This is your opportunity to explore progressive network and customer intelligent monitoring systems that can advance your network function virtualization (NFV), 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT) adoption processes. Since emerging technologies add complexity to how modern telecom operators and enterprises function, it’s critical for businesses to plan for how they’ll affect Quality of Experience (QoE).
Empirix is thrilled to share the news about our IntelliSight and E-XMS technologies being certified for integration with Huawei’s NFV environment. The certification involved extensive interoperability testing for functions including data acquisition, mediation, advanced troubleshooting, real-time monitoring and data analytics, and means that Empirix solutions can now be sold to Huawei resellers across more than 190 evolved packet core networks and through Huawei’s NFV environment.
Empirix vMSP is the latest evolution of the Empirix probe system. It provides all of the same capabilities of the legacy MSP hardware appliance, but runs as software on virtual machines in both Private and Public Clouds. This is important because Digital Transformation initiatives are driving Service Providers to actively move from static physical appliances to highly virtualized and dynamic environments. NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) will be a key enabler for this transition and Empirix’s solutions are well positioned to support NFV.
The main goal of the event was to run multi-vendor interoperability test sessions among different Functions Under Test from different participants, mainly Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs), Management and Orchestration (MANO) solutions and NFV platforms.
As an active member of ETSI, Empirix also joined its Open Source Management and Orchestration (MANO) community, commonly known as OSM. This community project is designed to jointly innovate, create and deliver a MANO stack closely aligned with the ETSI NFV working group. OSM is currently the only initiative recognized by the International Standards Organization for its work in defining the critical domain of network and service orchestration in NFV.
Empirix, Inc., the recognized leader in end-to-end network performance visibility with the unique ability to analyze customer behaviors by application in real time, today announced the completion of its first annual user group conference for fixed line customers.
If the transition to virtualized environments in the enterprise is any indicator, it appears that the transition to NFV in CSPs is only a question of when, not if. Why is this so? Well, for the same reason the enterprises did it: to be more agile.
Despite all the attention NFV is getting, there are areas that still need to be explored. For example, most of the discussion today revolved around the technology and the various options to adopt it, but few are thinking further down the road about how to ensure Service Assurance functions in these highly abstracted and complex virtual environments.
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is top of mind for many companies these days, because of the potential savings it can produce. But what exactly is NFV? And how does it produce these cost-saving benefits?