Allows service providers and third party to develop applications capable of running within Zeugma Services Node
Zeugma Systems, a supplier of open telecommunications offerings for broadband service providers (BSPs), has rolled out a software development kit (SDK) for its Zeugma Services Node (ZSN). The SDK allows service providers and third parties to develop applications capable of running within the ZSN. It is expected to provide visibility and control over network resources heretofore, not possible in a broadband aggregation, subscriber management, and edge routing device.
Zeugma said that the SDK provides APIs that give applications access to the subscriber management, routing, traffic management, and compute capabilities within the ZSN. Using these APIs, applications can push rules down into the data plane, instructing deep session inspection (DSI) technology to copy or intercept traffic flows up to the application for analysis and processing.
In addition, applications are also able to modify traffic management aspects of the data plane with individual per-subscriber, per-session granularity. Zeugma’s SmartBoost application, developed using the SDK, exemplifies the ease with which new service-enabling applications can be deployed, the company said.
According to Zeugma, the ZSN can be configured with up to 12 compute blades, providing a pool of network-based application resources. A framework, the Zeugma Open Application Sandbox (OAS), allows any combination of applications to simultaneously run in a protected environment, and ensures that misbehaving applications are unable to adversely impact other applications or the underlying data plane. The Zeugma SDK is the companion software development tool for the OAS.
Jeff Dillabough, vice president of engineering at Zeugma, said: “The ability to host diverse application sets directly within the Zeugma Services Node sets it apart from other broadband edge network equipment. And the availability of published APIs and a full SDK allows Zeugma, our customers, and even third parties to exploit this capability in novel ways.”