Thursday, October 16, 2014

Amdocs Rolls Out Network Cloud Service Orchestrator

Amdocs introduced its Network Cloud Service Orchestrator, an open, vendor-agnostic, catalog-driven solution for defining and activating complex services containing virtual network functions (VNFs) from multiple vendors.  The idea is to converge service fulfillment and assurance into a holistic, real-time process.  Amdocs said its 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 Controllers in a hybrid  physical and virtual environment.

"More than 250 service providers run Amdocs' mission-critical solutions. Of those, over 100 already benefit from Amdocs' network-grade, control-plane solutions, with distributed processing of more than 1 billion low latency events per day in some of our larger deployments. This heritage of service management and orchestration gives Amdocs a unique understanding of the communications market and makes us an ideal partner for service providers seeking to realize the benefit of NFV and cloud-based services," said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing.

Amdocs is also announcing an NFV Service Partner Program 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.