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White boxing in a nutshell

With open computing standard hardware and open technologies we deliver virtual network functions as a service.  Our SDN and NFV based service functions run on existing infrastructure and in data centers of any size. Using low cost, ordinary hardware from various vendors gives carriers control over their network and allows them to make their own choices. 


Products

 

 

Get in touch with our distributors for supply. They will deliver to your doorstep.


Carrier solutions

  • Wi-Fi Gateway

    For a large Tier1 carrier BISDN developed and piloted a Wi-Fi network which extended home routers by a centrally operated wifi network.

  • vBNG Gateway

    We have built a virtual Broadband Remote Access Server (vBRAS) prototype, based on the CUPS approach (Control User Plane Separation). 

    vBNG Whitepaper.pdf
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Open Source

BISDN projects and tools

We open source networks

Open platforms require open interfaces. OpenFlow was at the beginning of the era of whiteboxes, breaking the vendor-lock-in of network devices. A vast amount of new solutions have since emerged from the open source community and from commercial operators. 

We combine the ease-of-use of Linux networking with SDN and state-of-the-art packet processing platforms. For this purpose we have open sourced three core elements:

 

Open Source Whitebox Router

We provide baseboxd, a deamon that offloads Linux kernel forwarding and routing to hardware switches. baseboxd is open source. It closes the gap between well-established Linux open source routing projects, such as FRR, and whitebox switches. 

It’s essentially SDN without the difficult part. No need to program any interfaces, just configure the entire router like a Linux box. Hardware acceleration centuplicates the router performance. Only buy the hardware and download the rest. If you like we will support you – just get in touch to learn about our support schemes.

Xdpd

We address the challenges of enhanced packet processing on non-ASIC environments and generic compute platforms with our eXtensible DataPath Daemon (xdpd) – a datapath framework that supports various packet processing platforms.
Check out the Intel-DPDK-based soft switch on github.

Rofl

For those working on solutions in OpenFlow,  our Revised OpenFlow Library (rofl) facilitates the development of controllers and datapath elements. Roflcommon is a C++ library offering a generic OpenFlow endpoint. Rofl-datapath is an ASNI-C implementation of an OpenFlow pipeline. 
It is easily portable to multiple compute and switching platforms, including ARM, MIPS and FPGA. Check out the code on github.

 

We are members of the following programs and projects

Research activities

We are actively participating in research activities in SDN and NFV. We have been particularly active in the following research projects:

 


About Us

Our story

We founded BISDN in 2012 to commercialize the most sweeping innovation the network world has seen over the last decades. Our multi-disciplinary team of experienced engineers, network visionaries and young talents has a combined 70 years of experience in telecommunication networks. As a result, we develop high-performance solutions for network virtualization. At the core of our solutions  we use Basebox, the matured experience of 5 years of PoC building, lab trial and field trials.

BISDN team, summer 2018


Contact

If you would like to visit us…

… our office is located in Berlin-Tiergarten, in close proximity to Potsdamer Platz:
Please find our offices at OpenStreetMap.

 

BISDN GmbH
Körnerstraße 7-10, Aufgang A
10785 Berlin, Germany

Geschäftsführung: Dr. Hagen Woesner, Andreas Köpsel
Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg, HRB 141569B
USt-ID DE283257294
D-U-N-S Nr. 342618395
Email: info<a>bisdn.de
Tel: +49 30 610 816 100

 

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