Allot Service Gateway Sigma E14
Enabling Digital Lifestyle Services in Fixed/Mobile Broadband Networks
Allot Service Gateway Sigma E (SG-Sigma E) integrates network intelligence, policy enforcement and revenue-generating services in a modular, carrier-class solution. These high-performance platforms are designed for mobile, fixed and converged broadband environments with built-in readiness for 4G and IPv6-based networks. Allot Service Gateway accurately identifies subscriber traffic in real time at speeds up to 160Gbps, and acts upon that information to enforce quality of service and to steer traffic to a variety of value-added service enablers deployed within or outside the platform. Its high throughput and flexibility allow service providers to reduce operating costs and drive new revenue while delivering the personalized service and quality of experience that subscribers expect.
The platforms are engineered to AdvancedTCA standards with upgradeable chassis and re-usable blades that protect your investment. Its modular architecture provides high availability with automatic failover at both system and blade level to ensure service continuity.
Allot Service Gateway is fully integrated with Allot SMP and Allot’s growing portfolio of value-added service enablers, providing a powerful and flexible service enablement environment that opens up innovative ways to optimize, personalize and monetize the customer experience that you offer.
With Allot Service Gateway you can:
- Gain full visibility of application, subscriber, device and network topology traffic
- Control bandwidth utilization and costs, while ensuring QoE for all network users
- Personalize your offering with tiered and quota services (requires Allot SMP)
- Monetize OTT services through intelligent online charging (requires Allot SMP)
- Steer traffic to value-added services provided by Allot and/or 3rd parties
- Support millions of users and extreme volumes of traffic
- Control costs through efficient traffic management
- Increase profitability with fully integrated network and subscriber services
- Generate revenue from Over-The-Top (OTT) services through intelligent online charging
- Ensure Quality of Experience (QoE) for all services, including OTT
- Leverage actionable network intelligence from traffic statistics per application, subscriber, content, and network location
- Reduce deployment complexity and time-to-market with a high-capacity, single-chassis services platform
- Protect investment in infrastructure and pay as you grow with an open, modular, standards-based solution
Real-time and long-term traffic monitoring and reporting, usage profiling, demographics, traffic management, policy enforcement, prioritization, traffic shaping, and Quality of Service (QoS) control. IPv6 is supported, with IPv4/IPv6 dual stack subscriber management for flexible network configuration.
Supports throughput of up to 160 Gbps and up to 130 million concurrent flows in a single platform.
Actionable network intelligence
Powered by Allot's Dynamic Actionable Recognition Technology (DART) to provide:
- Application awareness: Identifies and analyzes applications at Layer-7 with extreme accuracy at very high speeds and peak loads. Visibility is further enhanced by in-depth HTTP analysis of individual applications in order to distinguish between streaming, file sharing, social networking, and others.
- Subscriber awareness: Seamless integration with Allot Subscriber Management Platform provides traffic monitoring, service provisioning, and policy enforcement per subscriber-application.
- Topology awareness: Cell-aware monitoring and enforcement detects and reduces congestion within a mobile cell and on cell backhaul links.
- Device awareness: Identifies and categorizes mobile devices, informs business and strategic decision-making. Tethering detection supports service plan level enforcement, quota reporting, and charging.
DART employs hitless signature updates for continuous and accurate detection and classification of flows even while the signature library is being updated.
User defined signatures
In addition to Allot's granular classification of various HTTP protocols, SG-Sigma E allows service providers to monitor and manage local applications, sites, and URLs by creating customized HTTP/S signatures. User-defined signatures may be based on any of the main HTTP headers in use. These signatures can also be included in the system's full range of analytics capabilities, providing valuable traffic and usage statistics.
Web data collection and export
Web Charging Data Records (CDR) provide actionable user behavior information in the form of detailed records about user activity over the HTTP protocol. Data is exported in CSV format to Allot Proactive Analytics or other BI systems.
Value-added network and subscriber services
Facilitates fast and cost-effective deployment of value-added network and subscriber services that are integrated in the Service Gateway platform, including URL filtering (parental control), media caching and acceleration, DoS/DDoS protection, outgoing spam mitigation, tiered and quota-based services, and third-party service applications.
Traffic steering and load balancing
Steers relevant traffic to network and subscriber service applications deployed in the SG-Sigma E chassis or on external servers, and dynamically balances the load among multiple service elements as needed. Traffic steering policies may be based on application, subscriber, network topology, or any combination of these criteria.
