Service Programming for Communications Service Providers
NoviFlow’s NoviMapper implements flexible service programming and elastic, dynamic scaling of network services including 5G, MEC, cybersecurity and visibility into the multi-Terabit scale by implementing powerful Load Balancing, Packet Steering, Service Chaining and Visibility solutions that run on high-performance programmable network fabrics. NoviMapper simplifies network architecture at the edge by replacing hardware appliances and network TAPs by packet processing rules and software executing directly in the network switch, directing traffic only to the right services and applications in the order required to meet customer SLAs. Benefits include reducing hardware costs, enabling easy service insertion and elastic scaling of services, reducing the cyber-attack surface, and increasing network robustness.
The NoviMapper solution achieves this unprecedented performance, flexibility, and scale by leveraging the power of programmable match-action pipelines, white-box hardware, and open standard interfaces such as gRPC and P4Runtime. NoviMapper runs on standard COTS servers, and is deployed with select white-box switches running the powerful Intel Tofino, to deliver a fully programmable network fabric in a simple, scalable, compact form factor, and at a fraction of the price of conventional networking solutions.