Nokia has announced plans to acquire Deepfield, a startup that provides real-time big data analytics to clients around their IP network performance and security.
The announcement made through a press release reveals that cloud applications and services – including Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Google Docs and Facebook – make up more than 60% of network traffic today*, and providers have very limited insight into which applications are running on their networks, and what impact this application traffic is having on their networks and subscribers. At the same time, the advent of SDN and NFV technologies is creating increased demand for network and service automation, which requires big data analytics – delivered in real time – to drive it.
Deepfind helps enterprises and cloud-service providers improve their network performance and security.
In 2014, Nokia left the mobile phone business, and decided to concentrate on the networking infrastructure realm.
It acquired networking giant Alcatel-Lucent and earlier this year, they acquired Gainspeed, a company that specializes in Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) services for the cable industry.
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.