Tuesday, November 6, 2007

HP Launches Service Delivery Platform

HP launched its Service Delivery Platform (SDP) 2.0 for telecom operators. The new release incorporates software for governance, management and quality that help service providers take full advantage of the platform's service-oriented architecture (SOA). The aim is to create a unified resource layer through which multiple services communicate with underlying wireless or wired networks, third-party applications and Web 2.0 mash-ups.

HP said its SDP 2.0 enables operators to create converged services that blend telecom, web and IT resources. Examples are music, video and business services that personalize content delivery using:

  • network resources that show a customer's active presence on the network or his or her physical location;

  • web resources for access to vast stores of information, multimedia content and social communities; and

  • IT resources such as billing, network management, and other business and operations support systems (BSS and OSS).

HP SDP 2.0 provides service-level controls, identity management and security mechanisms. The platform is fully supported by HP consulting and integration services. Developers have the ability to provide identity management, virtualized control over user profile information, and SOA mechanisms to share context information such as location, preferences and web community affiliations.

The HP SDP 2.0 enhancements include:

  • HP Third Party Framework -- takes advantage of HP SOA Systinet and HP SOA Manager along with HP Select Access to provide lifecycle governance and security, including network abstraction, third-party developer access and control, and OSS/BSS integration.

  • Virtual Identity and Profile (VIP) Broker -- uses SOA to provide virtualized, single-point access and control to customer information stored in disparate services silos. The VIP Broker enables real-time personalization and the ability to gather real-time business intelligence and context data that can support new business models based on advertising or location-specific content bundles. For example, a service provider might be able to offer a specific bundle of games, screen savers and music to 60,000 people attending a concert.

  • Enterprise Service Bus -- creates the bridge between network and IT resources including operational and billing systems.

  • OSS Adapters -- provide a 360-degree view of network, network management, service management and quality of service. From a single console, administrators can monitor and control hardware, software and applications to ensure conformance to service-level agreements.

  • Service enablers -- such as HP OpenCall software to bridge current telecom environments, to IMS and IPTV

  • Testing tools -- delivered through a combination of HP Performance and Quality Center products, including Service Test and Service Test Management, methodologies and best practices.

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