Amdocs and Amazon Web Services Announce Strategic Program

Press Release
02-26-2018
With Amazon Web Services, Amdocs to develop solutions to help Communications Service Providers drive the transition to digital faster and more cost-effectively . AmdocsONE’s open, modular and integrated solution set includes a rich set of capabilities built on cloud-native and microservices technologies and delivered with DevOps practices

BARCELONA -  February 26, 2018 - Today at Mobile World Congress, Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), a leading provider of software and services to communications and media providers, announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate Communications Service Providers’ (CSPs) transition to the cloud to drive rapid innovation and operational efficiencies.

A recent, comprehensive industry survey completed by Analysys Mason found that by 2022 more than 90 percent of CSP systems will run on the cloud, with more than 60 percent of these systems running on hybrid architectures. To address this growing segment Amdocs, with AWS, will provide several initiatives, including:

  • The migration of Amdocs’ Business Support Systems and third-party legacy environments into an optimized, hybrid cloud operational environment.  Amdocs will enable and support CSPs as they deploy and migrate new and existing Amdocs products to AWS.
  • Amdocs Managed Services Provider (MSP) practice to help CSPs modernize and drive low touch operations on an efficient and outsourced basis, including highly secure and reliable AWS technologies.  This practice leverages Amdocs’ certification distinction as an AWS Advanced Technology Provider Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).  
  • To help CSPs test new offerings, consumer uptake and disruptive business models for faster time to market and greater business agility, Amdocs will use cutting-edge technologies around open source, hyper-scale systems, and elastic network scaling to create AWS cloud-native environments.

“Communications and media providers run some of the most mission critical and hyper scale systems on the planet.  Amdocs is a clear long-term leader in enabling CSPs across the globe and we are excited to collaborate with them to deliver impactful value to our mutual customers,” said Terry Wise, Global Vice President of Channels and Alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “The Amdocs and AWS strategic collaboration has been created to support CSPs as they embark on and accelerate their cloud journey to achieve new levels of business agility, innovation, and cost savings.  This collaboration will enable CSPs to rapidly become digital service providers, delivering new and enhanced customer experiences that are simple, personal, contextual and valuable at every point of engagement across all channels.”

“Putting the customer first is an ethos that both companies are very passionate about. This strategic collaboration with AWS will help accelerate our customers’ cloud journeys while strengthening our own cloud-native capabilities. AmdocsONE is fueled by cloud technologies as a fundamental design tenant and, as a result, many of our platforms today are fully cloud-native. We leverage a carrier-grade, microservices design paradigm to harness the dynamic scaling and deployment power of the AWS Cloud, and are excited about what this opportunity means to our customers,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President for Amdocs Technology.

The Amdocs strategic program represents an expansion of the existing relationship between Amdocs and AWS. The companies have been working together for several years to support communication and media companies in their move to the cloud. In November 2016, Amdocs achieved AWS Internet of Things (IoT) Competency Partner Status, demonstrating its technical proficiency and proven customer success in the IoT connected home specialized solution area. 

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About Amdocs
Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to some of the world’s most successful communications and media companies. As our customers reinvent themselves, we enable their digital and network transformation through innovative solutions, delivery expertise and intelligent operations. Amdocs and its 25,000 employees serve customers in more than 85 countries. Listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Amdocs had revenue of $3.9 billion in fiscal 2017. For more information, visit Amdocs at www.amdocs.com.

Amdocs’ Forward-Looking Statement
This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs’ growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs’ ability to grow in the business markets that it serves, Amdocs’ ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future; however, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017 filed on December 11, 2017 and our quarterly 6-K form furnished on February 12, 2018.

Media Contacts:

Linda Horiuchi
Amdocs Public Relations
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E-Mail: linda.horiuchi@amdocs.com

Jenn Headley
Hotwire PR for Amdocs
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