Juniper Networks and Amdocs Showcase Joint Virtualized Customer Premises Equipment Solution at Mobile World Congress
Companies to Demonstrate Jointly Developed NFV-based Solution Enabling Service Providers to Rapidly Deliver a Range of Enterprise Services
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona – 1st March, 2015 – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the leader in network innovation, and Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience solutions, will showcase an automated virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) solution to meet enterprise customer demands for new, user-defined services here at Mobile World Congress. The jointly developed offering will be demonstrated at Amdocs’ booth (Hall 3, Booth 3G10).
Available today, the vCPE solution, which leverages Juniper Networks® vMX router and vSRX firewall to deliver full-featured capabilities and industry-leading performance as a virtual function, enables service providers to quickly introduce a broad set of services for their enterprise customers using virtual CPE. In addition, the joint offering also utilises Juniper Networks Contrail™ Networking, an open SDN solution for cloud and network functions virtualisation (NFV).
The Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator allows provisioning and rapid fulfillment of both virtual and physical network functions services. As part of the joint offering, Juniper and Amdocs are also providing a user portal for self-service selection, a service catalog and service creation capability, and a wide range of delivery and managed services options to help service providers transition to an IT cloud operating model.
“Service providers recognise the business value of software-powered service chaining as they seek to make their networks more dynamic and better able to adapt to rapid change,” said Gabriel Brown, senior analyst at Heavy Reading. “Virtual CPE is one of the primary use-cases for NFV and there is clear evidence that service providers will invest in the technology if they have the software solutions they need to achieve true service agility.”
“Together Amdocs and Juniper Networks are delivering an end-to-end virtualised service offering that enables service providers to achieve the unprecedented agility of cloud providers and accelerate the provisioning of a wide range of virtual enterprise services, without sacrificing the performance and scalability of their network,” said Mike Marcellin, senior vice president of marketing and strategy at Juniper Networks. “By integrating Juniper’s virtual routing and security platforms through open interfaces and leveraging the powerful service chaining that Contrail brings, Amdocs is able to seamlessly integrate physical and virtualised network functions into a platform for service delivery.”
“Service providers around the world are embracing network virtualisation to lower costs as well as to develop an agile platform to create new revenue opportunities,” said Rebecca Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs. “This vCPE solution from Juniper and Amdocs provides a logical starting point for service providers on their journey to a virtualised environment – enabling programmable service chains that bring together the physical and virtual networks. It leverages the strengths of both companies and delivers an end-to-end, extensible automated solution that can be deployed right now. Amdocs’ heritage of service management and orchestration gives us a unique understanding of the communications market.”
For more than 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers’ success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control and optimisation product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of $3.6 billion in fiscal 2014, Amdocs and its more than 22,000 employees serve customers in over 80 countries.
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