Iricent’s SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services

Iricent activities are concentrated on closely related SDN, NFV and SD-WAN activities:

  • SDN Application Development (and related OpenDaylight SDN Controller plugins and APIs)
  • NFV MANO (Management and Orchestration) services including Iricent NFV Cloud
  • SD-WAN solution delivery and support including Managed SD-WAN solutions
  • VAR partnerships with open standards focussed Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) offering SDN, NFV and SD-WAN platforms

Iricent services, delivered from a Telco neutral 3,000m2 facility located in Cork, Ireland, are targeted at Network Equipment Providers, Service Providers and Enterprises – in particular those requiring assistance deploying OpenStack cloud infrastructure based NFV MANO (Management and Orchestration) as well as SDN and SD-WAN based solutions. These services, coupled with our SDN/NFV/SD-WAN know-how and insights, enable our customers and partners to On-board, Design, Deploy, Operate and Maintain SDN/NFV/SD-WAN resources.


Benefit from the knowledge and experience of industry leaders to design, deploy and support standout SDN/NFV/SD-WAN products and services. Our consultancy services include technical requirements gathering, evaluations and assessments to get your network infrastructure from where it is today to where you want it tomorrow as well as network design based on proven yet cutting edge opensource based technology platforms.

Managed Services

SDN, NFV and SD-WAN offer compelling benefits, but the technologies are complex and deployment requires a new operating approach which can present barriers to adoption for many customers. Iricent Managed Services, including Iricent SD-WAN and Iricent NFV Cloud, remove these barriers while shortening and accelerating new service deployment by enabling customers to start small when deploying the latest SDN / NFV / SD-WAN solutions and “fail fast”. CAPEX and the need for specialist resources is reduced meaning new services can be quickly deployed, re-configured etc., as demand changes.


Iricent’s customised SDN/NFV/SD-WAN training programmes are delivered by industry experts with year’s of hands-on real world networking, application development and cloud infrastructure deployments. Whether it’s an introduction to the latest SDN, NFV or SD-WAN developments or a deep dive into NFV based services deployment, Iricent can tailor a training course suited to your specific needs.

Virtual Network Function (VNF) On-boarding

While we have an extensive catalogue of VNFs (switching, routing, firewalls, UC, etc.) we also have the capability to onboard new VNFs to meet VNF provider or end customer requirements to deploy a specific VNF. The process of VNF onboarding involves instantiating the VNF from OpenStack on the required NFVI platform, verifying its functionalities and capturing the results of the onboarding tests to determine if the VNF is ready to be deployed on the specified version of OpenStack on the required NFVI platform.

Lifecycle Services

Designed to align network technology with business requirements by minimising OPEX and maximising uptime, performance, usability, productivity, user satisfaction and return on infrastructure investment, Iricent’s suite of Lifecycle services encompasses Network Planning, Network Design, Implementation (Installation, Configuration, Integration, Testing, Commissioning), Updates / Upgrades, Licensing, Support, Maintenance and Project Management.

OpenDaylight Application Design and Development

Iricent has considerable experience designing and developing SDN applications for customising and automating networks based on the OpenDaylight SDN Controller. OpenDaylight is the most commonly used SDN Controller with the widest range of use cases covering Automated Service Delivery, Cloud and NFV, Network Resource Optimisation, Network Visibility and Control. Iricent provides consultancy advice relating to the design, development and deployment of OpenDaylight applications based on the community and the Lumina Networks distributions.

To find out more about Iricent Services contact us at or by phone on +353 1 4429840