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.