As software defined networking (SDN) is becoming a reality, playing a significant role in revolutionizing our network, network performance monitoring also needs to be geared up to cope with the new agile network capabilities.
In Ericsson Research, we have built a framework we call Diamond, that leverages the combination of SDN and network function virtualization (NFV) to build network-monitoring solutions with greater flexibility and scalability.
For more information about SDN/NFV, we recommend you to check The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2015 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts. This report package provides an in-depth assessment of NFV, SDN, network virtualization, 2G, 3G and 4G wireless network infrastructure, HetNet and mobile backhaul. Besides analyzing the key market drivers, challenges, commercial commitments and vendor strategies, the report package also presents forecasts for NFV, SDN, wireless network infrastructure, small cells, WiFi offload, DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), C-RAN (Cloud RAN) and mobile backhaul equipment from 2015 to 2020 at a regional as well as a global scale.