PARIS & HERNDON, Virginia – November 23, 2015 – Infovista, the leading provider of network performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world, is pleased to announce that its Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) proof-of-concept (PoC) with Oracle Communications and Juniper Networks has been named the winner of the MEF 2015 Excellence Awards’ Third Network Technology Solutions of the Year in the Multi-Vendor Solutions category at MEF’s GEN15 event.
Infovista has consistently shown its support for communications service providers (CSPs) with market-leading service assurance solutions and innovative initiatives that are aligned with MEF’s industry standards and the principles of lifecycle service orchestration (LSO). Committed to MEF’s Third Network Vision of a new, dynamic service environment and TM Forum’s ZOOM Project, Infovista, Oracle and Juniper Networks’ GEN15 PoC showcased how CSPs can create, assure and orchestrate a NaaS-based Carrier Ethernet service. For CSPs, the result of such an initiative is an accelerated ROI, stronger competitive differentiation and improved customer quality of service (QoS).
“For many CSPs, the challenge is dealing with today’s infrastructure, while taking advantage of recent technologies like SDN, NFV and LSO. Multi-vendor solutions like that of Infovista, Oracle Communications and Juniper Networks are helping CSPs navigate their way to dynamic, virtualized and assured connectivity services,” said Roopa Honnachari, industry director, Frost & Sullivan. “The group’s recognition shows how important it is for key players in the industry to work together, with a standards-driven approach, to deliver NaaS and achieve the business benefits of the Third Network vision.”
“This is an exciting time for the communications industry, and GEN15 and the MEF’s Excellence Awards are at the center,” said Stan Hubbard, director of communications & research, MEF. “CSPs know they need to remain in control of their network’s performance, but it can be difficult to know how to do this effectively amid new digitalization challenges and the convergence of SDN and NFV, while taking advantage of the LSO framework. This PoC demonstrated that it is a team effort, and exhibited a deep understanding of what CSPs truly need to make the leap to dynamic, agile and assured network services.”
“This is a great honor for Infovista. We are pleased to see the progress in the industry over the last two years in this space,” said Christopher Cullan, director of product marketing, business services solutions, Infovista. “Together with Oracle and most recently Juniper, plus support from the TM Forum and MEF, Infovista demonstrates the ability to take good standards with solid business drivers and create something we articulated in the Third Network vision of an agile, assured, orchestrated network-as-a-service. This will ultimately generate additional revenue for communications service providers using a combination of today's network infrastructure with the latest in virtualization and NFV.”
- Read Infovista’s blog post, GEN15: The Importance of Assuring Service and Interoperability Across Multi-Operator Networks, to learn more about the company’s activities at MEF GEN15.
- Download our our Zero Touch, Business-Ready NaaS 3.0 data sheet
- Find out how Infovista is helping CSPs, mobile operators and IT-intensive enterprises across the world to better plan, operate, optimize and monetize their networks.
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