Today at Mobile World Congress, Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media providers, announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate Communications Service Providers’ (CSPs) transition to the cloud to drive rapid innovation and operational efficiencies.
A recent, comprehensive industry survey completed by Analysis Mason found that by 2022 more than 90 percent of CSP systems will run on the cloud, with more than 60 percent of these systems running on hybrid architectures. To address this growing segment Amdocs, with AWS, will provide several initiatives, including:
• The migration of Amdocs’ Business Support Systems and third-party legacy environments into an optimized, hybrid cloud operational environment. Amdocs will enable and support CSPs as they deploy and migrate new and existing Amdocs products to AWS.
• Amdocs Managed Services Provider (MSP) practice to help CSPs modernize and drive low touch operations on an efficient and outsourced basis, including highly secure and reliable AWS technologies. This practice leverages Amdocs’ certification distinction as an AWS Advanced Technology Provider Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).
• To help CSPs test new offerings, consumer uptake and disruptive business models for faster time to market and greater business agility, Amdocs will use cutting-edge technologies around open source, hyper-scale systems, and elastic network scaling to create AWS cloud-native environments.
“Communications and media providers run some of the most mission critical and hyper scale systems on the planet. Amdocs is a clear long-term leader in enabling CSPs across the globe and we are excited to collaborate with them to deliver impactful value to our mutual customers,” said Terry Wise, Global Vice President of Channels and Alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “The Amdocs and AWS strategic collaboration has been created to support CSPs as they embark on and accelerate their cloud journey to achieve new levels of business agility, innovation, and cost savings. This collaboration will enable CSPs to rapidly become digital service providers, delivering new and enhanced customer experiences that are simple, personal, contextual and valuable at every point of engagement across all channels.”
“Putting the customer first is an ethos that both companies are very passionate about. This strategic collaboration with AWS will help accelerate our customers’ cloud journeys while strengthening our own cloud-native capabilities. AmdocsONE is fueled by cloud technologies as a fundamental design tenant and, as a result, many of our platforms today are fully cloud-native. We leverage a carrier-grade, microservices design paradigm to harness the dynamic scaling and deployment power of the AWS Cloud, and are excited about what this opportunity means to our customers,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President for Amdocs Technology.
The Amdocs strategic program represents an expansion of the existing relationship between Amdocs and AWS. The companies have been working together for several years to support communication and media companies in their move to the cloud. In November 2016, Amdocs achieved AWS Internet of Things (IoT) Competency Partner Status, demonstrating its technical proficiency and proven customer success in the IoT connected home specialized solution area.