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DDI for 5G Infrastructures

How SOLIDserver™ enhances network performance, UX and security.

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Operator IT Challenges for 5G Networks

In addition to financial impacts for operators linked to massive deployment costs, on the IT side the main challenges faced will include:

  • Deploying network architecture to handle bandwidth for end user devices and increased number and variety of radio base stations (TDD, FDD and NB-LTE), in order to fulfill the three main contradictory usages:
    1. eMBB (enhanced mobile broadband at 10Gbps)
    2. uRLLC (ultra-reliable and low latency communications at 1ms delay)
    3. mMTC (massive machine type communications at 1 million devices per km²)
  • Limiting overall round trip delay between device and content from any consumed application for new usages; this requires bringing computing resources near the device in the network for caching content, aggregating and preprocessing data, and optimizing network paths and IP routes
  • Scaling capacities up and down in order to optimize running costs and energy consumption
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DDI (DNS-DHCP-IPAM) Requirements for 5G Networks

5G deployments face multiple challenges, mainly because they significantly change the way telcos normally build and operate their networks. Software is at the heart of the 5G revolution, and IP is the standard protocol between apps, making the DDI solution a fundamental base as an IP service enhancer. Low latency is pushing the limits on multiple systems so DNS resolution times have come very much to the foreground. And whereas hardware was previously common, fast deployment and auto-scaling architecture with NFV have become mandatory.

Lastly, to minimize DNS lookup times and increase the cache-hit ratio for local users, it is essential to place DDI components for enabling IP services at the edge of the new networks and thus closer to end-users, while taking advantage of automation and scalability. That is exactly how EfficientIP’s SOLIDserver DDI is architectured.

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SOLIDserver DDI for 5G Key Benefits

EfficientIP SOLIDserver DDI solution helps telcos with enabling their new 5G services, using a platform which regroups an extended set of services. These range from traditional IPAM, DNS and DHCP to advanced security, application traffic management and a rich set of API and events to be included easily in any ecosystem of NFV and legacy applications.

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Enhanced Performance

Enhanced performance with the fastest available DNS and DHCP servers.

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Improved User Experience

Improved user experience with scalability and intelligent user to application routing.

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Heightened Security

Heightened security with filtering capabilities and deep client behavioral analysis.

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Simplified Deployment & Administration

Simplified deployment with SmartArchitecture easing NFV management.

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Strengthened Resiliency

Strengthened resiliency with rich topology capabilities, clustering and inherent resiliency.

In any modern ecosystem APIs are the enabler for easy interconnection and loose coupling through event handling. SOLIDserver is built around API as a service based system and any action performed by automation or the GUI can be also performed through API. This allows easy integration of all the DDI, security and application traffic management to be administered centrally or through a VNF manager. It also allows the IPAM to act as the central repository for the whole 5G infrastructure with dynamic updates reflecting the exact configuration of services and networks in place in the SDN.

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Key Resources

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