MADRID & WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– NEC Corporation, NetCracker Technology en Telefónica Business Solutions hebben met succes een conceptexperiment op basis van SDN/NFV voltooid. De technologie stelt Telefónics in staat versneld operaties te automatiseren en een nieuwe, flexibele vorm van WAN aan te bieden op de zakelijke martk.
Telefónica, dat werd uitgeroepen tot Operator of the Year in de categorie netwerkvirtualisatie, werkte samen met NEC en NetCracker aan deze proef, waarvoor de bedrijven softwaregedefinieerde netwerken en virtualisatie van netwerkfuncties combineerden om meer dynamische diensten aan te bieden. Dit is een grote stap voorwaarts, aangezien eerdere conceptproeven slechts bestonden uit geïsoleerde elementen van het systeem.
Telefónica Announces Successful Proof of Concept for SDN/NFV with NEC and NetCracker
MADRID & WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– NEC Corporation, NetCracker Technology and Telefónica Business Solutions have successfully completed a Proof of Concept (PoC) based on SDN/NFV that allows Telefónica to accelerate its strategy to automate operations and provide a new agile WAN on the business market.
Telefónica, which won the award for “Operator of the Year” in the category of network virtualization, has partnered with NEC and NetCracker on this PoC, combining software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to provide more dynamic services on the worldwide WAN portfolio for enterprises. This is a big step forward as the previous PoCs were isolated elements of the solution.
As part of the PoC, NEC/NetCracker and Telefónica built an end-to-end solution for a virtualized VPN service over a virtual CPE. The solution includes a full orchestration and self-care stack from NEC/NetCracker, integrated with Telefónica’s virtual infrastructure solution and several virtual network functions, such as virtual SSL termination gateway, virtual firewall, etc.
The orchestration solution successfully handled automated provisioning and the activation of both virtualized and traditional networks to establish virtualized VPN service and deploy the virtual network functions on the cloud.
The solution enabled the fully automated provisioning of a virtualized VPN service triggered by customers from a self-care portal, as well as fully automated value-added service provisioning and configuration. The solution allowed customers to access the VNF settings, including provisioning new remote VPN users on an SSL gateway straight from the self-care portal, establishing and modifying firewall and Web content filtering policies and giving the remote employees access to corporate network resources as well as policy-driven access to corporate resources on public cloud services.
“The rising complexity of the WAN Network is a significant drain on our time-to-market KPIs,” said Eduardo Guardincerri, Service Development & Planning Director at Telefónica Business Solutions. “That is the primary reason to invest in Proofs of Concept, to address this important challenge.”
“Given the increasing demand for virtualized solutions, we are excited to work with Telefónica and demonstrate the in-depth capabilities of our innovative SDN/NFV solutions,” said Frank DeTraglia, Chief Customer Officer at NetCracker. “We are pleased with the results of this PoC and look forward to expanding our relationship with Telefónica as the market and demand for virtualized technologies grow.”
This technology will help reducing time to deliver for Telefónica from weeks to minutes and manage customer requests in real time once the service is provisioned.
About NEC Corporation
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About NetCracker Technology
NetCracker Technology is the proven partner for cable operators and CSPs in enabling product innovation and bringing IT and networks into the next generation. The end-to-endNetCracker 10 solutions and services portfolio brings together comprehensive business and operations management offerings, big data analytics, service and network orchestration and virtual functions management onto a single cloud-enabled platform. NetCracker’s in-depth technical and operational expertise, wide range of professional services and unbroken track record for successful implementations enables operators of all sizes to deploy hybrid virtualized environments, establish end-to-end process visibility, introduce critical new revenue opportunities and deliver personalized customer experience.
For more information about accelerating product and service delivery, optimizing customer experience management and bringing virtualization out of the lab and into production, please visit www.NetCracker.com.
About Telefonica Business Solutions
Telefonica Business Solutions, a leading provider of a wide range of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, manages globally the Enterprise (Large Enterprise and SME), MNC (Multinational Corporations), Wholesale (fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers) and Roaming businesses within the Telefonica Group. Business Solutions develops an integrated, innovative and competitive portfolio for the B2B segment including digital solutions (m2m, Cloud, Security, eHealth, Digital Marketing or Education) and telecommunication services (international voice, IP, bandwidth capacity, satellite services, mobility, integrated fixed, mobile, IT services and global solutions). Telefonica Business Solutions is a multicultural organization, working in over 40 countries and with service reach in over 170 countries.
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Telefónica Business Solutions
Rafael Serrano, +44 (0)1753565711