Network and infrastructure virtualization for communications service providers (CSPs) offers unprecedented ability to fundamentally transform how providers operate and offer new services. Now CSPs have a rich new resource to learn about developments and opportunities associated with software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV): an SDxCentral channel with content targeted just for them.
The channel is a shared effort between NEC and its wholly-owned subsidiary, NetCracker. Earlier this year, NEC and NetCracker launched NEC/NetCracker SDN/NFV Solutions, a joint initiative to bring together the best of network and IT expertise with the strategic opportunities of network virtualization in the service provider market.
The new channel expands on NEC’s original SDxCentral channel, which was focused on educating networking professionals on SDN and NFV, including use cases pioneered by NEC and their customers, and provided detailed information on NEC’s award-winning SDN controller and ecosystem, the NEC ProgrammableFlow(r) Networking Suite. In addition to SDN/NFV resources for enterprise, the expanded NEC/NetCracker channel now features content aimed at service provider customers.
The channel includes information on NEC/NetCracker SDN/NFV Solutions, including end-to-end network and service orchestration and virtual network functions such as vCPE and vEPC. Designed to help customers take new services from order entry all the way through delivery and monetization of those services, the solutions help providers bring SDN and NFV into an operational framework by combining networking expertise with commercially ready solutions in NFVI, VNFs, orchestration, BSS/OSS, and professional services.
Check out the new NEC/NetCracker channel on SDxCentral to see provider-targeted content such as:
- An article on three essential requirements for operationalizing NFV
- A video on security functions in NFV orchestration
- A blog post titled, “I want my vCPE!”
For more information on how NEC and NetCracker are helping service providers operationalize and bring new, cloud-based services to market, read recent customer announcements from Telefonica, Etisalat, or Swisscom. Or, if you are attending the OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf this week, check out NEC and NEC/NetCracker solutions and demos in person.