Juniper and Amdocs showcase vCPE solution at Mobile World Congress
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leading company in the field of network innovation, and Amdocs, a provider of customer experience solutions, are participating in the Mobile World Congress event and have showcased an automated virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) solution to meet enterprise customer demands for new, user-defined services.
The vCPE solution, which leverages the Juniper Networks ®vMX router and vSRX firewall, enables service providers to introduce a sizable set of services for their enterprise customers using virtual CPE. Additionally, the joint offering also utilizes Juniper Networks Contrail™ Networking, which is an open SDN solution for cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV).
The Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator is meant to allow provisioning and quick fulfillment of both virtual and physical network services. As part of the joint offering, the companies say that Juniper and Amdocs are also providing a user portal for self-service selection, a service catalog and service creation capability, and a broad range of delivery and managed services options to help service providers transition to an IT cloud operating model.
Gabriel Brown, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, said, “Service providers recognize 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. 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.”
Mike Marcellin, senior vice president of marketing and strategy at Juniper Networks, commented on the development, “Together Amdocs and Juniper Networks are delivering an end-to-end virtualized 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. 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 virtualized network functions into a platform for service delivery.”
“Service providers around the world are embracing network virtualization 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. She went on to add, “This vCPE solution from Juniper and Amdocs provides a logical starting point for service providers on their journey to a virtualized 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.”
Amdocs has been in business for over three decades. The MNC combines a BSS, OSS and network control and optimization product portfolio with professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of $3.6 billion in fiscal 2014, Amdocs has over 22,000 employees situated in over 80 countries.
Juniper Networks delivers products and services across routing, switching and security, from the network core down to consumer devices.