The demo shown at Mobile World Congress highlights key virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) use cases, supported by Amdocs, Aria Networks, Juniper Networks, Red Hat, Adva Optical Networking and Fortinet.
The Vodafone VPN+ demo shows how a virtual private network (VPN) can be enhanced using SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) to increase performance and keep hardware requirements to a bare minimum. VPN+ automates and simplifies deployment and incident management processes, while providing information about multiple parameters (analytics, performance and security monitoring).
Ann Hatchell, head of marketing for network at Amdocs, said “This demo, designed and delivered jointly with Vodafone and partners, reinforces Amdocs commitment to open, vendor-neutral NFV solutions that fuel service innovation in the hybrid physical/virtual network. It showcases the agility of both Amdocs Service Design and Create, and Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator in being able to continuously fulfill the end-to-end service lifecycle in response to real-time events, to adapt to traffic loads, to recover through dynamic policies and self-healing, and to leverage analytics to mitigate the impact of security threats.”
Steve Newton, CEO of Aria Networks, comments: “The impact of SDN and NFV technologies requires an active ecosystem of collaborative partners that can demonstrate the transformative potential that this technology has. Aria Networks welcomes the opportunity to be part of this demo that has the support of some of the most innovative companies in the space.”