Lowering costs by combining SDN and NFV technologies
Increases the added value through the differentiation of services
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Alviu is a flexible and resilient control system that enables the integration of cloud and network services through a centralized and dynamic administration. On top of this, it reduces equipment expenses and offers a wider range of White Box Switches to enterprises.
Software Defined Networks (SDN) allow the implementation of network services dynamically and scalable. With SDN, the control plane (software) is separated from the data plane (hardware). The controllers, switches and protocols for communication between them are necessary to manage these networks.
Nowadays, Telecommunications Service Providers(TSP’s) pushed by the necessity of deploying more dynamic, flexible and high service agility networks. Mainly due to the unsustained OPEX and CAPEX costs inherited by deploying services on top of functions built in physical proprietary devices. NFV scope, explores virtualization technology in order to enhance TSP’s networks, by finding new ways of building network services. This is achieved by decoupling the underlying physical network from the functions that run on it. Being able to design and deploy virtualized instances of functions, that can be run on commodity servers and networking equipment in datacenters, that will highly increase the agility, scalability of service deployment in TSP’s networks.
Our expertise in NFV/SDN has allowed us to participate as professors of the Master UC3M/Ericsson in NFV and SDN for 5G, and to be recognized by OpenDaylight as one of their "training companies" and by ONOS as an oficial ambassador. In addition, we offer training courses in companies in SDN and NFV.
Telcaria has different works in the areas of ad hoc and mesh networks, in particular on routing, and apply them in several contexts. We also explore new programmable interfaces to enhance performance and evolution of networks, specially for future wireless technologies.
Telcaria has an extensive expertise in architectures and protocols for communications networks, giving different solutions for network topology design, forwarding, routing, communication frameworks, etc. Our work takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the design and understanding of network protocols and architectures.
Telcaria develops an intense research activity to provide products and services of the highest competitive level worldwide. We also contribute to the advancement of knowledge and these are our papers:
An integrated development environment for portable network applications.
"Nowadays, while most of the programmable network apparatus vendors support OpenFlow, a number of fragmented control plane solutions exist for proprietary software-defined networks. Thus, network applications developers need to re-code their solutions every time they encounter a network infrastructure based on a different controller. Moreover, different network developers adopt different solutions as abstract control plane programming language (e.g. Frenetic, Nettle), leading to not reusable and shareable source code for network programs. So despite having OpenFlow as the candidate for a standard interface between the controller and the network infrastructure, interworking between different controllers and network devices is hindered and walled gardens are emerging. NetIDE will deliver a single integrated development environment to support the whole development lifecycle of network controller programs in a vendor-independent fashion."
Telcaria leads Task T2.3 (NetIDE APIs and Integration) and mainly works in the architecture (WP2) and the IDE (WP3), although it contributes to all WPs. Their expertise in SDN/NFV as well as in integrated ICT solutions ensure these WPs are also aligned with the project as a whole.
The NetIDE project is co-funded by the European Commission DG CONNECT in FP7 (7th Framework Programme). Call: FP7-ICT-2013-11. Topic: ICT-2013.1.1 - Future Networks.
5G-CORAL aims at delivering a convergent 5G multi-RAT access through an integrated virtualised edge and fog solution that is flexible, scalable, and interoperable with other domains including transport (fronthaul, backhaul), core and clouds.
"5G-CORAL project leverages on the pervasiveness of edge and fog computing in the Radio Access Network (RAN) to create a unique opportunity for access convergence. This is envisioned by the means of an integrated and virtualised networking and computing solution where virtualised functions, context-aware services, and user and third-party applications are blended together to offer enhanced connectivity and better quality of experience. The proposed solution contemplates two major building blocks, namely (i) the Edge and Fog computing System (EFS) subsuming all the edge and fog computing substrate offered as a shared hosting environment for virtualised functions, services, and applications; and (ii) the Orchestration and Control System (OCS) responsible for managing and controlling the EFS, including its interworking with other (non-EFS) domains."
Telcaria participates in WP1 (5G-CORAL system design and business perspectives), WP2 (5G-CORAL Edge and Fog computing System), WP3 (5G-CORAL Orchestration and Control System), WP4 (WP4- 5G-CORAL demonstration and trials), WP5 (WP5 – Communication, Dissemination, Standardisation, and Exploitation).
