Register below and join the SDxCentral and NEC/Netcracker LSO report webinar on March 15th for an exciting presentation on agile virtualization. Presenters will showcase how network functions virtualization (NFV) operationalization can make the transition from theory to reality. They will also dive into the reasons why LSO is a key stepping stone to full-scale NFV deployments, and examine the next steps required for CSPs to not only bring NFV to life but also monetize it through new revenue streams.
While standards such as MANO have become integral to managing virtual functions, and essentially acts as the go-to standard for implementing NFV, there’s still the need for an overarching solution that operates in real time and allows for the automated creation and teardown of virtual functions with the provisioning, fulfillment and assurance features CSPs currently enjoy with more traditional services. Next-generation service management and orchestration systems need to be top-down and be able traverse and manage a complex, hybrid services world, involving a combination of virtualized and non-virtualized network resources.
Infrastructures such as lifecycle service orchestration (LSO) are steps in the right direction as they enable an all-encompassing platform for NFV operationalization, including services, methodologies and business practices. And while LSO is a critical step in the right direction, and something all CSPs going the virtual route need to seriously consider, it’s not the end game for bringing NFV out of the lab and into production.
Moving from limited trials to full scale operationalization is a major pain point for operators. A major factor behind the lack of full scale operationalization is the operators’ shortcoming with their existing network management and siloed operations support systems (OSS), which limits their ability to effectively fulfill and assure services in a hybrid environment. In many instances operators have taken a very myopic bottom-up approach where they have deployed solutions solely to manage the virtual network function (VNF) components, which does nothing but add complexity to an already complex hybrid physical and virtual network environment.
Communications service providers (CSPs) will find this event on agile virtualization particularly relevant to their activities as virtualization is their means to introduce cutting-edge services, minimize time to market for new services and beat their competition.
Register below for the March 15th webinar with NEC/Netcracker!
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