ST. LOUIS - July 10, 2013 -
Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience systems and services, today announced the performance results for the industry's first virtualized, real-time charging. Tested in a production-like environment1
, the solution demonstrated carrier-grade charging performance, with a five millisecond latency and sub-second failover (switching between servers) to ensure business continuity. The results show that service provider mission-critical, real-time charging processes, supporting millions of subscribers, can run in virtualized environments.
Conducted at Amdocs' labs, the benchmark ran Amdocs Convergent Charging
using VMware vSphere®2
, VMware's market-leading virtualization solution. Amdocs and VMware worked together to develop the testing methodology and to deliver carrier-grade, virtualized real-time charging.
"The industry is evolving towards network function virtualization as a way to help service providers decouple software workloads from hardware to considerably improve cost-efficiencies and business agility," said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs. "To ensure our customers can benefit from the latest advancements in this area, we certified our CES 9
product portfolio on VMware vSphere® and introduced the industry's first, virtualized network control
, and now, real-time charging systems."
"We are proud to be involved in cutting-edge, communications industry advancements in carrier-grade virtualization and cloud-computing with key players like Amdocs," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "Virtualized BSS capabilities that can scale up and down ‘on-demand' can help service providers dramatically reduce hardware requirements."
With the addition of virtualization to Amdocs Convergent Charging, Amdocs is offering the most advanced event-processing, real-time charging system in the market. Amdocs Convergent Charging uses Amdocs' innovative, real-time charging technology - Amdocs Turbo Charging, which enables best-in-class
charging performance on Linux-based software - and provides dynamic allocation of resources using an elastic, highly available cloud topology
1 The benchmark ran real-time charging scenarios and processed a large number of events per second reflecting real-life activity of millions of subscribers
2 VMware and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.
For more than 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2012, Amdocs and its 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.
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