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SDN and Openflow: Impact on Core, IMS, Policy, DPI and Optimization Functions

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SDN will find acceptance with the telecom community and deployments in centralized and distributed data centers. Operators will deploy virtualization, i.e. Network Functions Virtualization starting with the services plane, IMS and VoLTE, and finally the Evolved Packet Core. As these functions are virtualized and moved into the data centers, SDN will apply to additional portions of the telecom network.

The application of SDN / NFV / OpenFlow to the network services chain is the best opportunity for operators to make a major impact to their business with the transformation to WebScale service delivery velocity. By focusing on the Network Services Chain, or Gi-LAN, operators of all sizes can rapidly deploy customized and optimized network service chains, such as video and web optimization, and gain valuable expertise in transforming to nimble WebScale operator.  

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. SDN AND OPENFLOW
  • 2. WHY SDN?
  • 3. NETWORK FUNCTIONS VIRTUALIZATION
    • 3.1. Background of NFV
    • 3.2. Goals of NFV
    • 3.3. Challenges for NFV
  • 4. SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING
    • 4.1. Background of SDN
    • 4.2. Goals of SDN
    • 4.3. Challenges for SDN
  • 5. OPEN NETWORKING FOUNDATION AND OPENFLOW
  • 6. SDN/NFV/OPENFLOW IMPACT
    • 6.1. Gi-LAN
    • 6.2. Evolved Packet Core
    • 6.3. IMS and VoLTE
    • 6.4. Optimization, DPI, and Policy
  • 7. MARKET SIZING
  • 8. DEPLOYMENT CONSIDERATIONS
    • 8.1. Process Reengineering
    • 8.2. Business Continuity
  • 9. SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    • 9.1. Service Provider Recommendations
    • 9.2. Telecom Equipment Vendor Recommendations
    • 9.3. IT Equipment Vendor Recommendations
  • 10. SELECTED CORE, IMS, OPTIMIZATION, DPI, AND POLICY VENDORS
    • 10.1. Alcatel-Lucent
    • 10.2. Allot Communications
    • 10.3. ByteMobile/Citrix
    • 10.4. Ericsson
    • 10.5. F5
    • 10.6. Huawei
    • 10.7. Nokia Solutions and Networks
    • 10.8. Openwave Mobility
    • 10.9. Sandvine
    • 10.10. Skyfire / Opera
    • 10.11. Tekelec/Oracle
    • 10.12. Procera
    • 10.13. ZTE
  • 11. OPEN NETWORKING FOUNDATION MEMBERS
  • 12. ACRONYMS AND DEFINITIONS

Tables

  1. Mobile Telecom Virtualization Market by Segment, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  2. Mobile Packet Core Virtualization Market by Segment, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  3. Mobile IMS Core Virtualization Market by Segment, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  4. Mobile Service Chain Virtualization Market by Segment, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  5. ONF's IT and Networking Members
  6. ONF's Telecom Infrastructure Members
  7. ONF's Service Provider Members
  8. ONF's Software Members
  9. ONF's Semiconductor Members
  10. ONF's Members
  11. Acronyms and Definitions

Charts

  1. Mobile Telecom Virtualization Market by Segment, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  2. Mobile Packet Core Virtualization Market by Segment, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  3. Mobile IMS Core Virtualization Market by Segment, Forecast: 2013 to 2018
  4. Mobile Service Chain Virtualization Market by Segment, Forecast: 2013 to 2018

Figures

  1. ONF's OpenFlow SDN Layers
  2. Hardwired Network Services
  3. SDN/NFV for SGi-LAN
  4. 3GPP Evolved Packet Core
  5. Alcatel-Lucent/Nuage Networks' Virtualized Services Platform
  6. Allot Communications' Evolution to SDN/NFV
  7. Allot Communications' SDN Vision
  8. ByteMobile/Citrix's Adaptive Traffic Manager
  9. Ericsson's Service Provider SDN Architecture
  10. F5's Big IP Policy Enforcement Manager
  11. Huawei's SoftCOM Conceptual Architecture
  12. Nokia Solutions and Networks' Virtualized Telco Cloud
  13. Openwave Mobility's Integra Platform
  14. Sandvine's SDN Architecture
  15. Skyfire's Video Optimizer
  16. Tekelec/Oracle's PCRF and Thinking Network
  17. Procera's Virtualized Adaptive Traffic Manager
  18. ZTE's SDN Concept