HAPPIEST MINDS TECHNOLOGIES
Happiest Minds is committed to supporting OEMs, ISVs, Service Providers, Web Scale & Enterprises in the design, development and deployment of Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, Software Defined Storage & Cloud Storage. In addition, our expertise across 3rd platform technologies like IoT and Analytics enables us to offer incremental value across the technology landscape.
Happiest Minds is headquartered in Bangalore, India with operations in the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and Middle East.
The need for business agility, scale, everything as a service (XaaS) has led to several disruptions in the way network services are delivered. We have seen the transition from physical machines to virtual machines and then to containers. More recently, we have actively worked with acceleration technologies like DPDK and NIC offload, embraced ASICS and programming models like P4 and developed solutions using Intent Based Networks.
As a result, Happiest Minds brings together all this expertise to offer comprehensive end to end NFV Services which include:VNF Development & Porting
Evolving from the separation of the control and data plane and openness, SDN has now come into its own, enabling critical functions like orchestration, provisioning and intent based networking. An SDN solution is an integral component in Telco Cloud NFV solutions, SD-WAN solutions and Enterprise data centers. We are now dealing with an ecosystem where we have open as well as proprietary solutions co-existing with pure play SDN and hybrid SDN solutions.Network Element Engineering
The Telecom Industry is currently undergoing a complete transformation to maintain its competitive advantage, as expectations of a seamless digital experience increase from enterprises as well as consumers. Telecom players are now focused on leveraging disruptive technologies such as Open Programmable Networks, SDN, NFV and Analytics to create low latency, high performance networks. The end goal is for these networks to come through on the demands of scale and quality on one hand, while bringing in 3rd Platform technologies like Cloud, Mobility, IOT, Big Data & Analytics on the other to create a strong application eco-system and maximize the full potential of B2B2X. Happiest Minds can assist Telecom Service Providers in this journey with our expertise in SDN, NFV, IOT, Analytics and DevOps.
Happiest Minds has always taken a proactive approach in providing the best in class engineering services to OEMs, ISVs, Service Providers and the entire Networking and Telecom eco-system. We have invested in creating frameworks and reference implementations which can help reduce the cycle times of our customers by using the right frameworks and implementations. It also consequently drives down steep learning curves due to experienced engineers with a wide variety of experience. The current frameworks available include:
|Dataplane Software||P4 | DPDK | OVS|
|SDN Controllers||Open Day Light | ONOS | Tungsten Fabric|
|Cloud, Orchestration & Automation Platforms||Open Stack | VMWare | Kubernetes | Tacker | ONAP|
|Programming Language Expertise||C | C++ | Python | Java & Java Frameworks
Java Script Frameworks – Node, React, Angular
|Test Frameworks||Robot | Yardstick | Rally | Intel NSB | Tempest | PyTest | Selenium Spirent | IXIA|
NETWORK EDGE RESOURCES
Multi access edge computing is a compute and network architecture concept that enables cloud computing capabilities and an IT services environment at the edge of a mobile network. Multi access edge computing is also an emerging technology that lets operators host content and applications close to the edge of the network.
MEC brings new levels of performance and access to mobile, wireless, and wired networks. The technology has the potential to upgrade today’s networking environment and evolve the market quickly into the IoT future.
With Happiest Minds’ framework for multi access edge computing powered by Intel processors, it is easy to demonstrate the aspect of service deployment and configuration and also provide solution acceleration which can be easily customized to develop a complete end to end MEC infrastructure or develop individual components.
The demonstration has three components:
The orchestrator provides the functionality for provisioning of deployment and chaining of services based on a service catalogue and user preference. The service catalogue contains software application information for multiple types of applications. Here we have an option for the user to select a specific software. For example, one can choose Firewall application implementation based on IP-tables, OVS, Fortinet etc. Additional provisioning includes the configuration of individual services Eg: five-tuple rules for Firewall, Blacklisted URL for an HTTP filter etc.
The MEC device contains a modular software architecture which can be easily upgraded to support additional VNFs and enhance the overall telemetry by including statistics and reports from the newly added VNF. The VNF runs in a containerized environment using LXC maintaining isolation for its lifecycle management.
The above framework paves the way for realizing more complex solutions with multiple use cases containing many more services.
Equipment vendors and ISVs can look forward to benefit from the following areas of collaboration: