With today’s customers demanding easy, personalized connectivity anytime, anywhere, service providers must meet unprecedented demand for data. Providers throughout the industry believe virtualization holds the key to not only meet that demand, but also increase operational efficiencies and create new, more profitable service models. But virtualization will not happen overnight, and the path to virtualizing the network can be a daunting one.
As the question for service providers shifts from “Should we virtualize network elements?” to “How do we start transforming our networks?,” Amdocs is beginning a six-week campaign to give service providers the practical resources they need. Amdocs’ “Journey to Virtualization” is designed to help providers carefully plan the transition to virtualization and strategically phase deployment of virtualized network elements.
Today’s service providers recognize that virtualization’s value goes beyond capex and opex savings. It offers unprecedented operational efficiencies such as workflow automation and service agility, and it enables new service offerings and business models. The campaign will offer service providers tools and resources to plan out how to virtualize the network control plane and plan for the organizational effects of virtualization. “Journey to Virtualization” resources include:
- Mapping the Journey NFV eBook
- “Operational, Organizational and Business Process Considerations,” IDC Market Spotlight
- Seven Steps to Virtualization Deployment guide
- Policy Leads the NFV Transformation
- Models for Monetizing Virtualization in the Control Plane
- Performance and Scalability Guidelines
The first offering from the campaign, the Mapping the Journey eBook, is available now for free. The eBook provides a guide to virtualization and explains the implications for the network control plane. It will explore the fundamentals of virtualization, highlight the drivers and benefits of control plane virtualization, explain the specific steps to virtualization, illustrate how NFV enhances service agility, and analyze three NFV-enabled service models.
Click here to receive your copy of the ebook or find out more about the other resources to begin your own virtualization journey.