DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5r9xsv/step_two_for_a) has announced the addition of the "Step Two for a Successful Transition to Network Virtualization: Operationalize" report to their offering.
This SPIE will focus on the operations aspect of Step Two, or what has quickly become known as operationalizing network function virtualization (NFV).
That is the easy part. Organizing one's business, operations and culture around virtualization is the challenge that lies ahead. This is the hard part, and the focus of Step Two.
It is becoming clear that the operations software market is at a crossroads. CSPs have relied on and survived on a kluge of point solutions in their back offices for the last years. In doing so, they struggled the whole time with expensive and incomplete integration issues and the costly, inflexible practice of operating each new service with its own silo of support solutions.
Though far from doing so optimally, these systems nonetheless must be credited with helping CSPs:
- Manage the transition to IP-based networks
- Overcome forced competition in the era of Competitive Local Exchange Carriers
- Support the birth and adolescence of wireless voice and data services
- Experiment with IP Multimedia Subsystems infrastructure
- Enable broadband video and other on-demand services
Unfortunately, legacy Operations, Orchestration, Data Analysis & Monetization (ODAM) systems (Stratecast's new terminology for the modern, data-driven evolution of OSS/BSS) will not be able to support the next challenge tied to meeting the real-time and complex needs of virtualization.
Key Topics Covered:
2. Operationalizing NFV
3. Network and Service Assurance: Contemplating the Unthinkable and Jettisoning Five-Nines Availability
4. Orchestration: Where CSPs' Highest Priority is Met
5. Driving a Hybrid Network is Not Like Driving a Prius
6. Data Management: A Platform unto Itself
7. Building on Early Experience with Network Virtualization
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