Curated, Disaggregated, Open Source Product Frameworks

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Why NiralOS?

" Operators have long lost track of the thousands of devices deployed by OEMs within their network, majorly accounting to the proprietary hardware and software involved. Inevitably, they are up to their necks with the dire challenges of Vendor Lock-in. Today, while we are all set for the 5G deployment and denser networks, it’s a sure bet that the risk of vendor lock-in is going to increase multifold. "


Niral Networks aim to democratize 5G, Edge, and Cloud networking infrastructures by embracing a vendor agnostic, open source, web scale and disaggregation approach, leveraging NiralOS Network Operating System (NOS) integrated to any off-the-shelf white box hardware. NiralOS enables Mobile Operators, Cloud Providers and Internet Service Providers to transform their network infrastructure from being vendor controlled to become vendor agnostic.

NiralOS Curation Process

NiralOS Curation process is based on 4 principles

Collaboration with best-of-breed Open Source Projects & Communities

Integration with Open, Disaggregated White box

Curation for Carrier-grade, Robust, Scalable Solution

Community driven development with Flexible Support and Upgrade

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Networking Landscape

The emergence of SDN, NFV, White box ODMs, mature Open Source offering has changed the Networking Landscape quite drastically over the last decade. We are moving from traditional vendor controlled approach to vendor agnostic approach which will unlock new set of unchartered opportunities for the Operators. Operators aim to democratize their networking infrastructures by embracing vendor agnostic, open source, web scale and disaggregation approach.

PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

BLACKBOX HARDWARE

WHITEBOX HARDWARE

HIGH GROSS MARGIN

LIMITED MARGIN

EXTREMELY RIGID

VERY FLEXIBLE

SLOW TURNAROUND

SHORT TURNAROUND

What has Changed in the last Decade?

Mature Open Source Offering

Availability of multiple White box Options

Rising Cost due to Network Densification

Deployment of SDN, NFV, CNF

Industry Adoption of Open Solutions

Deployment of SDN, NFV, CNF

Industry Adoption of Open, Disaggregated Solution

NiralOS Open NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM

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NiralOS is developed using best-of-breed open source software with open interoperable APIs and curated to be carrier-grade, robust, scalable and feature compliant. NiralOS uses a community driven development where any individual is open to contribute towards the software enrichment or support, similar to Linux, and is integrable to any off-the-shelf Whitebox hardware to create a Vendor Agnostic Disaggregated Networking Solution.

Our Open Source Ecosystem Partners

Problems faced by Operators

Vendor Lock-In

As Operator deploys denser network their dependency on proprietary solution from vendors increase multi-fold

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Proprietary Solution

Customer have no control over the binary software and black box hardware 

Non-Flexible & Rigid

Customer cannot use their own R & D team or third party for any software enhancement 

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Hampers Innovation

In large deployment, proprietary solution leads to slow turn-around time, less flexible multi-vendor integration

Expensive

Proprietary solution make upgrades slower, hampers innovation and is expensive

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CHANGE THE ECONOMICS OF NETWORKING SYSTEMS

Comprehensive open-source software solutions integrated with off-the-shelf hardware and customized to user’s need.

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EXPERIENCE STATE-OF-THE-ART WHITEBOX SOLUTIONS

Seamless integration with best of the breed Whitebox hardware

For competitive and cost-effective open Network Operating System for 5G and Edge Cloud

For competitive and cost-effective open Network Operating System for 5G and Edge Cloud

NiralOS Product

Our product portfolio includes 5G DCSG, Access Router, Edge DPI/PCEF and Central SDN Controller. The 5G DCSG and Access Router is a MPLS VPN Router with throughput between 60 Gbps to 300 Gbps deployed in mid-haul and back-haul with transport service termination and guaranteed QOE for applications using Traffic Engineering and Network Slicing. DPI/PCEF is deployed in Edge Cloud for Classification of Subscriber traffic for Cyber-security threat detection and DDOS mitigation, Application aware billing, Network Analytics, Traffic Shaping, Parental Control, Lawful Interception. The Central SDN Controller provides centralized orchestration, automation, diagnostics and management of all the Network nodes. Niral Networks products are used to build Network Infrastructure for uses cases like Autonomous Driving in Public 5G, Industrial IOT in Private 5G, AR/VR based Banking/Heath-care services for rural 5G.


Deep Packet Inspection (Edge DPI/PCEF)

DPI inspects the subscriber traffic, does layer-7 classification and identifies the application/device type. DPI enforces policy for traffic management, traffic steering, application based firewall, traffic enrichment and collects statistics for billing.

DPI is deployed  in the Core Network after UPF/PGW. DPI is also deployed in the access network for Broadcast Offload, traffic policing and enrichment in MEC.

Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG)

DCSG forwards cell site traffic in mid-hual towards the Core network. DCSG supports IPv4, IPv6 routing protocols, MPLS Signaling. Niral DCSG is SAI compliant and integrated to x86 Server with DPDK, Broadcom and NXP based Whitebox HW.

Niral DCSG can be deployed as VNFs, CNFs in Edge Cloud or bare metal Whitebox HW in 5G Access based on performance or scalability requirement.

SDN Controller

SDN Controller provides centralized orchestration, automation and diagnostics of all the network nodes. It communicates with the bares metal network nodes, VNFs, CNFs for network topology discovery, zero touch provisioning, configuration, diagnostics and retrieval of telemetry information.

The SDN Controller configures and manages use cases like Autonomous Driving in Public 5G, Industrial IOT in Private 5G, AR/VR based Banking/Heath-care services for rural 5G.

Access Router

Access Router is used for packet forwarding in back-haul towards the Core Network. It is deployed at edge of the MPLS Cloud  supporting MPLS-VPN, 6PE, 6VPE, SR features. Access Router supports higher throughput and support more VPNs, routes, protocol instances, areas, interfaces, MAC addresses.

Niral’s Access Router SW has been integrated with Broadcom based Whitebox HW. Niral SW can be integrated to any Whitebox HW based on performance and scalability requirement.