CARRIER ETHERNET TRANSPORT
Building Service-Oriented Metro Ethernet Networks
B4N Carrier Ethernet Transport from Brain4Net helps CSPs to build service-oriented Metro Ethernet Network infrastructure, allowing to rapidly introduce differentiated product offerings built around Carrier Ethernet Services and strive to turn-up service instances in minutes instead of weeks. Solution enables carriers to gradually modernize metro-networks with bare-metal hardware, while preserving all the necessary functionality for stable operation of B2B and B2C services.
B4N Carrier Ethernet Transport contains B4N Service Platform components and bare-metal equipment by Brain4Net technology partners. Solution supports full set of MEF-defined CE services – E-Line, E-Tree, E-LAN, E-Access and could be integrated with existent CSP’s IP/MPLS infrastructure.
HOW IT WORKS
Full Set of MEF-defined Carrier Ethernet services
B4N Controller is the key component of the Carrier Ethetnet Transport solution. It provides automated provisioning of Carrier Ethernet services – E-Line, E-Tree, E-LAN EVCs, while supporting multilayer QoS, Traffic Engineering, Path Protetion, IP Routing and L2 service OAM (Operations, Administration & Management) through CFM (Connectivity Fault Management). B4N Controller translates service policies into a set of OpenFlow rules and load this rules into the chain of switches participated in the services.
For example, for E-Line service (“point-to-point” link) B4N Controller calculates primary and backup paths, sets QoS rules, maximum and commited bandwith, etc. Administrator also could define how the prefered paths should be chosen – typically calculated paths based on bandwidth or constraint-based traffic-engineered paths.
Wide Range of Supported Hardware
B4N Carrier Ethernet Transport supports wide range of bare-metal equipment from Brain4Net technology partners. It allows the use of x86 based switches by implementing multi-platform OpenFlow agent B4N SwitchOS and is compatible with switches based on Broadcom StrataXGS and Helix4, EZchip NPU 4/5 chipsets as well as x86-based devices embedded with Intel network cards with DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) support.
YOUR NETWORK IS UNDER CONTROL
Administrator manages physical and logical topologies by unified WEB interface. All infrastructure components located on a single map. Administrator gets all of the relevant information from the single window – hardware and links status, link load, alarms, etc.
• HTTP REST
News & Events
Rostelecom Announces Successful Metro SDN Pilot Project with Brain4Net, NoviFlow and DEPO Computers
Rostelecom has successfully completed a pilot project deploying a Software Defined Networking-based (SDN) Metro Ethernet solution built on switches [...]
Brain4Net Releases B4N Service Platform 2.2
CAMBRIDGE, MA - October 09, 2017 - Brain4Net, an innovative SDN/NFV solution vendor, today announced the next minor release of [...]
Brain4Net Releases B4N Carrier Ethernet Transport to Streamline Metro Networks Transition to Service-Oriented Infrastructure
December 6, 2016 (Cambridge, MA) – Brain4Net today announced B4N Carrier Ethernet Transport. The solution allows carriers to take advantage [...]
Brain4Net and NoviFlow Announce Strategic Technology Partnership
Cambridge, MA (December 6, 2016) - Brain4Net, Inc. and NoviFlow Inc., a leading provider of high-performance OpenFlow-based networking solutions, announce [...]