Paragon Pathfinder (formerly NorthStar Controller) is a cloud-native controller that simplifies traffic engineering, making it easier for you to leverage benefits provided by transport service paths, such as MPLS/RSVP, segment routing, and network slicing. It enables your operations team to more efficiently manage strict transport service SLAs through automated planning, provisioning, proactive monitoring, and optimization of large traffic loads dynamically, based on user-defined constraints. With this automation, operators can run their networks “hotter” while achieving predictability, resiliency, and service-level guarantees in service provider, cloud provider, and large enterprise networks. Paragon Pathfinder provides you with granular visibility into network traffic flows and optimizes network capacity through closed-loop automation. It monitors your network in real time, gathering streaming telemetry, topology data from Netflow, IGP and BGP-LS from the network, and analyzing the data to provision new service paths based on user-defined SLA constraints.
- Manage, monitor, and provision segment routing and IP/MPLS paths in real time.
- Offers intelligent interface between RSVP-TE networks and segment routing-enabled networks.
- View live network topology maps that show node status, link utilization, segment routing paths, and label-switched paths (LSPs).
- Automate the discovery of nodes, links, and paths from the network.
- Create or schedule maintenance events to re-route traffic when issues arise.
Features + Benefits
Provides complex interdomain path computation and network optimization services with sophisticated, industry-leading algorithms.
Path Ordering and Synchronization
Provides specific path ordering and synchronization using signaling across routed network elements.
Global Network View
Allows comprehensive monitoring, management, and proactive planning with a global view of network state.
Predictable, Deterministic Network State
Helps you conduct demand forecasts by calculating predictable, deterministic network state within a small margin of error.
Provides deployment flexibility, supporting VMs and containers across private data centers and public or private clouds with a highly available, highly redundant, scale-out architecture.
Plays a key role in orchestrating transport network slicing required for 5G networks.
Powerful and flexible traffic engineering solution simplifies and automates provisioning, management, and monitoring of segment routing and IP/MPLS flows across large networks.
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A source-routing based solution that provides greater control, agility and application awareness to simplify traffic engineering and management across network domains.