ATHENE is a Network Function Virtualization(NFV) platform which can be applied to various types of industries and networks. With this platform, the network operator and administrator can set up the network functions whatever they want. When the network traffic suddenly increases or any kind of network threats happen, this platform allows you to take appropriate actions in a minute. The NFV Platform ATHENE helps you construct the most stable network environment with an agile and unconstrained service chaining.
Design Network Service Chaining As You Wish
The ATHENE Cluster Architecture and the S-VNF platform feature enable the administrator to build a resilient and unconstrained service chaining. Various network functions of the chaining service are operated by the virtual machine. Whenever any network traffic comes into ATHENE, the traffic is controlled by the installed rules in Open vSwitch(OVS), and it may be forwarded to the virtual machine which operates the corresponding VNF. All created VNFs are connected together using their own vPort and VLink logically to construct the service chaining. The agile and unconstrained service chaining feature of ATHENE helps users to build any network and brings out the best optimal network performance.
Make Service Chaining with GUI Tool
Athena has a convenient and intuitive web-based Graphical User Interface(GUI) and provides powerful tools to manage and build a network service chain. Every S-VNF and VNF modules are represented in the neat icons.
Drag & Drop
Network administrators can build any complex service chaining in a simple drag & drop interface. Any VNF modules can be dragged and dropped to the main task pane. Then the administrator is able to configure any service chaining connecting the modules.
ATHENE Cluster Architecture : ACA
Unlike previous network equipment that made it difficult to modify its configurations after it has been installed, ATHENE Cluster Architecture(ACA) enables the administrator to change or construct the desired system without any constraints. In consequence, it is possible to build a more reliable and stable network infrastructure and security system.
ATHENE cluster can be operated alone or it can be operated with multiple ATHENEs in a direct or parallel extension. The direct extension allows the user to configure more flexible and less constrained service chaining, and the parallel extension guarantees that ATHENE can compensate the lack of bandwidth on a network operation. In addition, the direct and parallel extension can be configured simultaneously, and it can be extended infinitely. With these features, the network administrator can achieve a reliable and high-performance network.
Parallel extension for performance improvement
Parallel connection is extended by connecting ATHENES to each other through the interconnect port. When the bandwidth of an operating VNF runs out, you can extend the bandwidth by connecting multiple ATHENES. In other words, connecting a number of ATHENES in parallel enables high-performance network service.
Direct extension for load balancing
Direct extension is when you connect the input-output ports to a network cable continuously. By allocating VNF independently, it can reduce the load on a single ATHENE. It can provide high-performance service chaining in a stable condition through direct extension and parallel connections.