Integra™ - Platform for Virtualizing Services (NFV)

World's most scalable SDN/NFV enabled VAS Platform

Integra provides the ideal VAS platform solution for operators. Integra delivers on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) both from the perspective of virtual network function components (VNFC), service orchestration, dynamic function chaining and elastic deployment. This is the basis for the practical expansion into Software Defined Networks (SDN).

Integra’s highly modular architecture, low latency and high performance for both the signaling/control plane and the data/user plane data streams are the capabilities required to be selectively and intelligently in the content path. This is key to managing access, the user experience of the flow, assigning bandwidth/policy and developing new policies & services. Integra is agnostic to hypervisor and can be deployed in KVM and VMWare environments on COTS hardware with ESXi hypervisor and vCloud. It is orchestrated using OpenStack API.

Integra provides the abstraction of transport and application protocols so that key services can trigger behavior from the data path, affect the flow and content of the data stream and record/meter the use of resources.

At the heart of Integra lies a plug-in layer 4-7 orchestration layer, providing dynamic triggering of layer 7 services with attributes from the flow, profile, authentication and web service all being combined into a single intelligent switching capability. This capability is provided with low latency and best in class capacity numbers in throughput for signaling and data plane traffic per blade.

As the industry’s most scalable VAS platform, Integra has established a new benchmark in expanding SDN architectures into application service orchestration & chaining. It powers key solutions including Mobile Data Monetization and Mobile Media Optimization, to provide innovative subscriber-aware pricing models, and congestion-aware network optimization.

There are two Products that derive directly from the Integra SDN/NFV enabled VAS platform, of which this one (Virtualization VAS Platform) is one:

  1. This product: Integra as an NFV Service Orchestration platform
  2. Integra as a Secure Traffic Manager providing the solution to the problem of managing and monetizing encrypted content

Openwave Mobility has been identified as one of the Top 26 Companies in the Global NFV Market

ABI Research report: Small Operators Can Step Up to SDN/NFV by Virtualizing Video (Oct 2013):
"The Openwave Mobility Integra platform is one answer to the Tier 2-4 operator needs. With the Integra Platform solution, the operator can immediately address and optimize both OTT video traffic and web traffic. In addition, the Openwave Mobility monetization features are put in play - including an advanced analytics capability and a scalable subscriber repository."

Please refer to our Technology Vision for further understanding of how Openwave Mobility is positioned within the SDN/NFV space.