This blog is by Pia Lukkarinen at Nokia Networks.
As the discussion around telco cloud and virtualization continues, Nokia is already delivering virtualized products. Let’s take a look at how our virtualized NetAct took a foothold amongst operators.
Before the product rollout took place, it was, as usual, carefully planned and tried out with selected operators. The first virtualized NetAct was introduced by Nokia in 2013 and is still one of the leading OSS systems on the market. Since then, the rollout wave continues to rise and at this very moment, Nokia is delivering virtualized NetAct to its 200th customer.
Here is spontaneous feedback from one of our customers: “Actually, all our engineers are happy using the new virtualized NetAct”. And to eclipse any doubt, an independent analyst at Current Analysis, Jason Marcheck (Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure), says:
“Until recently, iterative OSS releases by equipment vendors have gone largely unheralded. However, as operators begin looking closely at the practical steps vendors are taking to support virtualization, the ‘cloud-readiness’ of Nokia’s NetAct 8 is noteworthy.”
NetAct allows operators to simplify their network operations significantly. What this means in practice is that 18 different fault monitoring applications are now combined into one tool, and several performance management tools have been combined into one NetAct Performance Manager. This enhanced NetAct truly eases daily operations through a simplified tool landscape and process enhancements.
Full visibility, full control – 24/7
The ability to actually deliver virtualized products is a clear signal that we are ready for the future. Far beyond slideware and basic network management, the actual virtualization benefits materialize when we combined all development results, for instance in the stretch cluster solution. Luckily for us, the good news spreads fast. We install at least one virtualized NetAct every day, with regional expertise in place to fully support local operator requirements and to tailor as needed.
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