Amdocs has launched its Amdocs Network Function Virtualization (NFV) based on Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), a portfolio featuring modular capabilities that accelerate service design, virtualization and operating capabilities on demand.
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.
Amdocs NFV powered by ONAP is the first and most comprehensive software and services offering that leverages open source networking technology, and can be deployed either locally or in the public cloud using modern DevOps adoption techniques, the vendor said.
As a founding 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.