Amdocs today announced the availability of its cloud-native Amdocs Service & Network Automation solution to support all aspects of service design, inventory and orchestration across physical, logical and virtual elements for all lines-of-business (LOBs), including enterprise/B2B, mobile, consumer broadband, as well as NFV and 5G-based services. Amdocs additionally announced that a number of its customers are accelerating their network transformation and NFV journey with the deployment of Amdocs’ cloud-native operations automation suite including three integrated services providers in EMEA, a major provider of telecommunications services in the APAC, and a leading MSO in North America.
The Amdocs Service & Network Automation solution can be implemented on public cloud environments, providing the benefits of better experiences, faster deployment, reduced upgrade cycle time and cost, accelerated service introduction and innovation, and optimized operations. Constituent components and technology have previously been implemented and proven on leading public clouds, including on AWS for a Tier 1 CSP in APAC, and on Microsoft Azure for SES, a leading satellite communications and business services provider. The modular microservices based platform also enables end-to-end service orchestration spanning NFV, hybrid networks, separate domains, distributed infrastructure and heterogeneous environments. It is also aligned with the ONAP suite of tools and components in several areas.
Key capabilities of the solution include:
• Open Network Designer – Graphical design and configuration environment for use by network, IT and business personnel to design services, product specifications, service workflows and orchestration processes
• Open Network Inventory – Hybrid inventory solution that supports inventory management and visualization of physical, logical, cloud and virtual network functions, including support of federated network views across both Amdocs and 3rd-party inventory systems
• Open Network & Service Orchestrators – End-to-end award-winning (MEF 2019) service orchestration that supports a wide variety of use cases, from orchestrating the lead to cash process of complex enterprise services, to consumer multi play, EPC, and 5G core orchestration
“Amdocs has an extensive service design and orchestration offering, and in addition to being the market leader in products category, the company also holds leading positions in engineering systems and order management sub-segments,” said Anil Rao, Principal Analyst for Research at Analysys Mason. “Amdocs continues to invest in adapting its portfolio for NFV/SDN and telco clouds, which is now becoming increasingly critical for vendors to support as service providers globally are starting to turn to cloud-native networks in the 5G era.”
“With the increased adoption of virtualization, along with continuous pressure on CAPEX and OPEX reduction, we have seen a growing demand to implement our operational automation solutions in cloud environments to optimize operations,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, group president of Media, Network and Technology at Amdocs. “We are addressing this need across both private and public clouds and are providing an integrated service management solution that spans NFV and hybrid networks while leveraging the capabilities of ONAP.”