ConteXtream, a leading provider of carrier-grade network virtualization solutions, has partnered with Guavus, a leading provider of big data analytics solutions, to bring real-time analytics to Software Defined Networking (SDN) deployments on service provider networks. The partnership will combine ConteXtream’s ContexNet™ and Guavus’ Reflex™ operational intelligence platform. The joint solution gives network operators an end-to-end view across their network and enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to dynamically and more efficiently allocate network resources for video optimization, TCP optimization, and rate shaping.
According to ConteXtream, its ContexNet is a carrier-grade distributed SDN fabric that leverages proven virtualization and grid computing technologies to enable operators to accelerate revenue growth through more rapid testing and introduction of new services or features; utilize local and remote network resources on demand, and reduce CAPEX and OPEX by automating network operations. ContexNet which runs on standard, off-the-shelf computing platforms, creating a single, distributed and scalable SDN domain, dynamically links network functions by steering the right traffic flows to virtual functions in the right sequence, is compliant with industry standard-based mechanisms such as OpenFlow, LISP and OpenStack. These enable it to fully separate control from forwarding, location from identity, and orchestration from networking.
Guavus’ Reflex Platform provides a real time integrated view across customers’ business and operations for improved decision making, enabling carriers to benefit from an end-to-end view across their enterprise with a highly granular resolution and actionable insights that can be embedded into automated workflows to rapidly implement value added services and develop network policies that effectively reduce capital and operational costs.