Application awareness, including Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), is playing an increasingly important role in telecom networks, moving beyond traffic management to becoming a service enabler for application-based data plans, virtual CPE services, network analytics, and more.
With the revolution of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) firmly underway, how and where application awareness is deployed in networks will dramatically change. This will involve virtualizing network functions to reduce the cost of running DPI software on multiple appliances while reducing the need for dedicated hardware.
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In this paper, we look at the central role of application awareness in providing essential network intelligence. Find out how network intelligence enables both efficient application routing and vital analytics to drive new NFV/SDN service deployments. Learn about the key factors to consider when selecting IP classification software for application awareness in high performance NFV/SDN environments.