Monday, February 24, 2014

TM Forum Releases Blueprint for Managing Virtualized Networks

The TM Forum is launching its new Zero-touch Orchestration, Operations and Management (ZOOM) project aimed at defining a vision of the new virtualized operations environment, and a management architecture based on the seamless interaction between physical and virtual components that can easily and dynamically assemble personalized services.

The ZOOM project is supported by leading providers and suppliers, including AT&T, IBM, Huawei, Oracle, Orange and Telecom Italia.

“The pressure for IT and operational agility to enable new digital service revenues, and continuing demand for cost reduction makes it essential to radically rethink network, operations and service management. Virtualized environments can open up previously unimaginable expectations for service personalization, speed, flexibility, automation and customer centricity,” said Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer, TM Forum. “ZOOM brings together the industry and the Forum’s extensive set of best practices and standards to deliver practical answers for game-changing operations concepts, including operations, adaptive automation and customer-created service definitions.”