Openwave Mobility, Mirantis Collaborate on Subscriber Data Management for NFV

Openwave Mobility, Mirantis Collaborate on Subscriber Data Management for NFV Image Credit: Openwave Mobility

Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced a collaboration with Mirantis, the pure play OpenStack company.

Openwave Mobility’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution, vUDR, has been validated within the Mirantis OpenStack environment.

Openwave Mobility claims that vUDR is the industry’s first NFV-enabled User Data Repository (UDR) and has been deployed by several tier one operators globally to manage subscriber profile data across voice and data networks. UDR solutions are critical for virtualized networks as they help decouple applications that have awareness of subscribers from IT provisioning systems. This increases the speed and flexibility of virtualized applications and dramatically cuts provisioning time for new subscriber services.

Openwave Mobility’s cloud-based vUDR goes above and beyond traditional UDR systems. In-built federation and replication means that network applications can read and write data from any data center or data silo. And while the NFV infrastructure is typically built using commodity servers which provide 99.9% availability at best, by using proprietary software processes, vUDR is able to deliver 99.999% (five-nines) availability on commodity virtual machines. vUDR is nevertheless lightweight and agile, and it has enabled our customers to onboard new applications in just two weeks, compared to the average subscriber data provisioning integration of nine months.

Aman Brar, VP of Global Solutions & Global Alliances at Openwave Mobility
But to truly realize the agility that NFV delivers, operators need to deploy a robust UDR solution first. Without the foundation of UDR, network applications will struggle to access or monetize their subscriber data and operators will face service provisioning delays.

Mirantis VP of Product Marketing, Kamesh Pemmaraju
A number of NFV solutions emerged over the past year that promised agility relating to deploying and orchestrating network applications, but they don’t address the crucial aspect of subscriber data management. Openwave Mobility’s vUDR fills this important gap and delivers tangible cost savings, scalability, and flexibility. 

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

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