See the benefits of running a DPI engine as a Virtual Network Function (VNF)

By Erik Larsson Vice President, Marketing, Qosmos

The industry is eagerly looking for commercial NFV solutions that can be deployed quickly and easily. That’s why Intel, Qosmos and Tieto have put together a live demo at Mobile World Congress, aligned with ETSI NFV principles and featuring intelligent deep packet inspection (DPI), traffic shaping, and service invocation.

This demo shows DPI implemented as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) component to optimize a global virtual Evolved Packet Core demo (virtual EPC). The virtualized DPI analyzes network traffic in real-time and in detail, and feeds resulting information to the virtual PDN-Gateway that can trigger multiple functions such as quality of service (QoS) management or traffic shaping.

To make it efficient, the DPI technology is implemented in an elastic way: thanks to an Element Management System, the DPI function can send behavioral traffic information to the orchestrator/analytics system to trigger events., such as scaling up (add vCPU to the VM instance) or scaling out of virtual machine (VM) instances.

This means that operators can optimize costs through improved equipment utilization while securing service level agreements (SLAs) through dynamic and rapid instantiations. This translates into significant OpEx cost reductions associated with e.g. PDN-GW and implementation of service provider mobile plans such as tiered pricings, application charging, etc.

See it all by yourself at MWC in Barcelona next week - the demo will be shown at the Intel booth in Hall 3, 3D30.

Erik drives all aspects of marketing for Qosmos, including company positioning, demand generation, product marketing, branding and communication. Prior to Qosmos, he led marketing for Netcentrex IP Communications (acquired by Comverse), and managed marketing activities for Web hosting provider Integra (now Level 3). Reach him at or @tweetrik.