Amdocs launches open source-based software and services portfolio for carriers

Amdocs has announced Amdocs Network Function Virtualization (NFV) powered by Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) a portfolio featuring modular capabilities that accelerate service design, virtualization and operating capabilities on demand.

As the communications and media industry moves from static appliance-based networks to software based, elastic networks, carriers will be increasingly capable of providing services and capacity on demand or based on predictive traffic patterns.

Instead of building networks for high peak periods, carriers want to spin them up dynamically to provide better network services in the right locations at lower price points. Service providers using technologies developed in ONAP and its ecosystem of capabilities can provide enterprises the ability to design their own networks as part of a richer set of service features.

Carriers therefore demand network virtualization software that is capacity aware; created using open source technology from ONAP by an impressive system of partners that lead with innovation. Amdocs NFV powered by ONAP  leverages open source networking technology, and can be deployed either locally or in the public cloud using modern DevOps adoption techniques.

As co-creator of a number of significant modules of ONAP, Amdocs retains first-mover advantage with important modules like Amdocs Service Design and Create to automate service design, and Amdocs Active Inventory for a unified live view of services powered by ONAP. These contributions mean Amdocs has already been working with many early adopter and galaxy operators including work on pragmatic approaches to manage service design and creation, on-boarding of virtualized service functions, monitoring of active inventory in hybrid networks and the continuous, elastic maintenance of the network itself. This addresses the needs of operators seeking adaptable, scalable, software-driven networks based on cloud and microservices technologies.

For testing and verifying virtual services on ONAP’s open source platform, Amdocs offers easy deployment of ONAP and a cloud-based hosting environment complemented with pre-defined SD-WAN acceleration kit and administration tools to fast track proof of concepts and use case validation.