NEC and NetCracker Technology announced yesterday that Swisscom has selected both companies for a major cloud-based transformation. Both companies will assist Swisscom to transform its business to a full cloud environment by jointly developing next-generation IT solutions, accelerating Swisscom's development of its virtualization capabilities and assisting it to showcase and operate a world-class hybrid network and access layer.
NetCracker and Swisscom will build a Center of Excellence for SDN/NFV and cloud transformation as part of the phase 1 of the transformation. This will enable Swisscom to optimize the use of SDN/NFV and support the testing and operationalizing of both physical and virtualized network components in real-world environments.
Both companies will also migrate Swisscom's NetCracker OSS (fulfillment and assurance) solution to the cloud by leveraging the capabilities from NetCracker's latest product suite NetCracker 10, which will result in greater flexibility and cost savings. Apart from this, NEC and NetCracker will deliver their end-to-end Service and Network Orchestration solution and Transport SDN Controller to virtualize, integrate and manage Swisscom's diverse underlying infrastructure and services and enable its seamless migration to a fully virtualized environment.