Procera Networks has announced a joint solution with Brocade.
The offering combines Brocade’s Envision Fabric visibility product line with Procera’s eVolution Virtual Experience Probe to give mobile operators much greater visibility and real-time access to deeper network, subscriber and traffic intelligence. It’s been designed in response to demand for better understanding of subscriber behaviors and how this impacts the over-the-top (OTT) services they use.
The new solution highlights the growing need from operators for broader and deeper contextual insights about network traffic and subscriber experience. This is made possible via Procera’s eVolution Virtual Experience Probe. By focusing on subscriber service and application usage behavior, rather than simply on characteristics of overall network performance, the eVolution probe can pull much deeper insights from subscriber traffic which can then be used for advanced QoE management and the delivery of highly differentiated offerings. It’s capable of identifying:
- over 2800 over-the-top applications,
- types of devices in use,
- locations involved,
- routes and peering links traversed,
- and subscriber service plans.<
eVolution is a virtualized probe that runs as a VNF on industry standard hardware. It’s designed to scale in order to meet the ever-changing traffic requirements of today’s 4G evolved packet core networks. eVolution takes advantage of Procera’s PacketLogic/V software to guide operators through optimizing their network investments, improving the overall subscriber quality of experience, and also identifying new revenue generating opportunities.
“Our work with Brocade really goes to demonstrate the versatility of our PacketLogic/V software for network and subscriber analytics,” said John McNamara, vice president, OEM and SI Sales, at Procera Networks. “Operators are relying on Procera’s network and subscriber analytics more than ever to prioritize how they go about delivering a solid customer experience. PacketLogic/V gives them much better insights into the areas of improvement that are most important to subscribers.”
“Our work with Procera is an important part of our plan to provide our customers clear visibility into OTT application traffic on their networks,” added Ravi Medikonda, vice president and GM, Network Visibility and Analytics, at Brocade. “As mobile networks evolve towards 5G, there is an important need for operators to provide differentiated offerings that cooperate with OTT applications. This allows them to create new revenue growth opportunities to offset the stagnation in user and bandwidth revenues.”