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Software Defined Networks

 

Boost your network capability and capacity with TCS' Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions.

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Manual network provisioning, difficulty in scaling up network functions to cater to peak loads, and underutilization of network resources contribute to limiting business agility and cost pressures on enterprises and CSPs. The use of SDN-enabled products and solutions allows better network control, utilization, and management.

Our Solution

TCS has offerings across various layers of the SDN network. Within the Cloud Management layer, we implement SDN services such as policy management and topology  management, and improve workflow management and performance benchmarking of SDN Controllers. For the Application and Control layer, we offer network function virtualization using cloud solutions like OpenStack, and service chaining of virtualized Network Function (VNF). We help you implement new services on various SDN Controllers, enable SDN support for transport networks, and provide conformance testing of multi-vendor SDN/hybrid networks. On the Network Layer, we help you with VLSI design and testing, and platform engineering. We also provide engineering services for network processors, device drivers, BSP (Board Support Packages), and FPGAs.

Some of our solution accelerators are as follows:

  • Bandwidth on Demand: Automatic and orchestrated provisioning of bandwidth in SDN network
  • Virtual Network Function (VNF) Service Chaining: SDN Controller service chained to a VNF such as an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) or enterprise firewall
  • OF (OpenFlow) Test Framework: Customized OFTest to enable multi-vendor protocol conformance of SDN-enabled switches.

Benefits

We build and deliver scalable, customer-centric, and cost-effective applications and solutions on SDN, integrated with cloud solutions like OpenStack.

Our SDN Solutions enable:

  • Improved customer experience: Offer immediate and automatic change in bandwidth as needed by consumers. TCS’ Application Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) server (based on RFC 5693 and RFC 6708) selects the most appropriate network path for provisioning the bandwidth, and the SDNi interface ensures that the solution can be implemented across SDN domains.
  • Demand-based services: Ensure optimal utilization of network functions such as firewall and IDS through service chaining; also offer subscription-based access to these network functionalities.
  • Conformance to latest OpenFlow specifications: Ensure product compliance and interoperability of your network equipment.

The TCS Advantage

Our SDN Solutions provide complete support across the various SDN layers. We strengthen the engagement with our:

  • Deep Domain Expertise: We leverage our extensive capabilities in IP routing and switching, network management, and virtualization, which are key to building effective SDN solutions.
  • Contributions to Industry Forums: We actively participate in and contribute to industry forums such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack, which helps us build extensive knowledge and expertise in these industry-leading SDN and Cloud management solutions.
  • Solution Accelerators: Our SDN solution accelerators ensure accelerated product development and reduced time-to-market.
  • Labs: Our investments in SDN equipment and labs enable us to effectively build and test SDN solutions and products.

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Software Defined Networking Test Harness provides a web-based, multi-user, multi-DUT (device under test) integrated framework that enables single-seat protocol specifications, infrastructure automation, and end-to-end use case verification. Our SDN Test Harness promises accelerated regression and new protocol specification conformance that enhance the network's capabilities to meet the overarching demands for greater network scalability, speed, and resilience.

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Sofware Defined Networking Test Harness

TCS Software Defined Networking Test Harness provides a web-based, multi-user, multi-DUT (device under test) integrated framework that enables single-seat protocol specifications, infrastructure automation, and end-to-end use case verification. Our SDN Test Harness promises accelerated regression and new protocol specification conformance that enhance the network's capabilities to meet the overarching demands for greater network scalability, speed, and resilience.

White Papers

Inter-SDN Controller Communication: Using Border Gateway Protocol

In this white paper, we discuss the need for the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) protocol and how it can be used for inter-SDN controller communication.

Brochures

SDN in Wireless Cellular Networks

Gearing Up to Meet the Growing Bandwidth Demand