On today’s Priority Queue, sponsored by Sonus Networks, we examine three use cases for VellOS, Sonus’s product that lets customers program a network to customize it for their environments.
Joining us from Sonus for the discussion are Dan Malek, Software Engineering Fellow; and Karl May, VP, VellOS Business Unit.
We’ll drill into the details of three VellOS use cases, and explore both the technology aspects of the product and the business problems you can solve.
- Enterprise SD-WAN. The first use case revolves around reducing costs for enterprise WAN connectivity while also ensuring high performance for applications and network resilience, using off-the-shelf, OpenFlow-compatible switches in conjunction with the VellOS controller. Customers can mix and match carriers and connectivity types, including MPLS, dark fiber, and broadband, and choose application paths based on criteria including performance and cost.
- Service provider interconnects. The second use case is for international carriers that are building interconnects with other providers across geographic regions. VellOS allows carriers to enforce QoS and other customer policies on a peer’s network.
- Multitenant interconnects for colocation providers. The third use case discusses how a data center/colocation operator can install high-bandwidth interconnects that can be shared with a large number of tenants. VellOS creates a shared infrastructure that lets the operator carve up bandwidth and provide network services and requirements on demand. VellOS flow control provides multitenancy separation.
If you want to learn more about Sonus and VellOS, you can check out the resource page Real-time Service Quality for Unified Communications.
You can also get more details from the blog posts QoS Done Right and Leveraging SD-WAN For Skype For Business Enterprise Voice.
And be sure to check out other podcasts from Sonus, including Packet Pushers Weekly Show 253 and PQ Show 69: Sonus VellOS And QoE For Unified Communications (Sponsored).