On-demand demo VPP DPI Engine for network traffic visibility in the cloud

ipoque's vectoring-based DPI engine R&S®vPACE

published on: 15.06.2022

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About this demo session

With the rise of 5G standalone deployments, network operators face the challenge of serving a high-throughput, low-latency and cost-efficient user plane between radio and internet. Adding full application and service awareness via deep packet inspection is paramount for precise accounting and managing QoE of certain service categories.

FD.io’s vector packet processing (VPP) is an open-source packet processing stack backed by the Linux Foundation. VPP replaces scalar packet processing (SPP) to deliver substantial speed and performance gains for virtual network functions (VNFs), cloud-native network functions (CNFs) and 5G user plane functions (UPFs).

R&S®vPACE is ipoque’s VPP-based DPI engine. Available as a software module, R&S®vPACE can be installed in any cloud environment, either as a VNF or CNF. As a VPP-based module, R&S®vPACE is optimized to cater to the speeds and traffic processing capacity in cloud computing environments enhanced with VPP

This demo includes a hands-on session on how to deploy the R&S®vPACE library as a VPP plugin and how to measure packet throughput, CPU cycles and vectoring-related performance metrics. The generated traffic mix templates will be based on real smartphone applications driven by the TRex toolkit.

This session will cover

  • Deployment of R&S®vPACE DPI in VPP
  • Understanding key performance metrics
  • Application detection stack
  • Benchmarking on simulated 5G payload

Presented by

Tobias Roeder, Senior Application Engineer at ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz company

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