INTRODUCTION

eVolution is the industry’s first purpose-built virtual experience probe based on Active Network Intelligence technology for multi-access broadband operators.

eVolution is an all virtual data enablement solution that empowers fixed, cable, mobile, and WiFi operators to run their networks more efficiently and profitably. eVolution delivers a unique approach to providing structured data that can be used in real-time to enhance the subscriber experience for broadband subscribers.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Powerful data solution - allowing you to drill down to per subscriber level, in real time to enable your big data systems
  • Using the industry’s best data foundation of network data traffic through frequent signature updates and machine learning approaches to dealing with encrypted traffic.
  • Most complete and enriched view of the subscriber experience with unique QoE and KPIs
  • High performance virtualization on Intel-based COTS hardware
  • Multi-Access and Multi-Vendor support to simplify integrated network deployments
  • Designed for NFV & Orchestration as standards mature
USES CASES FOR SANDVINES’S BIG DATA INTELLIGENCE

Sandvine’s unique combination of business and subscriber experience metrics enables advanced Big Data use cases:

 

ENGINEERED FOR YOUR BIG DATA NEEDS

Make your critical investment and planning decisions using the industry’s best data foundation that captures the network intelligence that you need. Without network visibility, network operators do not have the inputs they need to determine the optimal network investments or to launch attractive service offering. At Sandvine we target an aspirational goal of 0% unidentified traffic by providing frequent signature updates and leveraging machine learning approaches to dealing with encrypted traffic. Over half of Sandvine’s signatures cover encrypted applications, a key requirement from network operators as encryption becomes pervasive on networks, which limits the effectiveness of current data probes and router/switch-based data feeds.

The eVolution platform can be integrated to provide a more complete view of the network and further enrich network traffic data intelligence by applying context to data. Through multiple integration APIs, we can add subscriber, device, location, service plan, and numerous other attributes to make the intelligence actionable in real-time:

• Traffic: Application awareness, including encrypted applications

• Subscriber: Mapping of IPs to subscriber or account and subscriber attributes

• Score: Scoring of Experience for Web, Video, Social, Voice, Messaging, and UL/DL

• Route: Peering visibility at the flow, application and QoE awareness

• Topology: Network Topology location and link speed awareness

• Content: Content categorization for up to 100M URLs over 100+ categories

• RAN: Mobile location awareness integration for real-time subscriber updates

• Device: Device-type awareness: Phone, Tablet, or PC for usage insights by type

The eVolution platform can be deployed anywhere in the access, aggregation, core, or peering point to gather the data desired. Multiple tunnel encapsulation technologies are supported across mobile, cable, DSL, WiFi including GTP, MPLS, MobileIP, MPLS, VLAN, IPinIP, L2TP, Teredo, and EoMPLS to gather data where it makes sense for the operator.

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Big Data integration options with eVolution.

CLOUD-READY SOLUTION

eVolution is powered by Sandvine’s industry-proven application identification technology engineered to run as an individual Virtual Network Function Components (VNFC) as part of an ESTI-defined Virtual Network Function (VNF) environment. eVolution runs on Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) hardware leveraging Intel processors, and can run on VMware or KVM hypervisors. The eVolution VNF will support NFV orchestration standards as they mature, and includes a VNF License Manager that support creating new instances of eVolution than can be deployed when and where the operator needs data collection.

SOLUTIONS COMPONENTS
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