Collect, Analyze & Enforce

Accedian is the performance assurance solution specialist, with a complete range of components covering service turn-up and monitoring from core-to-edge. With open automation and visualization platforms, Accedian’s programmable hardware and virtualized instrumentation bring actionable, real-time quality of experience (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) reporting to your network operations.

Flexible extensible, and easily integrated into multi-vendor networks, Accedian Skylight solution components are right-sized to provide coverage and scale throughout the core, metro, and access.

Orchestrated by highly automated, programmable performance platforms, the right mix of components are easily combined into tailored solutions that span performance assurance, optimization and networking functions specific to an operators’ application requirements and network design.

From initial service turn-up to per-second performance visibility, and the tools to establish and enforce QoS throughout the network, Accedian can customize a solution that will scale and evolve with the network and services they assure.

Performance modules

Accedian performance modules combine small footprint & pluggable hardware with network functions virtualization (NFV)-powered test control, computation and analysis to bring standards-based performance assurance to all corners of the network. Right-sized for cost-competitive small cell backhaul and broadband business services applications, modules are fully interoperable with third-party test probes and handhelds, as well as standards-based network elements supporting Ethernet OAM (Y.1731, 802.3ag) and Layer 3 TWAMP (RFC-5357) performance monitoring (PM) protocols.

Performance modules act as test reflectors for both service activation tests (SAT) or PM sessions—or can host them when paired with the Skylight sensors. When used in combination with the Skylight orchestrator, modules provide 1-way latency measurements with exceptional precision, along with path-segmented metrics for rapid fault isolation.

Adding a performance module to legacy equipment brings ubiquitous quality of service (QoS) visibility to every service edge. Units can be install in-line or out, ensuring they are never a single point of failure when installed in critical network locations. With multiple, programmable feature banks, new capabilities can be loaded into modules remotely to keep pace with evolving standards and new applications.

As virtual network functions (VNFs) evolve, Accedian performance modules will become a key component to virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) strategies, providing hardware-assist for critical edge functions in the smallest possible package.

Test and monitoring

Skylight includes agents that can be installed on network elements lacking integrated performance monitoring reflector support. Lightweight and highly customizable, this feature provides full TWAMP-Control & Light support, returning one-way metrics including latency and delay variation.

Performance elements

Accedian’s performance elements fuse ultra-fast, programmable packet processing with performance assurance, optimization and MEF-certified networking. A unique dual-plane FPGA architecture separates traffic conditioning, mapping, filtering and aggregation functions from test & measurement processing.

The result is fully parallel traffic processing, test traffic generation & analysis, and per-flow performance monitoring at near-zero latency.

Our complete line of open, multi-vendor interoperable and programmable products include GbE and 10 GbE performance elements that go far beyond standard demarcation functionality. With a unique combination of high resolution monitoring, integrated turn-up testing, low latency networking and traffic optimization, these devices are in a class of their own.