As demands on IP networks continue to grow, service providers need more flexible solutions. Casa Systems provides that flexibility in a portfolio of software-centric, disaggregated solutions that meet the demands of a range of use cases. Casa’s legacy as an award winning provider of fixed access solutions including switching, routing and subscriber management has been leveraged to extend the portfolio beyond to service providers who are seeking a competitive edge in their broadband and data center networks.
Casa’s Axyom virtualized Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) is a fully functioned BNG that was built for the cloud from the ground up. Offering full separation of control and data planes in a micro-services based architecture, and the ability to deploy in a VM or container-based environment, the Axyom vBNG provides the flexibility service providers need. Aligned with CORD or CloudCO architectures, Casa’s vBNG delivers industry-leading throughput thanks to packet forwarding and software design innovations. And, service providers can get even greater capacity gains when pairing the Axyom vBNG with the Axyom vOLT-A, by distributing the data plane from the vBNG to the OLT-A (which supports XGS-PON and / or NG-PON2). Flexibility, performance, and multi-dimensional scaling set the Axyom vBNG apart from its rivals and give service providers a critical asset for simplifying and virtualizing their networks.
To keep up with consumer broadband demand, service providers have relied upon router solutions to grow their edge networks and support different traffic types. The result – a collection of single-purposed network routers, each running different software, creating additional network complexity and out-of-control operational costs. Cassini is a single virtualized router that supports tens of TBps and elastic scalability. As a disaggregated solution, the control plane runs on x86 servers while the user plane runs on white box switches. Based on Casa’s cloud native Axyom Software Platform, Cassini supports a variety of traffic types and services simultaneously: