Research Report: Netcracker Enhances Service Provider Business Operations with SDN/NFV
Current Analysis notes Netcracker's capabilities can bring virtualization trials to commercial reality.
A recent Intelligence Alert by Current Analysis, a leading global analysis firm for IT and telecom professionals, dove into the ongoing complexities that service providers are facing as they pursue adding software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies to their networks. NEC/Netcracker’s Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP), a unique blend of services and technology tools, may be a source to alleviate many of those challenges.
What is holding many service providers back is the inability to put key technologies into use, despite completing proofs of concept with several virtualized network functions. The report, authored by Glen Hunt, the Principal Analyst for Transport and Routing Infrastructure, notes that NEC/Netcracker’s AVP promises to help service providers reduce the risk and many complexities associated with bringing virtualization trials into commercial deployment.
Orchestration will play an important role in helping service providers adopt SDN and NFV technologies, especially as their networks necessarily become hybrid environments, comprised both of physical and virtualized components, during this technology transition. The report highlights how AVP's Hybrid Operations Management (HOM) component can help the traditional and virtual network functions work together, at scale, providing a continuous feedback loop between a service provider’s development and product environments.
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