Networks are in the midst of a massive transformation. The positive disruption that server and storage virtualization had on the world is also happening with network virtualisation. Telcos and enterprises need to be more agile and deliver services on-demand with ever-changing requirements. The era of fixed, special networking hardware is coming to and end and is being replaced with a highly dynamic framework aimed at the needs of the users and the applications, not the packets. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies are demonstrating enormous innovation and value as well as impacting the shape of the modern network.
New visibility opportunities
SDN and NFV stand to offer a plethora of new visibility applications and solve a lot of emerging challenges. Innovative visibility platforms stand to gain the most from NFV/SDN deployments and will unleash new value streams.
Sinefa puts best-of-breed traffic visibility and control at the fingertips of customers embracing SDN and NFV. With highly automated configuration, monthly subscriptions and native multi-tenancy and security, Sinefa is ready to be consumed as a service for any network and in turn unlock a whole new world of visibility for software-defined networks.
The success of SDN hinges on having more traffic visibility than ever. As traditional computing, storage and networking layers collapse, complexity can increase rapidly and the need to see what’s going on across the whole network becomes extremely important.
Sinefa Virtual Network Function (VNF)
Sinefa’s VNF can be delivered from the Provider Edge (PE) in a multi-tenanted deployment or from the Customer Edge (CE) on an off-the-shelf NVF platform. Deployment and orchestration can be delivered within the NFV framework and presentation is offered via Sinefa's UI or access via API.
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Sinefa in SDN
SDN promises speed and agility for deploying networks and delivering new services. This agility also comes with complexity when troubleshooting these highly dynamic networks. Transparency becomes key and on-demand high convergence visibility takes the guesswork out of operating SDN networks at scale. Evolving from traditional fixed and silicon-based networking, Sinefa enables instantly consumable and pervasive visibility architected for the Software Defined Network.
Multi-tenancy for SDN visibility
In a single, Provider Edge deployment, Sinefa can segment customer data based on a variety of parameters and provide realtime visibility to a number of stakeholders like customers, MSPs & Telcos. Stakeholders can customise presentation of data to best suit their role. MSPs & Telcos can analyse cross-customer or geo-location-based data from Sinefa depending on the function or service they provide.
Empower SDN applications
Sinefa exposes all of its data through APIs, enabling 3rd party applications to leverage Sinefa's data intelligence to make decisions and dictate network changes through the SDN controller. Apps can query Sinefa for either historical or 1-second snapshots about customers, apps, users, hosts and more across the entire network.