Calix Brings DevOps Environment to Access Network

Calix Brings DevOps Environment to Access Network Image Credit: Calix

Calix, Thursday unveiled AXOS Sandbox, a virtual environment that is designed to improve the economics of new services introduction by eliminating the need for physical systems in service provider labs. AXOS Sandbox runs on Calix AXOS network operating system and software platform built for the specific needs of the access network.

Calix said with AXOS Sandbox which uses open standard interfaces NETCONF/YANG and OpenFlow, service providers can speed up service delivery by reducing the time needed for lab testing, BSS and OSS integration work, and software certification by deploying virtual instances of Calix AXOS systems. 

Service providers face a multitude of operational challenges and additional expenses when introducing new technologies into their networks today. These challenges are magnified when service providers have multiple labs spread across various geographies, forcing them to manage hundreds of technicians installing, testing, and managing thousands of systems.

In addition, due to the substantial amount of hardware required, testing and validating the scalability of management, orchestration, and control functions within a lab environment would be prohibitive. Data centers and central offices also bring additional costs for rack space, powering, and cooling of the equipment.

Greg Whelan, Greywale Insights
Rapid time to market for new services has been a promise of virtualization from its onset. What has been missing is a solution that addresses the hard stuff – simplifying the complex, time consuming, and costly service creation process.

Shane Eleniak, VP of Product Line, Calix
Service providers must find disruptive ways to bring new services to market faster and at much lower costs than ever before or they will be run over by their competition. AXOS Sandbox is a breakthrough tool built to meet that challenge, with the first-ever virtual instances of access systems enabling a DevOps environment to work in parallel across multiple locations.

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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