The communications industry is undergoing tremendous change. The root cause of this change is something Gartner Group calls “The Nexus of Forces” – the convergence of cloud, mobile, social, and information forces that are changing the way the world lives, learns, works, and plays using communications technologies and applications. New multimedia services, the increasing sophistication of smart devices, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine-to-machine (M2M) trends are all putting huge stress on networks to deliver increasing bandwidth at the right quality of service to support these applications.
IP Fabrics is investing in a number of key technologies that address this massive shift in the communications market.
Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and emerging applications and services identification enables a wide variety of compliance, security, and monetization use cases. IP Fabrics’ DPI and Deep Application Protocol Inspection (DAPI) capabilities provides advanced capabilities in physical or virtualized probe appliance form that addresses these use cases now and into the future.
WebRTC is a disruptive force that enables peer-to-peer communications and is one of the key components within the overall Unified Communications (UC) initiatives. IP Fabrics has incorporated WebRTC into our DPI offerings as well as the ability to provide CALEA lawful intercept compliance for WebRTC networks.
The CALEA standards for lawful intercept are an important component to maintaining individual privacy rights while enabling access for law enforcement to prevent crime and terrorism in our communities. As new communications technologies emerge, addressing these within the context of CALEA is important. IP Fabrics tracks CALEA compliance standards so our technology is up-to-date with the latest standards. We also continue to advance our DPI and application decoding capabilities in order to address new and emerging communications technologies.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) takes a page out of data center virtualization in order to enable quicker, more agile testing and deployment of new services within the network. SDN/NFV promises to transform network infrastructure from fixed-purpose equipment to lower cost, flexible, programmable components that can adapt quickly to changing requirements. IP Fabrics DPI and application decoding capabilities have been designed with an eye toward virtualized systems within the SDN/NFV framework to enable the next generation of services and capabilities for the evolving network infrastructure.