Amdocs Incorporates RedHat Open Stack in Cloud Platform

By CIOReview | Thursday, February 25, 2016

FREMONT, CA: RedHat, the Open Source leader,has announced that Amdocs, a leading provider of customer experience solutions, has integrated RedHat Enterprise Linux Open Stack Platform with the Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator to help communications service providers (CSPs) transition from physical networks to cloud service environments.

“Using software automation and orchestration, CSPs can accelerate service agility with operational efficiencies and speed of innovation. Open solutions, such as RedHat Enterprise Linux Openstack Platform, also accelerate innovation, by addressing the challenges of vendor lock-in,” said Ann Hatchell, Head of Marketing for Network, AMDOCS. “RedHat is a key partner in the Amdocs Network Cloud Ecosystem bringing an open solution that reinforces the open, vendor neutral pedigree of the Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator.”

Using RedHat enterprise Linux Open Stack Platform, Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator offers a complete solution for the orchestration of telecommunications services in a software led environment. By enabling the continuous design and assurance of complex network services comprising virtual network functions, the system enables agile operations and gives CSPs the ability to rapidly introduce new services and quickly address customer needs. With this open source solution, CSPs can rapidly deploy virtual network functions from different vendors across its service catalogue and evolve towards running multi-vendor, multi-operation, and end-to-end services for customers.

Amdocs opted for RedHat because of its position as an open source and open stack leader and because of RedHat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform’s emergence as a leading cloud platform for NFV that enables faster, open innovation. Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator utilizing RedHat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform has been part of several NFV lab trials with tier one telco providers globally; implementing a range of cases with multiple vendors, including virtual CPE (Customer Premises Equipment), virtual EPC (Evolved Packet Core) and virtual IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem).

RedHat, a leader in making open technologies safer, secure and easily consumable for business-critical use, provides virtualization and cloud platforms that are emerging as leading solutions for NFV. RedHat Enterprise Linux, including the high performance kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, forms a more stable, secure, reliable operating system foundation. RedHat also offers professional services to help customers plan, design, implement, and operate a virtualized network environment.