Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has the potential to transform service provider networks by increasing efficiency and accelerating services, benefits that are now widely recognized by the industry. Network operators are beginning to deploy a select group of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs)—like firewalls, routers, and load balancers—in their production networks, intending to offer them as value-added, managed service offerings for generating incremental revenue streams.
NFV is a relatively new technology that requires different skill sets, methods, and procedures for effective deployment, however. As a result, many of the implementation and ongoing lifecycle challenges have been organizational. A successful NFV deployment requires seamless collaboration between a service provider’s IT and NetOps organizations—that’s where Blue Planet can help.
Our Virtual Managed Services Automation solution bridges the gap between IT and NetOps to ensure a successful NFV deployment. It provides advanced orchestration capabilities to simplify the lifecycle management of NFV-based network services. It also uses intelligent automation to create and instantiate VNFs through an intent-based, template driven methodology—and to chain VNFs together with each other, or with existing network services.
Our solution also offers service templates that are standardized in a high-level, human-readable format; the complexity of the underlying implementation is managed and controlled by the software.