Tag Archives: SDN

Virtualization needs open source! (And here’s why)

There’s little debate in our industry that network virtualization (NFV/SDN) is the way forward for telecoms’ infrastructure. So why are adoption rates of NFV/SDN architectures still low? That’s because two critical elements for realizing its benefits have been missing: a standardized way of automating NFV/SDN infrastructure (as opposed to a plethora of different solutions), and a more viable way of rolling out virtualization technology. Amdocs has long recognised this challenge and has been actively contributing through organisations like the TM Forum to find solutions. ONAP provides the answer to both. Its introduction of an open-source approach into telecommunications – an […]  More >>

Network Testing: Busting the 9-week barrier

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) promise to save service providers millions in hardware costs and shave weeks off the time to deliver and scale network services. Unfortunately those are forward-looking advantages that have little impact on today’s project schedules or the time and effort it takes new services to go from testing to production-ready. According to a recent survey conducted by Coleman-Parkes Research on behalf of Amdocs, getting the test-deploy cycle below nine weeks is the new benchmark! But it’s proving frustratingly elusive for engineering teams trying to balance intense market pressures to deliver broader coverage, faster […]  More >>

Will virtualization empower service providers to emulate OTT-like speed of innovation?

Software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are transforming today’s static networks into dynamic, elastic network clouds. NFV is at the peak of its “hype-curve” and there’s an assumption that with NFV comes service agility. It’s true that NFV/SDN-based services can be instantiated in minutes or even seconds.  But that is only one aspect of service agility; the other, equally important, is the ability to design, test and launch new services rapidly and at low cost to achieve a level of innovation that service providers can only dream of today NFV implementation on its own will do little to […]  More >>

Accelerate delivery of complex enterprise services with Amdocs CES 9.3!

Service providers are rapidly expanding their enterprise service offerings and need to support higher volumes of more complex services like self-provisioning and SDN/NFV-based services. As service volume and complexity grows, the need to streamline the order delivery process increases. But while customers expect fast and immediate service delivery, service providers are slowed by legacy software systems and complex processes, making it difficult to meet customer expectations.  More >>

Policy control in the fast lane

To get the most out of LTE, you need a strategic policy controller that allows you to maximize revenue and offer new services.   More >>

Policy Leads the NFV Transformation

The journey to NFV and SDN is a transformational one, one that will happen over time, with co-existence of existing and new generation network approaches. It looks like planning and execution are well underway, as service providers have already plotted where they plan to start this transformational journey. Amdocs recently sponsored a private Heavy Reading survey of operators that revealed service providers have already identified key target technologies that they plan to virtualize first, ahead of others. This research surveyed 75 operators globally, talking to representatives from network operations, planning, technical and corporate strategy. Here are some of the findings: […]  More >>

6 Steps on the Not-So-Long and Not-So-Winding “Virtualization” Road

The road to NFV doesn’t have to be long and winding. These 6 milestones will guide you on your path toward a software defined network (SDN).   More >>

Taking the first step towards NFV

In an age where immediacy rules and instant results are often the end goal, deployments such as network functions virtualization (NFV) may, at first, seem daunting. NFV is not a one-and-done project, but rather an evolutionary telecommunications journey that encompasses careful planning as well as phased deployment. As often reminded, anything worth doing is going to take time. And NFV is definitely worth doing.   More >>

Policy: A Wise NFV Investment

A standardized approach to network functions virtualization (NFV) – it sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? Thirteen network operators certainly thought so in October 2012, when they released a white paper entitled, Network Functions Virtualisation: An Introduction, Benefits, Enablers, Challenges & Call for Action. The whitepaper encourages the IT and networks industries to work together to solve their joint challenges.  More >>