Sonus Unveils SDN/NFV Portfolios - PSX, DSC & SBC for Cloud-based Real-Time Communications

Sonus Unveils SDN/NFV Portfolios Credit: PCC Mobile Broadband

Sonus Networks, a global leader in enabling and securing real-time communications has recently introduced Sonus PSX SWe (Software edition) and the Sonus DSC SWe, virtualised platforms of Sonus’ PSX Centralised Policy and Routing Engine, and Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC). The releases are part of its multi-phase virtualization strategy to address service provider and enterprise requirements for network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) enabled technology to scale Cloud-based delivery platforms for real-time communications.

Sonus said that all its virtualized platforms will interoperate with the Juniper Networks® Contrail controller for SDN and NFV for automatic orchestration and can be implemented on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms.

In addition to the PSX SWe and DSC SWe, Sonus’ portfolio of virtualized solutions includes the SBC SW, a software-based Session Border Controller (SBC) architected to deliver user defined scalability with the same advanced features and functionality as hardware. 

According to Sonus, the new PSX SWe provides the same features, exceptional scalability and centralised policy/traffic control as hardware for today’s modern wireline and wireless networks, including Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), 4G LTE as well as legacy network elements including media gateways and soft switches. In addition, the PSX SWe comes with intelligent routing, simplified network management, lower cost and increased margins for delivering real-time communications such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and video calls, added Sonus.

"SDN and NFV are key components of our strategy, and we are committed to delivering seamlessly interoperable network solutions for our global service provider customers. By partnering with Sonus, we can now offer a solution to empower service providers by delivering a range of new advanced services, including a software-defined solution that automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks and delivers real-time services,” “We look forward to continuing our partnership and delivering innovative solutions with Sonus.” 

-            Jennifer Lin, senior director of product management, SDN, Juniper Networks 

“Service providers around the globe are moving toward SDN/NFV; it is a fundamental change in network architecture that will deliver benefits in new services and revenue, operational efficiency and CapEx savings. However, to take advantage of these opportunities, operators need access to virtualised solutions with the same high performance and security as hardware. Sonus’ approach to virtualisation is delivering security, voice and video quality, centralised policy management and broad interoperability features to enable customers to migrate their networks to NFV.”

-            Diane Myers, principal analyst, Infonetics Research 

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