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Microservices are Paving the Way for Greater Business Agility

Enabling and supporting hybrid services requires agile networks, and microservices are showing the way.

Adopting a microservices-based architectural approach helps service providers to enable higher levels of automation, allowing them to become more agile. In the white paper, "Enabling and Supporting Hybrid Network Services," Stratecast highlights the benefits of leveraging the independent, highly scalable nature of microservices.

Microservices refer to the concept of breaking down applications into smaller suites of independently deployable services. This approach is considered by many developers to be the next evolution of BSS/OSS and the modern way to build new applications. It is designed to make legacy networks more agile, while establishing the support structure for emerging network architecture.

Modifying traditional, monolithic applications can be risky, as making small changes to one part of an application could disrupt other functionality. Individual microservices, on the other hand, are loosely coupled and can be updated independently without having to change an entire application. This enables service providers to modify services faster and mitigate the potential for costly disruptions.

The report highlights NEC/Netcracker’s Business Enablement Applications (BEA), part of its Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice (AVP), which consist of foundational, microservices-based BSS functions like converged billing, real-time charging and digital customer care capabilities. BEA brings the concept of containerized microservices to the communications industry to help service providers avoid costly, end-to-end transformation programs.

Download the white paper to learn more about microservices and how NEC/Netcracker’s solutions can introduce new opportunities to improve agility.