Amdocs announced it is introducing a new ONAP-based intercarrier service orchestration solution that allows communication service providers to automate traffic scaling across multiple carrier networks .
The solution targets challenges associated with how to commit and meet enterprise service level agreements (SLAs) for high performance connectivity, with the future-proof advantages of an open source architecture based on Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) that provides elasticity and automated scaling.
A key business issue facing CSPs in meeting those SLAs for multinational enterprise customers is that they need to rely on other partners across the globe to provide a complete service while committing to SLAs for end to end network connectivity. The new Amdocs solution – which leverages several technological developments from its recently announced ‘NFV powered by ONAP’ – promises to deliver elastic connectivity that can be spun up on demand and can be flexed to match the demands of cloud-based solutions by orchestrating the dynamic international connectivity needs of their enterprise customers.
“Amdocs’ new solution , which is the industry’s first comprehensive software and services offering built on ONAP open source technology,” says Anthony Goonetilleke, group president, Amdocs.
In addition to using ONAP source code, the solution uses MEF’s Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) APIs for connectivity services across multiple global networks.
“Intercarrier service orchestration solutions are a compelling example of how versatile ONAP’s architecture has already become,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration, The Linux Foundation. “When integrated with MEF’s standards, these type of solutions can be used to solve network traffic management issues across networks. Support for intra and intercarrier operations resolves a major business problem for CSPs today specifically for enterprise customers.”
This new solution will be showcased at MEF 17, where Amdocs, alongside three major international multi-play carriers and partners including Fujitsu, are demonstrating flexible, software centric intra and intercarrier orchestration across multiple service provider networks that can scale connectivity and cloud services on demand while providing automated intercarrier connectivity.