communication services offer to service providers advantages in operational cost reduction and time to market service distribution to the final customer.

With its “Lite Edition”, NetMatch-S as virtualized SBC has proven its capabilities on virtualized environments, deployed for both User Network Interfaces (UNI) and Network Node Interfaces (NNI) by enterprises and service providers in EMEA.

By evolving to NetMatch-S Cloud Inside, NetMatch-S CI is the first “cloud-inside” SBC, specifically designed for deployment in Data Center/Cloud Environments, according to emerging IT practices and Telco specifications (NFV). It supports a wide set of hypervisors and Cloud Management systems, enabling rapid integration with emerging cloud-based solutions in order to reduce capital equipment cost and complexity, system deployment times, and facilitate business innovation.

Also, by leveraging on virtualization, organizations can deliver services by orders of magnitude faster than with legacy, proprietary technologies.

NetMatch-S CI adopts the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model separating clearly the hardware platform from the Operating System, HA Middleware and Software Applications level. Leveraging on virtualization technologies, it can be installed over any commercial hardware (COTS) that fulfills NetMatch-S requirements in terms of Core, RAM and storage.

According to emerging IT practices and Telco specifications (NFV), NetMatch-S internally adopts the cloud paradigm and exploits dynamic mechanisms for resource allocation on demand, depending on the effective IP session management requirements, thus providing maximum flexibility, dynamic configuration and scalability.

BENEFITS

NetMatch-S Cloud Inside is able to meet the requirements for all Communication Service Provider (CSP) with challenging and rapidly evolving scenarios in terms of functionalities and capacity.

It offers all the functionalities and flexibility of the previous Italtel NetMatch-S Product Lines enhanced by an increased level of functionality and capacity, scaling to address dynamically evolving scenarios and to reduce Time-To-Market. It has been designed to support scenarios where CSP can start with a small deployment and then dynamically upgrade it adding capacity and new functionalities.

The level of flexibility offered by this product enables the CSP to target new business models without taking the risk of deploying a complete infrastructure but providing exactly what is needed as the business grows along the time.

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

NetMatch–S Cloud Inside is the first “cloud-inside” Session Border Controller, specifically designed for deployment in Data Center/Cloud Environments that uses Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies to help operators move towards the Telco in the Cloud Model.

Compliant to IMS architecture and able to evolve to VoLTE enhancements, the most relevant capabilities offered by NetMatch-S CI are:

Fully featured SBC: all the features of an advanced Session Border Controller are included: Signalling and Media Management with the main audio and video transcoding, QoS support, Security capabilities to cover Service protection, Infrastructure protection and SBC Self-protection.

Flexibility: it can be deployed on COTS platforms shared with different applications for dynamic resource allocation. Moreover its functionalities can be dynamically activated or de-activated (scaling in/out) and its capacity can be modified according to the customer’s needs (scaling up/down).

Distributed Architecture towards Edge Cloud: it offers a complete decoupling between the Media and Signaling components so that media and transcoding resources are scalable independently from the signaling ones, facilitating the support of hybrid scenarios before moving to a thorough NFV scenario where control plane, media plane and security migrate on the cloud. Furthermore such model can support scenarios of Edge Cloud, where latency/delay sensitive functionalities are moved to the edge of the network

Cloud Elasticity: it provides scalability implementation on two dimensions:

Scaling in/out (scaling horizontally) to increase/decrease the number of replicated resource instances in a cluster (e.g. a new VM, or a VNF instance, depending on the model).

Scaling up/down (scaling vertically) to increase/decrease the resources attributed to resource instances (e.g. VM CPU, memory, storage sizes).

HW Resource Usage Optimization: thanks to installation of  HW Accelarator cards specifically designed for the NetMatch-S running on COTS platforms, it provides also a significant increase of performances in specific functionalities, e.g. Security and Transcoding, combined with energy consumption reduction.

Hypervisor Agnostic: it supports different virtualization technologies, including VMware and Linux KVM, and can be managed by different/multiple Cloud Orchestrators, first of all the Cisco  NFV Orchestrator, NSO.

Enhanced and Effective web GUI: with an easy-to-use web interface, implementing the three-click rule Wizards for common tasks, suggesting default values to reduce configuration errors and offering O&M facilities, NetMatch-S Cloud Inside is able to handle elasticity and automatic deployment as easily and intuitively as possible.

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