In a world where cost cutting is a priority and ESG (Environment, Social and Government) compliance is essential, service providers are looking for ways to reduce the amount of equipment they need while still meeting the needs of their customers.
Managing IP address exhaustion adds complexity to scaling, requiring unnecessary load balancing equipment and complex policy-based routing. This, along with the increasing bandwidth usage and the challenge of migrating from IPv4 to IPv6, is increasing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for service providers.
Sandvine's Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT) software module provides a contextually aware, highly scalable, and cost-effective solution for managing IPv4 exhaustion.
CGNAT offers 3 main capabilities:
There are many benefits to using CGNAT: