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Red Hat and Amdocs Collaborate to Enable Open Innovation for Communications Service Providers

02-23-2016 02:53 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack, Red Hat

Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack, Red Hat

DUBAI, UAE – 23rd February, 2016 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience solutions, has integrated Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with the Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator – an open, vendor-agnostic, catalogue-driven solution designed to help communications service providers (CSPs) transition from physical networks to cloud service environments.

Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator offers a complete solution for the orchestration of telecommunications services in a software-led environment. By enabling the continuous design, instantiation and assurance of complex network services comprising virtual network functions, the solution enables agile operations and gives CSPs the ability to rapidly introduce new services and quickly address customer needs and competitive pressures. With this open source-based solution, CSPs can more rapidly deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) from different vendors across its service catalogue and evolve towards running multi-vendor, multi-operation, end-to-end services for customers.

Amdocs chose Red Hat because of its position as an open source and OpenStack leader and because of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform’s emergence as a leading cloud platform for NFV that enables faster, open innovation. Amdocs relies on Red Hat as a stable platform partner offering security features and global support capabilities that can deliver the performance, scalability and deployment requirements of a carrier-grade operation, all of which are fundamental for CSPs as they undertake the transformation of their legacy infrastructure for cloud-based services delivery.

Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator utilizing Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform has been part of several NFV lab trials with tier one telco providers globally, implementing a range of use cases with multiple vendors, including virtual CPE (customer premises equipment), virtual EPC (evolved packet core) and virtual IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem).

Red Hat, a leader in making open technologies safer, more secure, and more easily consumable for business-critical use, provides virtualization and cloud platforms that are emerging as leading solutions for NFV. Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including the high-performance Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, forms a more stable, more secure, more reliable operating system foundation. Co-engineered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and hardened and backed by Red Hat's support lifecycle, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform offers a proven foundation for NFV deployments, and is relied on by leading telecommunications companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting providers for their advanced cloud deployments. Red Hat also offers professional services to help customers plan, design, implement, and operate a virtualized network environment. With these services, businesses can build a more secure, stable infrastructure faster and learn how to operate it as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Supporting Quotes
Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, OpenStack, Red Hat
“With OpenStack having become a de facto lingua franca for NFV trials across the globe, we’re excited about broadening our collaboration with Amdocs to meet the needs of CSPs that want to offer cloud-based delivery of virtualized network and business services, while operating more cost-effectively. Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator, built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, offers service providers with choice and the ability to deploy services faster, helping them to remain competitive in this fast-changing market.”

Ann Hatchell, head of Marketing for Network, Amdocs
“Using software automation and orchestration, CSPs can accelerate service agility with operational efficiencies and speed of innovation. Open solutions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, also accelerate innovation, by addressing the challenges of vendor lock-in. Red Hat is a key partner in the Amdocs Network Cloud Ecosystem bringing an open solution that reinforces the open, vendor-neutral pedigree of the Amdocs Network Cloud Service Orchestrator. Our relationship with Red Hat showcases strong collaboration to enable joint solutions and support for our customers , as they transition to next generation networks.”

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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Colin Saldanha
PROCRE8 for Red Hat
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