Amdocs Collaborates with Microsoft to Enable ONAP on Microsoft Azure

Press Release
03-26-2018
Amdocs and Microsoft accelerate operators' path to open source network virtualization via an integrated cloud platform

LOS ANGELES, Open Network Summit, March 26, 2018 - Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, today announced its implementation of Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.  This new development enables operators to deliver virtual network services running on Azure, orchestrated and managed using ONAP.  Amdocs and Microsoft will show how operators can gain the time-to-market and cost benefits of public clouds with a demonstration of ONAP running on Azure this week at the Linux Foundation’s Open Network Summit in Los Angeles.

Amdocs is working with Microsoft to make the ONAP code available to the open source community in May 2018. Network operators will then be able to offer network services running on Azure as the primary cloud or as complementary capacity for their private cloud to deploy virtual network functions that are managed and orchestrated by ONAP. 

“This project is a first step in the evolution of ONAP to manage a multi-cloud environment where network capacity can be consumed in a dynamic way across a combination of private and public clouds,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Amdocs Technology. “It is a proof point showing the industry momentum behind ONAP while reducing the upfront investment to embark on a network virtualization strategy. It is also further evidence of Amdocs and Microsoft’s commitment to continue innovating and promoting open source networking solutions to accelerate the adoption of NFV.”

Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President for Azure Networking, Microsoft Corp. said, “Today’s next-generation operators are challenged by the complexity and cost of developing their existing network infrastructures and require new cloud services to enable faster network virtualization. To address these issues, Amdocs and Microsoft are using ONAP to control network services on Microsoft Azure - an integrated solution that helps network operators deliver advanced virtual network functionality, while simply and reliably automating operations and reducing costs using open source technology and cloud based-services.”

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About Amdocs
Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to 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 over 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.

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