The SUPERFLUIDITY project aims at achieving superfluidity in the Internet: the ability to instantiate services on-the-fly, run them anywhere in the network (core, aggregation, edge) and shift them transparently to different locations.
"The SUPERFLUIDITY project tackles crucial shortcomings in today’s networks: long provisioning times, with wasteful overprovisioning used to meet variable demand; reliance on rigid and cost-ineffective hardware devices and daunting complexity emerging from three forms of heterogeneity: traffic and sources, services and needs; and access technologies. The SUPERFLUIDITY solution is based on: a decomposition of network components and services into elementary and reusable primitives; a native, converged cloud-based architecture; the virtualization of radio and network processing tasks; platform-independent abstractions, permitting reuse of network functions across heterogeneous hardware platforms, while catering to the vendors’ need for closed platforms/implementations; and high performance software optimizations along with leveraging of hardware accelerators. As a result, the 5G network will benefit from: location-independence (network services deployable in heterogeneous networks), time-independence (near instantaneous deployment and migration of services), scale-independence (transparent service scalability) and hardware-independence (development and deployment of services with high performance irrespective of the underlying hardware). Through these properties, SUPERFLUIDITY will provide a converged cloud-based 5G concept that will enable innovative use cases in the mobile edge, empower new business models, and reduce investment and operational costs. The SUPERFLUIDITY consortium gathers an impressive and uncommon blend of Telco and IT players that can make its vision a reality."
Telcaria participates in WP2 (Use cases, System Requirements and Functional Analysis), WP3 (Cloud-Native Edge System Architecture), WP4 (Heterogeneous Infrastructures and Abstractions), WP5 (Virtualization Platform Implementation and Network Dynamics), WP6 (System Orchestration and Management Tools) and WP8 (Communication, Dissemination, Standardization and Exploitation).
5G European validation platform for extensive trials
"5G EVE will create the foundations for a pervasive roll-out of 5G end-to-end networks in Europe. The project will do so by offering to all 5G experimenters a 5G end-to-end facility, which enables them to validate their network KPIs and services. Providing reliable end-to-end 5G network solutions is crucial for all actors in the 5G value chain, including network operators and vendors as well as vertical industries and SMEs."
This project has received funding from the European Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° 815074
5G-enabled Growth in Vertical Industries
"The vision of the 5Growth project is to empower verticals industries such as Industry 4.0, Transportation, and Energy with an AI-driven Automated and Sharable 5G End-to-End Solution that will allow these industries to achieve simultaneously their respective key performance targets."
Towards this vision, 5Growth will automate the process for supporting diverse industry verticals through (i) a vertical portal in charge of interfacing verticals with the 5G End-to-End platforms, receiving their service requests and building the respective network slices on top, (ii) closed-loop automation and SLA control for vertical services lifecycle management and (iii) AI-driven end-to-end network solutions to jointly optimize Access, Transport, Core and Cloud, Edge and Fog resources, across multiple technologies and domains.
5G-DIVE: eDge Intelligence for Vertical Experimentation
"5G-DIVE targets end-to-end 5G trials aimed at proving the technical merits and business value proposition of 5G technologies in two vertical pilots, namely (i) Industry 4.0 and (ii) Autonomous Drone Scout. These trials will put in action a bespoke end-to-end 5G design tailored to the requirements of the applications targeted in each vertical pilot, such as digital twinning and drone fleet navigation applications."
5G-DIVE’s bespoke design is built around two main pillars, namely (1) end-to-end 5G connectivity including 5G New Radio, Crosshaul transport and 5G Core, and (2) distributed edge and fog computing integrating intelligence located closely to the user. The latter pillar extends significantly beyond the EU- TW-Phase-I 5G-CORAL solution framework by adding support for automation based on artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technologies. The targeted intelligent tailored design is envisioned to achieve optimized performance and thus boost significantly the business value proposition of 5G in each targeted vertical application. 5G-DIVE trials target pilots running for several weeks on the premises of the vertical applications in real-life testbeds in Europe and Taiwan, leveraging noticeably the European 5G end- to-end facilities from ICT-17 call and Taiwan’s testbed facilities.
In Telcaria the schedule is flexible and teleworking is a common practice, perfect to combine your personal life with the professional.
We work with top technologies related with SDN/NFV. We develop research, development and innovation projects and we cooperate with the universities.
We bet on young talent and we train our employees. Our team is formed by experts and is always learning.