Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience solutions, recently announced new offerings and enhancements to help service providers transition from today’s physical networks to network cloud service environments, achieving agile and lean operations, while transforming their networks to deliver user-defined services that can be quickly and simply activated. These new offerings leverage Amdocs’ strengths in both the network and IT software domains to provide deployment-ready solutions that support hybrid physical/virtual networks as service providers begin to map out their virtualization strategies in accordance with ETSI network functions virtualization (NFV) standards.
Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator is an open, vendor-agnostic, catalog-driven solution that enables service providers to define and activate complex services containing virtual network functions (VNFs) from multiple vendors in a matter of days instead of months1. Amdocs’ patent-pending technology advances the service operational model by converging service fulfillment and assurance into a holistic, real-time process. The solution enables the continuous design, fulfillment and assurance of network services, from any VNF vendor, utilizing existing service catalog and ordering systems, over all mainstream cloud management systems and SDN (software defined network) Controllers in a hybrid physical and virtual environment.
Amdocs NFV Service Partner Program is focused on pre-integrating a rich set of VNFs and NFV infrastructure elements in order to simplify the complexity of service orchestration, improve service time-to-market, and address end-to-end Service Level Agreement considerations. The program currently has 21 partners including Juniper Networks, Metaswitch Networks, Red Hat and Connectem.