Online policy control and charging
SG-Sigma E works in conjunction with Allot's Policy Control and Charging (PCC) solution and the Allot Subscriber Management Platform to provide accurate, real-time usage data for online and offline charging. The solution is designed for flexible and costeffective integration with operator Policy and Charging Rule Function (PCRF) infrastructure and with online and offline charging systems (OCS, BSS) in 3G and 4G mobile broadband networks.
Asymmetric traffic handling
Enhances classification accuracy by ensuring that all traffic flows from the same connection are identified as such, even if the upstream and downstream traffic is processed by different Service Gateway platforms in a cluster configuration.
Pay-as-you-grow deployment reduces initial capital outlay and allows operators to add services or upgrade capacity at any time.
- Capacity: Available in a 14-slot chassis (SG-Sigma E14) and an economical 6-slot chassis (SG-Sigma E6)
- Port Density: Network connectivity and service connectivity provided by:
- Up to 16 x 10GE network interfaces in SG-Sigma E14
- Up to 8 x 10GE network interfaces in SG-Sigma E6
- Up to 32 x 1GE network interfaces plus an additional 32 x 1GE interfaces for steering
- Performance: Modular blades deliver incremental throughput from 32 to 160 Gbps, while platform clusters can scale to provide up to 1 Terabit /second of aggregate throughput
- Subscribers: Supports up to 8 million active subscribers per platform, enabling scalable service deployment
- Services: Deployed on hot-swappable blades hosted in the platform or deployed externally; can be extended as needed
The platform provides 1+1 redundancy at the system level, plus blade-level redundancy mechanisms to ensure service continuity with no downtime due to component failure.
Standard interfaces, protocols, and APIs facilitate rapid and trouble-free integration of third-party network and subscriber services. Compliant with 3GPP standards for Traffic Detection Function (TDF) and Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) elements in mobile networks.
Engineered to AdvancedTCA standards for deployment in service provider networks.
Fully integrated with Allot NetXplorer Management system.
Allot Service Gateway Sigma E platforms comprise an AdvancedTCA chassis with a minimum blade configuration that includes two Core Controllers and two Switch & Flow Balancer blades, and one Bypass element.
Allot Service Gateway Sigma E Platforms
|Model Comparison||SG-Sigma E6||SG-Sigma E14|
|Chassis||6-slot AdvancedTCA (ATCA)||14-slot, AdvancedTCA (ATCA)|
|Maximum Available Slots||6||14|
|Core Controller (CC) Blade||1 to 4 (blade occupies 1 slot)||2 to 10 (blade occupies 1 slot)|
|Switch and Flow Balancer (SFB) Blade||1 or 2 (blade occupies 1 slot)||2 to 4 (blade occupies 1 slot)|
|Bypass (BP) Blade||1 blade (8 ports), or external||1 to 2 blades (8 ports each), or external|
|Service Blades||Up to 3 single-slot blades||Up to 8 single-slot blades|
|Throughput per Platform||Up to 64 Gbps||Up to 160 Gbps|
|Throughput per Cluster (cascading platforms)||360 Gbps, using 8 devices||1 Terabit/sec, using 8 devices|
|Number of Flows||Up to 52 Million (13 Million per CC)||Up to 130 Million (13 Million per CC)|
|Number of Subscribers / Active PDP Contexts||Up to 3,200,000||Up to 8,000,000|
|Number of Lines / Pipes / Virtual Channels||Up to 512 / 800,000 / 2,400,000
(200,000 / 600,000 per CC)
|Up to 512 / 2,000,000 / 6,000,000
(200,000 / 600,000 per CC)
|Ethernet Interfaces||Up to 12 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SR/LR/ER||Up to 24 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SR/LR/ER|
|Management||2 x 10/100/1000Base-T (1+1)||2 x 10/100/1000Base-T (1+1)|
|Console||Serial, RJ45 Connector||Serial, RJ45 Connector|
|Connectivity Configurations and Throughput Options|
|Maximum Ports for Network Connectivity||8 x 10GE or 32 x 1GE ports||16 x 10GE or 32 x 1GE ports|
|Maximum Ports for Server Connectivity
|12 x 10GE (shared with network ports), plus an additional 32 x 1GE||12 x 10GE ports (shared with network ports), plus an additional 32 x 1GE|
