Pay as you grow
The pay-as-you-grow model have two foundations. First, minimizing the hardware CAPEX costs that binds capital into the network. Second, revenue generating use-case oriented licensing in value-packs so that license fees relates to the features you need in the amount you need to match the number of services you sell to your customers.
Edge routers serve many roles in modern networks. The MPC480 is no exception. Versatility. Flexiblility. High performance. But the MPC480 has a twist.
Unlike traditional Edge Routers on the market today, the MPC480 hardware is cost effective without compromising quality. Upfront investment costs are kept under tight control to enable network operators to grow their network, cover more ground and build a more distributed and redundant architecture.
The base feature set includes full functionality for IP routing, switching and MPLS. Built on the experience of 15 years of real life deployment, the iBOS operating system is a stable and reliable network operating system that works in every situation you can expect; iBOS offers an industry standard CLI and network management functionality, as well as innovative features for quality control and simplified network troubleshooting and operation.
When you enable services, such as Layer2 VPN services, Layer3 VPN services, Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) functionality for residential and business broadband services, you get the advantage of the iBOS ease of use. Also, the iBOS licensing model is tied to delivery of services.
The license model is simple. There are currently four licenses tightly related to the following service types:
- VRF for Layer3 VPN services
- Bridge Instance for Layer2 VPLS services (Q4-16)
- Virtual customer interface for BNG service delivery to a residential or business customer
- Rate-limited VLAN or pseudo-wire for Layer2 VPWS ("E-Line") services
Licenses can be purchased per-service-instance, which means that you will never need to order more licenses than you actually use.
Furthermore, comparisons show that the Waystream pay-as-you-grow model allows you to scale the network into a considerable size without becoming more expensive than traditional upfront solutions on the market today. With the MPC480, you pay less for a high-quality, full-featured edge routing solution, and you only pay as your network grows. From a CAPEX point of view, it doesn't get any better!
The MPC480 is a chassis-based system with various linecard options. To give you an idea about how the MPC480 compares to other solution, see the following examples.
MPC480 as a BNG
In this example the MPC480 is compared to a North American vendor, total investment cost shown for subscribers in the range of 2,000 to 16,000 for a BNG deployment. The initial investment of the MPC480 is less than half of the comparable solution and remains more cost effective even as the network grows to 16,000 subscribers connected to the single BNG.
MPC480 as L3VPN PE router
In this example, the MPC480 and comparable solution from a North American vendor the system is deployed with 8x10Gbit/s ports to connect business customers from the access network into a set of VRFs for layer3 VPN services. Since private routing tables can vary in size, it is assumed that at least one million IP route entries are required to handle large customer routing tables. The table shows estimated market price for an MPC480 for 8, 16, 32 and 64 VRFs compared to the other vendor solution.
In the above examples, all comparisons made using the estimated market street price. Our conclusion is that the MPC480 offers a true pay-as-you-grow solution for edge routing needs. The service-oriented licensing model fits well with the services offered to business and residential customers while our cost-effective hardware minimizes the upfront investment cost and gives better and more widespread deployment opportunities. To summarise, the overall business case for service providers is improved using Waystream edge routers.