Vector visibility: Why DPI is a must for vector packet processing
Network traffic visibility, specifically application awareness, plays a key role in vector packet processing (VPP). It forms the basis for protocol or application-aware vectoring – that means, the creation of vectors where packets of similar attributes are batched together. It also enables a more efficient load balancing of packets within a forwarding graph. This article discusses VPP for software-based network functions such as VNFs and CNFs. It looks at how traffic awareness delivered by DPI software enhances VPP in the high-throughput classification of vectors, realigning VPP graphs to current traffic needs and managing VPP security.