DriveNets' Core - The Solution Overview

DriveNets Network Cloud changes the way network are built. A single architecture serves all network scenarios. This architecture allows cloud and network operators to evolve their core network without the limitations and constraints of past, monolithic architectures.

Hyper scalable

Facilitating the ever-growing surge in traffic

Elastic growth

Containerized networking functions

Carrier grade

High availability solution


Core networks are where scaling and efficiency matter the most. The ever-increasing traffic flow through the core network, driven by the surge in personalized content and the increased performance of access networks, pose a challenge to modern core networks.
DriveNets Network Cloud addresses these challenges by changing the network paradigm – building networks like cloud – scalable, elastic, cost-efficient and simple to manage.

Based on a distributed disaggregated chassis architecture, the Network Cloud solutions allows cloud and network operators evolve their core network without the limitations and constraints of past, monolithic architectures.

DriveNets' Core Features

DriveNets Network Cloud core services replace P/LSR and PE/LER mega-chassis or Clos architecture with a software-based solution, running containerized networking functions over clusters of white box scalable in size.

  • Hyper-scalability: 4Tbps to 768Tbps over a single router-instance with 100GigE and 400GigE interfaces.
  • Elastic growth: efficient scalability with data plane scale granularity in steps of 4Tbps – from one white box router to hundreds of white boxes-based router. With substantially simpler operations.
  • Optimized hardware and software for each networking plane via control & data plane separation, avoids monolithic router interdependencies and quality issues
  • High availability with built-in self-healing mechanisms, distributed architecture (no single point of failure).
  • Reuse of under-utilized resources for other network domains: core network under-utilize compute, TCAM and QoS resources which could be used in other network functionalities implemented on the same cluster

DriveNets' Core Benefits

  • Simplified operations with unified building blocks, orchestration and management
    • Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
    • Automated life-cycle management for seamless upgrades, health management and more.
  • Higher visibility, for management and diagnostics, from hardware component level to software container, with distributed fabric.
  • Significant reduction in total cost of ownership via lower cost hardware and more efficient software architecture.
  • Future proof, open standard, cloud-native architecture:
    • OCP DDC-compliant hardware
    • Data and control planes disaggregation
    • Microservice architecture
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