5 Solutions for Service Agility: What’s New in CES 10 Part Three
Service providers know that rapid and cost-effective service launch can differentiate them from traditional and even non-traditional competitors, due to innovation, cost reduction and more. However, according to an MEF Survey, 60% of service provider personnel agreed that “service providers lack the capabilities to launch new services in a timely, cost-effective manner”.
Amdocs latest portfolio release, CES 10, launched in February 2016, helps service providers in the journey to service agility in five different ways.
1. Rapid design of services
With Amdocs Service Design & Create (SD&C), service provides can design, test, debug and launch hybrid (physical and virtual) services in weeks, rather than the typical nine months or more. SD&C uses an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, and automated VNF onboarding, testing and debugging to simplify and accelerate new service launch across hybrid networks.
2. Rapid instantiation of services
With Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator (NCSO), service providers can instantiate virtual network services in just seconds. And NCSO continuously designs, fulfills and assures network services, to correlate service performance with business needs.
3. Cloud-enabled agility
CES 10 is cloud-enabled and offers all the benefits of cloud – agility, scalability, TCO reduction etc. It can be deployed on top of demand Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) supporting horizontal scalability and elasticity even for applications with volatile workload patterns such as mission-critical charging operations.
4. Fast, agile network changes
Amdocs Resource Manager revolutions time for network design reducing it by 90%! How, you might ask? In CES 10 network design plans are made on the live inventory database instead of on an offline copy. All designers can see which of the available network resources are already reserved for use. This prevents the phenomenon of “double booking” network resources which previously wreaked havoc with network design efficiency.
5. Agile network build and modernization
The build out of large-scale complex network programs can be tedious and error prone. The CES 10 Network Rollout solution collaborates with external data sources and orchestrates across multiple remote or external systems and sub-processes to enable the build out of large-scale complex network programs in an agile manner.
About the author: Michael Isaacs has been involved in the communications industry for over 20 years, spending the last five with responsibility for marketing Amdocs’ extensive portfolio of communications industry offerings. When not running after his six kids, Michael is the guy connecting the dots to get a holistic view of industry challenges and opportunities.