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Unified Communications

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in Unified Communications (UC) enables Enterprise IT, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and cloud-based UC-as-a-Service (UCaaS) providers to optimally plan, efficiently provision, monitor and operate secure UC&C environments and infrastructure.

Regardless of the networks, protocols or devices individual participants are using, NFV offers on-demand scalability, better resource utilization and investment protection to UCaaS providers. Integration of DPI and network traffic monitoring capabilities in virtual appliances allows UC&C vendors to enhance security, ease BYOD administration and improve user experience.

Unified Communications

Calsoft Labs Services

Calsoft Labs’ NFV in UC services rely on our decade long experience in the unified communications, L4-L7 switching, DPI, QoS and bandwidth optimization, virtual appliance development, orchestration and integration with NFV service delivery architecture. Calsoft Labs services address business and technology needs of customers across these layers.

1.Virtualization and Cloud Enablement

  • Development of centralized UC&C controller for virtualized infrastructure
    • Virtualization of provisioning, scheduling, directory services, call and conference control, recording and reporting analytics applications.
    • Integration and testing for Private (VMware, KVM, Xen, Hyper-V) or Public (AWS, Rackspace, Azure) cloud environments.
    • Openstack orchestration for private/public/hybrid cloud deployments.
  • Scalable, resilient and multi-tenant UCaaS platform development for feature-based and deployment size-based licensing
    • Integration with Service Provisioning and Billing systems
    • Integration of L4-L7 traffic monitoring capabilities to enable fine-grained policy enforcement, QoE monitoring, charging and service assurance.
  • RESTful/SOAP based Web Service APIs for interface with Service Provider OSS/BSS and end user / customer admin portals and dashboards.

2.System Integration and Interoperability testing

  • System testing and integration with various access devices - mobile, laptop/PC, room and immersive systems.
  • Integration with existing UC applications such as Microsoft OCS/Lync, Skype, Cisco, Avaya Aura®, Polycom and Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch®.
  • Feature, performance and load testing, Test Automation development (Tcl/Tk, Perl, Python, Java, Shell, C/C++ scripting)
  • Automated UI testing for Web browser, HTML5, Flash/Flex, Silverlight, Qt/GTK+ interfaces.

Calsoft Labs is actively working with its customers and partners to implement End-to-End test strategies for cloud-ready UC&C systems.

3.Unified Management, Network visibility and control

Hosted UC&C systems require advanced management frameworks that provide a unified view of physical and virtual network functions, and the underlying network infrastructure for service creation, monitoring and assurance.

Calsoft Labs leverages its strengths in Element & Network management, NFV orchestration and Software-defined Networking (SDN) to offer following services:

  • Development of Unified Management Framework that provides state-of-the-art, full manageability across physical and virtual appliances.
  • Enhancements to UC&C manager for real-time monitoring of underlying compute and network infrastructure, network topology and traffic flows to improve service assurance in large enterprise deployments.
  • Integration of UC&C management system with SDN/OpenFlow controller that configures/operates the network resources to deliver specific policies, QoS, path, bandwidth and other requirements to UC&C traffic flows.

At Calsoft Labs we believe that NFV and SDN are leading innovations that will radically lower TCO, offer greater flexibility and enable the creation and delivery of new value-added services by large enterprises and Telcos.