NoviFabric: Service Chain Proxy
For IPv6 Segment Routing
Why an SRv6 Service Gateway?
Virtualization, cloud computing, and ubiquitous mobile devices are all contributing to the exponential increase in traffic volumes. Services are moving closer to the Edge, and the percentage of data center traffic going ‘east-west’ within and between data centers has risen to over 80% of the total. Network traffic generated by telemetry, usage monitoring and traffic analysis, as well as the hardware and operating expenses of installing physical TAPs, is driving through the roof the cost of Load Balancing, Packet Brokering and Telemetry collection. Furthermore, the increasing complexity of implementing security at the edge is becoming a limiting factor to protecting data, identity and network resources the core, as well as becoming a barrier to network adaptability, latency and scalability, and driving up both OPEX and CAPEX.
In the following video, Bell Canada’s Daniel Bernier describes the challenges facing network operators in this fast-evolving environment:
NOVIFLOW DELIVERS NoviFabric IPv6 SEGMENT ROUTING (SRv6 Service Gateway)
NoviFlow’s NoviFabric programmable forwarding plane solution adds SRv6 with support for SID and uSID (C-SID-NEXT) to its existing packet brokerage, load balancing and network telemetry services, effectively reducing the overall cost for the Service Provider Edge by integrating these network functions into an easy to manage and deployable solution. Deployed with Intel’s Barefoot Tofino programmable switch fabric empowered by NoviFlow’s NoviWare Network Operating System, the solution leverages the performance and flexibility advantages of P4 as a programming and control language for Software Defined Networking.
NoviFlow’s Jesper Eriksson describes NoviFabric our SRv6 Segment Routing solution:
Used with industry standard cybersecurity appliances and services, NoviFlow’s NoviFabric delivers high throughput and dynamically scalable network services into the Terabit/s range while reducing total customer network CAPEX and OPEX. By integrating SRv6 capability into NoviFabric, the solution efficiently addresses even the largest deployments and enables cost-effective dynamic scaling to right-size capacity for the most highly variable demands.