Virtual Services is a service delivery platform that enables Service Providers to offer a consistent, fast and scalable way to deploy an unlimited range of end-user services offerings, Unleashing the potential of the home-routers yet avoiding their limitations.
It is based on a Service Launcher that runs at a data-center and acts as a virtual extension to the on-premise routers. The Launcher communicates with a small (one-time) client that is integrated on the router on one hand and to the range of end-user services on the other.It is the platform on which all of the services are deployed.
The Persistent Management Agent (PMA) is used to allow Network Management Systems to manage DPU systems that may not be on-line. This is particularly useful in systems where the DPU’s are line-powered and may not have power at any given point in time.
Inango’s Fast-PMA supports both G.fast and G.hn DPUs but is designed to extend easily for other technologies. It acts as an intelligent proxy device for each of the managed DPUs, storing commands until they can be executed, saving system configuration and more. It also include the PMAA (aggregation) function necessary to support many devices on a server.
The Fast-PMA communicates with deployed devices via standard Netconf, ensuring full independence from the DPU provider. But it also allows for northbound interfaces to the NMS over SNMP for easier integration with existing services. (Note: SNMP interworking may require some customization).
Moreover, since it is based on OpenDaylight, it can easily be extended by adding SDN functionality for network virtualization (an optional add-on).
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Inango offers a complete Distribution Point Unit (DPU) solution for OEMs.
The DPU connects to homes via an existing physical infrastructure (phone lines or coaxial cables) using technologies such as MoCA, G.hn or G.fast to provide high-speed Internet access to home owners.
The DPU Software, provided in source code form, is a complete operational system, including support for QoS, user authentication, Ethernet OAM, provisioning and more. It is fully field-upgradeable. Furthermore, the DPU is fully SDN-aware, supporting OpenFlow communication with the SDN server and modules for publicizing information about network interfaces and connectivity.
It is based on a highly portable architecture and supports a variety of network processors, switches and FPGA-based platforms. The main functional modules of the DPU are shown below. As with all Inango products, we offer extensions and customization through our professional services group.