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NEC/Netcracker Partners Infinera, Juniper to Extend Service Orchestration Across Transport Layer

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NEC/Netcracker Technology has partnered with Infinera and Juniper Networks to release a new Transport SDN solution designed to transform how networks are managed and controlled.

This new solution provides full visibility across all IP, optical and microwave domains, including SDN and traditional network environments, optimizes network utilization and automates service provisioning and path restoration by leveraging on NEC/Netcracker's multilayer control and service orchestration capabilities.

This solution benefits service providers by enabling network transformations that intelligently adapt to the dynamic requirements of end users with the ability to carve out network slices for specific services end-to-end. This makes it possible to accommodate changing traffic patterns and on-demand customer requests, deliver an improved customer experience and produce significant cost savings by optimizing capacity usage.

Additionally, the solution empowers service providers to automate their network service infrastructure, enabling them to focus their resources on expanding revenue opportunities while optimizing their service costs at any given time.

The companies demonstrated their joint solution as part of the Optical Interworking Forum (OIF)/Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Transport API project where the participants executed a multidomain path selection and recovery test plan with intra-lab and inter-lab testing across multiple global carrier labs, including both Verizon's and Telefónica's.

In the demo, NEC/Netcracker's Multilayer SDN Controller used the new Transport API defined by the ONF to communicate with Juniper's NorthStar Controller at Verizon's lab and the Infinera Xceed optical SDN domain controllers at Telefónica's lab. NEC/Netcracker's Service Orchestration solution successfully created and managed Ethernet point-to-point private services across multiple vendors and multiple operators' domains. 

Shigeru Okuya, SVP, NEC
Service providers need a master Transport SDN solution that optimizes network traffic and automates configuration to maximize performance across all transport layers. With the support of our partners, NEC and Netcracker ensure that our customers can leverage best-of-breed solutions with minimal risk to enable end-to-end network automation and control.

Brian Rosenberg, Corporate VP of Partners and Alliances, Juniper Networks 
Juniper Networks is committed to improving network automation so our customers can respond to changing traffic patterns with speed and agility, while optimizing network utilization. We are excited to partner with NEC/Netcracker to enable service providers to accelerate automation to meet network demands through the new Transport SDN solution.

 
 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn, Facebook 

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