Carrier Grade SDN/NFV Platform

B4N Service Platform is a comprehensive network orchestration and service delivery software platform for multi-vendor physical and virtual network infrastructure that automates service provisioning, simplifies network management and facilitates the smooth shift to modern technologies. It enables Service Providers to control and orchestrate Customer’s traffic and provide additional per-Customer network services.

Platform uses the benefits of synergy between SDN and NFV technologies, Orchestration and open protocols and APIs to deliver flexible solution that fits Service Provider’s and large Enterprise’s needs. It uses the power of industry leading technologies and platforms such as OpenStack, Intel DPDK ensures high-performance and compatibility.

Through tight integration with existent network infrastructure Customers can protect their investments and avoid “rip-and-replace”

PLATFORM COMPONENTS

B4N Controller

B4N Controller is a high-performance OpenFlow-based SDN controller that addresses the challenges of slow SDN adoption in Service Provider networks. The product designed to provide comprehensive solution for creation of resilient and fault-tolerant unified network fabric comprised from physical and virtual network elements in Metro Ethernet Network and Telco DC. It enables Service Provider to deliver customer traffic from Access network to NFV platform in Telco PoP and tightly integrate Metro aggregation network services with value added NFV or other Cloud services running in Data Center.

It is a main part of B4N Service Platform portfolio that implements the full set of Carrier Ethernet services (E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree EVCs, QoS, etc.) and integration tools with legacy network infrastructure (IP/MPLS, leaf/spine DC fabrics). B4N Controller supports most of traditional L2/L3 technologies stack, broad range of bare-metal switches, Northbound APIs for integration with 3rd party Orchestration systems and provides one of the best performance in the market!

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Features and Benefits

Full network control

Topology management
End-to-end network visibility
Path calculation, fast failover

Applications

P2P, P2M, M2M EVCs
IGMP, QoS
Routing Protocols

Integration

IP/MPLS Core
Telco DC Network

Network Service Models

VLAN Swapping
MPLS-based Segment Routing

B4N Orchestrator

B4N Orchestrator is the central point of management & orchestration of B4N Service Platform. It provides the centralized orchestration of both the SDN and NFV environments – VIMs, Remote Nodes, SDN Controllers, VNF Managers and VNF Catalog. Cooperation of all this elements allows to build and manage comprehensive network services throuth distributed Cloud infrastructure.

The product provides complete service lifecycle management of VNFs and their related components to allow scaling of these applications across multiple Data Centers, if needed, to deliver high-volume distributed services.

B4N Orchestrator contains service monitoring and reporting components which can be integrated with traditional OSS or NMS. The product communicates with traditional CSP operational support and billing support systems (OSS/BSS) via APIs developed using REST, NETCONF or Java. It can also interface with SNMP- or CLI-based network management systems.

Built-in policy management includes tenant management for accessing to isolated resource pools and operation management for system administration and technical support issues. Among the management functions, there is the self-care portal that enables Customers to manage their own services in a friendly manner. Portal can be used as the separate operational tool or as a part of centralized WEB-based CSP’s self-service solution.

Features and Benefits

Service Orchestration

Service Designer
VNF Management
Based on ETSI Architecture

Single point of Management

Configuration of all system components – B4N Controller, VIM, VNF-Manager, VNF

Northbound APIs

Supports REST, NETCONF
WEB, CLI, SNMP APIs to NMS

Monitoring & Reporting

Topology visualization, Service status
Infrastructure monitoring – Links, VNFs, etc.
Reporting

B4N SwitchOS

B4N SwitchOS is the part of B4N Service Platform portfolio that provides high-speed data plane for SDN-enabled networks. It provides plug-and-play capabilities, support of 3rd party SDN Controllers, simplicity of use and high-performance.

There are two versions of SwitchOS for different platforms – vSwitch for x86 and OF-agent for Bare-metal switches

Single solution for different platforms!

B4N SwitchOS for x86 Platform

It’s a high-performance virtual switch accelerated by Intel DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) libraries in conjunction with Brain4Net’s architectural solutions and innovative algorithms. It significantly increases the performance of B4N SwitchOS compared with common virtual switch.

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B4N SwitchOS for Bare-metal switches

It is an OpenFlow-agent built on top of Debian / Ubuntu distrib accelerated by merchant SDK. SwitchOS for bare-metal switches helps SP’s and Enterprises to reduce costs of network equipment and avoid vendor lock-in by using bare-metal switches instead of costly branded switches with proprietary ASICs.

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