Amdocs (NASDAQ:DOX), the leading provider of customer experience solutions, today announced it is expanding its network functions virtualization (NFV) Partner Program to accelerate the development of pre-integrated, multi-vendor solutions from leading NFV and SDN providers and to simplify the process for service providers looking to implement NFV-based solutions across the entire service lifecycle.
Since its 2014 launch, the Amdocs NFV Partner Program has grown to include more than 50 partners; the latest addition is Brocade, which is currently working with Amdocs on a virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) proof-of-concept with a Tier-1 service provider. Moving beyond integration with the orchestration and VNF management functions of Amdocs’ NFV orchestrator, Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator, this program offers partners new capabilities that address the holistic NFV service lifecycle. This includes critical path processes to accelerate Virtual Network Function (VNF) onboarding through automation, and to ensure continuous fulfillment of virtual services. Through the Amdocs NFV Partner Program, virtual network function (VNF) providers can easily on-board their software using Amdocs Service Design and Create, significantly reducing design, configuration and testing cycles from a typical 9-12 months down to weeks.1
The expansion of Amdocs’ NFV Partner Program is only the latest example of the company’s commitment to drive virtualization in the industry. Earlier this year, Amdocs announced that it will be the integrator for telecom companies and cloud developers using AT&T’s ECOMP platform to build their own software-centric network services to accelerate NFV deployments.
“Research2 shows that more than 60 percent of service providers are looking to commercialize NFV services such as virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) this year, as well as software-defined transport services,” said Ann Hatchell, head of network marketing, Amdocs. “The Amdocs NFV Partner Program offers a comprehensive approach to NFV service lifecycle management that encompasses service onboarding, continuous fulfillment and assurance capabilities (including integration to back end monetization systems) and a low risk approach to multi-vendor innovation.”
“Brocade is actively working with Amdocs to integrate the Amdocs Network Cloud Services Orchestrator as a key technology component of the Brocade Vyatta Network Operating System,” said Michael Bushong, vice president of product management, Software Networking at Brocade. “Through this collaboration, Brocade and Amdocs enable service providers to simplify the creation and roll-out of new and revenue-generating services.”
Results from Amdocs’ internal testing. Commercial results may vary.
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Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience software solutions and services for the world’s largest communications, entertainment and media service providers. For more than 30 years, Amdocs solutions, which include BSS, OSS, network control, optimization and network functions virtualization, coupled with professional and managed services, have accelerated business value for its customers by simplifying business complexity, reducing costs and delivering a world-class customer experience.
The Amdocs portfolio enables service providers to capture the world of digital immediacy by operating across digital dimensions to engage customers with personalized, omni-channel experiences; creating a diversified business to capture new revenue streams; becoming data empowered to make business and operational decisions based on insight-based and predictive analytics; and achieving service agility to accelerate the fast rollout of new technologies and hybrid network services.
Amdocs and its more than 24,000 employees serve customers in over 90 countries. Listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Amdocs had revenue of $3.6 billion in fiscal 2015.
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