NFV and Cloud enablement  

Network Functions Virtualization

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are embracing a new deployment methodology. They’re moving network infrastructure functionality from proprietary hardware deployments to virtualized, software-based applications using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers that leverage the latest in virtualization technology. This is known as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

NFV is pushing the envelope when it comes to the way CSPs traditionally have deployed, managed and connected network infrastructure and delivered services. And with 5G, NFV and Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts are fundamental to this next wave of network evolution and will help facilitate the projected growth in mobile connected devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT).

Dialogic DNA: Delivering virtualized carrier class solutions

Dialogic has been on the forefront of delivering functionality in software and enabling our applications to run in virtualized environments.

The Importance of Modular VNF Design

NFV is more than just porting monolithic applications to run in virtualized environments. CSPs are taking lessons from the cloud for direction on tools and approaches for application automation and service chaining, and applying those techniques to virtualized infrastructure services.

Dialogic phased development mirrors CSPs NFV deployment timeframes:

Phase I: Move network functions to COTS hardware

Phase II: Port network functionality to virtualized environments

Phase III: NFV orchestration and management

Phase IV: Decomposition of functionality to optimize VNF performance

Smart VNF architectures help maximize deployment profitability. Decomposing functionality within applications allow for more efficient scaling-up and scaling out of resources when they’re needed and where they’re needed. Also, Dialogic VNF solutions embrace forward looking virtualization technology like containers in addition to virtual machines to more efficiently utilize underlying virtual compute and storage resources as well as respond more rapidly to customer demand.

Open VNF applications

Our PowerMedia XMS NFV-ready solution can work with third party orchestration tools and can be deployed using an open-based approach to virtualized infrastructure management in either public cloud or private cloud environments. Dialogic is committed to supporting industry initiatives pressing for open source approaches to building NFV environments like OPNFV.