Schedule your live demo of PNDA at Cisco Live!

Schedule a time to meet with a member of the PNDA team, then stop by the booth in the devnet zone to see a personal demo of PNDA 3.4, together with pnda-powered BGP Analytics — the 100% open-source platform enabling industry convergence for network data analytics. Contact us on info@pnda.io on the best time to … Continue reading Schedule your live demo of PNDA at Cisco Live!

Is network data big data?

Big data analytics, as with many other new technologies, can suffer from hype together with the trough of disillusionment and scepticism that accompanies it. If network data is big data, we've got no option but to climb up the slope of enlightenment.  Is the problem we have in network data analytics really a big data problem? … Continue reading Is network data big data?

Feedback loops and closed loop control

Closed loop network control is much hyped at the moment, and with good reason; the potential operational savings and service improvements from using the output of analytics to trigger orchestration and control functions to react to problems dynamically, or to automatically optimise the deployed infrastructure and services, are significant.  We’ve previously discussed this in ETSI NFV … Continue reading Feedback loops and closed loop control

BGP Security – how Big-data can help detect attacks

https://pixabay.com/en/bigdata-security-technology-digital-1423786/ On the 26th of April, 2017, a ‘prefix hijacking’ event occurred that affected a number of financial services companies around the world. The impact of the event was such that traffic was in part, diverted and directed to another network that claimed to be the owner of the IPv4 address space. The nature of … Continue reading BGP Security – how Big-data can help detect attacks

An analytics-based approach to service assurance: Part 2 – Is analytics the answer?

Service assurance is not something that is well defined within the industry.  So what is it that we are trying to achieve with service assurance?  Simply put: I want to know that my services are working and if they’re not I want to be proactively informed (service health) If they aren’t working, I want to […]

An analytics-based approach to service assurance: Part 1 – What’s the problem?

Service assurance is not something that is well defined within the industry.  So what is it that we are trying to achieve with service assurance?  Simply put: I want to know that my services are working and if they're not I want to be proactively informed (service health) If they aren't working, I want to … Continue reading An analytics-based approach to service assurance: Part 1 – What’s the problem?