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NFV Performance Focus of RIFT.io, Accedian Arrangement

By Steve Anderson January 27, 2017

Over the last couple of years now, we've seen network functions virtualization (NFV) go from a technology virtually no one knew about to a technology that a lot of people wanted in their corner. With that growth has come new opportunities for complementary goods, and a recently collaborative effort between RIFT.io and Accedian should be a complement that helps make NFV better as a whole.

The product of that collaboration is a new way to deploy the Accedian SkyLIGHT VCX virtual performance assurance controller (vPAC) system. Since RIFT.io is known as an open source network service orchestration source, and Accedian's primary skill deals with end-to-end network performance assurance, the end result could be a real powerhouse in NFV and overall performance.

With the duo working on the matter together, it's now much easier to put the SkyLIGHT VCX system in place and take advantage of what it can offer. Since the SkyLIGHT system is the first major performance assurance option that actually turns to NFV to offer advanced network monitoring options, it's worth bringing in to just about anyone who's working on a network of more than a handful of users. RIFT.io's contribution, RIFT.ware, offers an easier way to deploy virtualized network functions (VNFs) that's in compliance with European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) standards. RIFT.ware also delivers help on managing particularly complex services on a network.

Thus, the combined effort delivers not only greater elasticity in deployments, but also better performance data capture along the entire network architecture. That includes both physical and virtual network operations, as well as public cloud, to yield the best results. Accedian's FlowMETER and FlowBROKER systems help provide smoother network operations, and for those using virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE), new services can readily be brought into play like firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

NFV's value to business operations is increasingly clear, and with developments like this coming out, it just adds one more brick in the ever-growing wall of value. We've seen NFV deliver value on a variety of fronts, and now that it can be used to measure network performance and quickly add new services, it's likely that even more businesses will take an interest in NFV's capabilities. The new effort from RIFT.io and Accedian can readily be part of that.

As NFV gains ground in the market, more new products will roll out using this technology and putting it to work. The new effort from Accedian and RIFT.io should help ensure that not only is there more interest in NFV, but also in making the network it's on run at its peak.




Edited by Alicia Young

Contributing Writer

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