NFV Smarter with NETSCOUT’s Service Assurance Solution

Carrier Service Providers (CSPs) face challenges with budgets that are shrinking while network visibility continues to be an urgent demand. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture helps by managing scale, automating operations, and developing and releasing new services quickly, but NFV virtualization can also create massive disruptions and visibility challenges. NETSCOUT's carrier-grade solution/software defined network solution that is designed for the Cloud leverages the power of Smart Data to provide CSPs with a network virtualization platform that provides real-time insights, monitoring, and seamless visibility before, during, and after deployment at any stage in the hybrid journey.

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Is Your Information Close Enough to the Edge

As 5G rolls out, added capacity and performance is set to enable new applications from augmented and virtual reality to ultra-high definition video, such as 4k and 8k. However, provision of mobile broadband is the initial 5G application being rolled out by service providers because there’s a clear market need for it, and service providers are familiar with the network demands of mobile broadband services.

 

Just because more capacity is available for mobile broadband with 5G, does not mean that it should be used unnecessarily by sending terabits of data across the network to be analyzed by centrally-located cloud servers. Instead, the extra capacity presents an opportunity for service providers to place compute power at the Edge of the Network, so analysis can be performed, and to only send relevant data or insights on to centralized servers. This opportunity means so-called mobile edge computing (MEC) devices are being deployed by enterprises.

 

Solution Highlights

  • Utilizing the Edge of the Network effectively
  • Advantages utilizing your Edge can provide
  • Maintaining visibility into all parts of your network including the Edge
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5G Makes Virtualization Vital, Not Optional

Leading CSPs are embracing the concept of virtualization technologies but are proceeding with caution due to the immense complexity involved in the management – or orchestration – of virtualized infrastructure. This stall is set to end with the arrival of 5G mobile networks. For CSPs to showcase the advantages of a fully virtualized operational environment, they'll need smart visibility across their network.

 

Although the telecom industry has set a course towards virtualization of infrastructure enabled by network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networks (SDN), this disruptive strategy is not rolled out comprehensively, writes Bruce Kelley, the Chief Technology Officer(CTO) of NETSCOUT. Leading service providers have embraced the concept of virtualization technologies but still only run relatively low volumes of their total network traffic over their virtual infrastructure.

 

Solution Highlights

  • Justifying a 5G network with NFV technology
  • SD-WAN flexibility and revenue generation
  • Benefit of virtual probes and Smart Data technology
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Rethinking Service Assurance in Future Mobile Networks

An IDC Technology Spotlight Sponsored by NETSCOUT.

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Across mobile networks, the onset of transformative architectures is compelling mobile operators to meet the challenge of managing an ever-more complex network.This Technology Spotlight explores the role of a fully integrated end-to-end visibility solution in enabling an agile mobile network.

 

Solution Highlights

  • Key service assurance challenges for MNOs
  • Benefits of end-to-end visibility across hybrid networks
  • Future challenges for MNOs
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