SDN / NFV Consulting Services
With the Fujitsu SDN/NFV Consulting Service team as your partner, you can benchmark your level of business, technology, and operational readiness to determine what changes are needed to prepare for the transformation ahead. Our expert consultants first meet with you to understand the desired business outcomes and then make recommendations for successfully transforming your infrastructure and operations to meet your business objectives. We conclude each phase of the Plan service with complete and clear documentation, and with this data in-hand, you can confidently move forward.
The SDN/NFV Consulting Services consist of five components, each focused on a specific aspect of planning and preparation for your virtualized network:
Use Case Development
The Fujitsu team begins by investigating and developing vendor-agnostic use cases based on your requirements, preferred deployment model and business objectives. Deployment options can include Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE), Virtual Customer Edge (vCE), or hybrid vCPE/vCE for decentralized, centralized or distributed deployment of Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) at your customers’ premises, at data centers/Central Offices (COs), or a combination of both. Use cases can also include complete services such as SD-WAN.
Operations Readiness Assessment
Your network operations staff may have challenges delivering on-demand, virtual services due to incomplete or inefficient process automation. This service examines your operations processes from product ordering through service delivery to service assurance, and determine how you can close automation gaps from end to end across the entire service lifecycle. The team identifies operational gaps and recommends best practices to correct automation deficiencies and support virtualized, on-demand, self-service business models.
Reference Architecture Development
Reference Architecture Development defines an intelligent automated framework for all your virtual services implementation. We provide you with a standard Reference Architecture (RA) that defines the functional blocks and interface reference points for key functional components.Such items can include service orchestrators, SDN controllers, SD-WAN controllers, legacy element and network management systems (EMS/NMS), NFV orchestrators (NFVO), SD-WAN service orchestrators, virtualized infrastructure managers (VIM), NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) and SD-WAN Edges (VNF or vCPE).
Infrastructure Readiness Assessment
Network service performance and availability SLAs are often more stringent for virtual network services; re-evaluating your IT infrastructure in advance helps you avoid unexpected setbacks or costs later in the implementation process. Infrastructure Readiness Assessment evaluates your physical compute, storage, memory and network infrastructure, in addition to virtualization, availability and infrastructure management.
Performance Characterization and Benchmark Testing
The Fujitsu SDN/NFV Services team can help you evaluate combinations of VNFs and COTS hardware based on your functional requirements and performance objectives, and measure these combinations against what you currently deliver with physical appliances. We also assess capacity to support multiple VNFs (services). Our recommendations are based on tests that cover various use case scenarios.
We also test the performance of service-chained VNFs, e.g., SD-WAN Edge VNF and Firewall VNF, to ensure performance comparable to the current deployments. Testing methodology is based on ETSI NFV standards and applicable benchmark testing processes used in our test laboratory. We also provide gap analysis to compare your current modes of operation with VNFs running on vCPE or vCE appliances.
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