Software-Defined Networking (SDN):
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an approach that enables the network to be intelligently and centrally controlled using software applications regardless of vendor or technology.
LightRiver offers a full set of network software tools and services to optimize multidomain efficiencies while enabling consistently, high quality of service, which is critical in mission-critical networks, for;
- Infrastructure Management
- Network Monitoring & Control
- Network Planning
- Network Design
- Service Delivery
- Network Performance Assurance
- MultiAccess Edge Computing (MEC)
- Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
Network and NFV Orchestration – The LightRiver approach to designing, deploying and managing networks must be viewed through the software-centric lens. From intelligent mobile backhaul and broadband access to high-speed optical backbones, SDN and SD-WAN technology enables the transformation of access, datacenter, metro and long-haul networks into demand-responsive infrastructures that are ready for next-generation services in a world where everything is On-Demand and Virtualized.
The gig economy, and ‘X-as-a-service’ models have driven digitalization of services and cloud migration, both of which now rely on immediate, high performance connectivity, paired with AI-based insights and machine learning, where operators must manage the ensure network in real time, regardless of the underlying network technology. The promise of SDN, NFV, SD-WAN and MEC is that you can profitably grow your services on-demand, while simultaneously simplifying operations, via a programmable network infrastructure.
Figure 1: SDN (Software Defined Network) Architecture