|Throughput||16 to 64 Gbps (in increments of 16 Gbps)||32 to 160 Gbps (in increments of 16 Gbps)|
|Hardware Bypass||Independent passive optical bypass (external and internal options available)||1-2 independent passive optical bypass, each support up to 4 links/8 ports (external and internal options available)|
|High Availability||1+1 system-level redundancy
N+1 redundancy of Core Controller blades
|1+1 system-level redundancy
N+1 redundancy of Core Controller blades
|Management||Active-Standby HA on management ports||Active-Standby HA on management ports|
|System||Redundancy for PSUs and fans||Redundancy for PSUs and fans|
|Allot Product Compatibility|
|Allot NetXplorer Centralized Management Server||Version NX11.2 and up||Version NX11.2 and up|
|Allot NetXplorer Collector||Version DC11.2 and up||Version DC11.2 and up|
|Allot Subscriber Management Platform||Version SMP11.2 and up||Version SMP11.2 and up|
|Size||Standard 6U by 19" rack mount||Standard 13U by 19" rack mount|
|Weight||40Kg (88.2lb), in full configuration||80Kg (177lb), in full configuration|
|AC Power Supply Size (all PSUs)||Integral Power Supply, Front redundant, Hot swappable||External 1U by 19" rack mount|
|Bypass Unit (Optional)||External 1U, 19" rack mount, 2.4kg (5.3lb)||1 or 2 x External 1U, 19" rack mount, 2.4kg (5.3lb)|
|Input DC||-48V / -60V DC, 45A Max Number||-48V / -60V DC, 100A Max|
|Number of DC PSUs||2||2|
|DC PSU Redundancy||1+1||1+1|
|Input AC||Integral 100 – 240VAC, 50/60Hz, 1.8kW Max||External 100 – 240VAC, 50/60Hz, 4kW Max|
|Number of AC PSUs||N+1||N+1|
|AC PSU Redundancy||Yes||Yes|
|Heat Dissipation||6,146 BTU/hour (in full configuration)||13,658 BTU/hour (in full configuration)|
|Operating Temperature||23 to 131°F (-5 t o 55°C)||23 to 131°F (-5 t o 55°C)|
|Operating Temperature, short term with fan failure||41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)||41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)|
|Storage Temperature||-38 to 150°F (-40 to 70°C)||-38 to 150°F (-40 to 70°C)|
|Storage Relative Humidity||5 to 95% relative humidity (RH)||5 to 95% relative humidity (RH)|
|Operating Humidity, nominal||5 to 85% RH||5 to 85% RH|
|Operating Humidity, short term||5 to 90% RH||5 to 90% RH|
|Operating Humidity, short term||-60 to 4000m||-60 to 4000m|
|NEBS, Level 3||Designed to comply with Telecordia GR-1089-CORE, Telecordia GR-63-CORE standards||Fully compliant with Telecordia GR-1089-CORE, Telecordia GR-63-CORE standards|
|CE Conformity||2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
2006/95/EC Low Voltage Equipment directive
EN 60950-1:2006 / A11:2009 + A2:2009
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07
|EMC||European Directives 2004/108/EC & LVD 73/23/ EEC
EN 55022:2006 + A1:2007
EN 55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2: 2003
EN61000-3-2: 2006 + A1: 2009 + A2:2009
ETSI EN 300 386 V1.4.1: 2008-04 for use in telecommunication canters
ETSI EN 300 386 V1.4.1:2008-04
FCC CFR 47 Part 15B Class A
Industry Canada ICES-003 Issue 4; C108.8-M1983
VCCI Class A Technical Requirements, V-3/2001.04
|RoHS/WEEE Compliance||2011/65/EU RoHS Restrictive of the use of certain hazardous substances
|Allot Service Gateway Sigma E Blades|
|Switch & Flow Balancer (SFB) Blade||Core Controller (CC) Blade||1GE Switch Blade||Bypass (BP) Blade|
|Throughput||240 Gbps||16 Gbps||36 Gbps||N/A|
|Number of Connections / Flows||N/A||6,500,000 / 13,000,000||N/A||N/A|
|Pipes / Virtual Channels||N/A||200,000 / 600,000||N/A||N/A|
|Number of Subscribers / PDP Contexts||N/A||800,000||N/A|
|Console||Serial, RJ45 Connector||Serial, RJ45 Connector||Serial, RJ45 Connector||N/A|
|Ethernet Interfaces||6 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet SR/LR/ER||N/A||14 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet SX/LX/ZX /Copper
2 x 10/100/1000Base-T
|Management||2 x 10/100/1000 BaseT||N/A||2 x 10/100/1000 BaseT||N/A|
|Dimensions and Power|
|Size||Standard 1-slot ATCA blade||Standard 1-slot ATCA blade||Standard 1-slot ATCA blade||Standard 1-slot ATCA blade|
|Power Dissipation (Max)||240W||215W||130W||5W|
|AdvancedTCA||PICMG 3.0 R.2.0||PICMG 3.0 R.2.0||PICMG 3.0 R.2.0||PICMG 3.0 R.2.0|
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