Communications service providers expect network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions to drive efficiencies, improve service agility and fundamentally change the way they do business. By consolidating network functions onto virtualized, cloud-based offerings, service providers can reduce proprietary hardware dependencies, contain CAPEX and OPEX, and increase service velocity. GENBAND’s Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and VNF management framework solutions aid service providers with these business goals through full support of elasticity, scalability, geo-distribution and orchestration tenets for cloud and virtualized environments.
GENBAND’s differentiated Virtual Network Functions portfolio includes fully virtualized, high-performance communications signaling, control and media management solutions including Session Border Controller, Advanced Media Software, Applications Server, WebRTC Gateway, Wireless Access Gateways, Intelligent Messaging and C3 Call Session Controller solutions.
The GENBAND VNF Manager is a generic VNF Management framework managing life cycle management of multiple GENBAND and third party VNFs. It enables seamless interworking with different network orchestrators and virtualization infrastructure managers via open APIs to ensure elastic scalability of VNF’s based on dynamic network load and/or provisioning state.
GENBAND’s GENView Manager provides the full element management for the GENBAND VNFs. GENView Analytics which utilizes a fully virtualized, high performance architecture and leverages commercial big data frameworks, collects, displays and analyzes all available network element performance metrics and CDR data produced by GENBAND network functions. With a new powerful, flexible virtualized architecture, and an enhanced interactive ability to visualize and analyze performance metrics, operators can monitor network performance to better understand end to end service quality and quickly troubleshoot and resolve network problems.
GENBAND is working closely with leading industry NFV vendor and service provider ecosystems including Intel Network Builders, WindRiver Titanium Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) OpenNFV, Canonical V-PIL and Ciena Blue Orbit to deliver tightly integrated and differentiated end-to-end NFV solutions.