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Overcoming Barriers to Large Scale SDN/NFV - Design, Deployment, DevOps and Digital Dollars

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Report Summary:

As telecommunications networks evolve from hardware-based proprietary infrastructure to agile, software-centric ones, CSPs are looking to SDN/NFV for both cost savings and new services that rival those of web scale cloud providers. To achieve this, they need new approaches to NFV Service Management, Service Orchestration and Service Assurance that can respond rapidly and flexibly to customer needs. These new tools are essential to make SDN/NFV profitable.

To accelerate deployment of this new SDN/NFV ecosystem, new capabilities should include:

  • Service Design and Creation Tools
  • Onboarding of both VNFs and associated Service Function Chains (SFCs)
  • Network and Service Orchestration
  • Service Assurance for SLA Guarantees

As enterprise customers accelerate their adoption of SDN-enabled virtual services, the OSS/BSS ecosystem is evolving from an overhead expense into a revenue generator.

This report was sponsored by Netcracker a leading player that has created a unique ecosystem for CSPs to handle Hybrid Network and Service Orchestration, End-to-End (E2E) Service Models and Revenue Management. Solutions like this allow CSPs to accelerate SDN/NFV business benefits while easing the pain of the SDN/NFV process transition.

Three additional reports to be published shortly, will evaluate the State of NFV Deployment, Challenges for Service Assurance and Automation of Converged Operations.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Challenges for Large Scale SDN/NFV Deployment

  • Barriers to be Overcome to Stimulate SDN/NFV Deployment
    • Top Services Driving SDN/NFV Revenues
  • Lack of OSS Capabilities Must Not Become Roadblock for SDN/NFV Deployment

Service Provider Requirements for SDN/NFV - Design, Deployment, DevOps and Digital Dollars

  • NFV Service Design and Creation
  • Rapid Service Design and Service Creation Environment
    • NFV for Differentiated VNF Combinations Needs to be Combined with BSS Service Administration
  • Multi-Domain Challenges Demand Hybrid Orchestration
    • Hybrid Orchestration is the Top Requirement for Next Generation OSS
    • Key Benefits of Hybrid Orchestration
    • Seamless Services Demand Hybrid Orchestration
  • DevOps Processes for Accelerating TTM
  • Digital Marketplace – Customer Centricity is Everything
  • Complete Digital Ecosystem- BSS on the Critical Path for Service Delivery
  • Leverage for SDN/NFV Business Partnerships

Netcracker’s Ecosystem Accelerates SDN/NFV Deployment

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