NFV introduces a new way to design, deploy, and manage network services, and promises to deliver multiple benefits: whether on the business or on the technical side, with shorter time to market for new services, easier and less risky tests and greater flexibility. Yet, the transition to NFV will not be the most simple.
CLOSING THE LOOP BETWEEN THE VIRTUAL AND THE PHYSICAL WORLD
Managing “legacy” and virtualized networks side by side is a challenge. To overcome the management, monitoring and assurance of hybrid networks, configuration, performance and fault management systems need to closely track for potential problems. “Closing the loop” is an ongoing process that requires constantly improving performance and preempting degradations. To do so, advanced automation and analytics are key enablers.
SUPPORTING THE 4 LAYERS OF THE VIRTUALIZED NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
To effectively support the management of hybrid networks, Helix Service Assurance simultaneously carries bottom-up and top-down monitoring. It does so by understanding the service health thanks to its knowledge the network layers based on configuration data, and thanks to end-to-end service data. With highly intelligent scalable data collection from the physical and virtual infrastructures, VNFs and network services, as well as network and services data model paired with smart algorithms and bi-directional network access to perform healing actions in the network, Helix offers mission critical solutions for operators entering the virtual spaces.
An active member of the TM Forum, TEOCO has been active in all NFV/SDN activities, to learn more about the latest activities, please view the video below.