Amdocs and Microsoft collaborate for enterprise cloud platform

Amdocs and Microsoft have collaborated to create an enterprise connectivity and applications solution.

Amdocs Cloud-Fusion will, according to Amdocs, enable the development of cloud service offerings including bandwidth, WAN optimisation and the delivery of committed SLAs. The solution combines Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure and Amdocs’ NFV-ready Network Cloud Service Orchestrator, which also lends it the ability to design and deliver VNFs from any network vendor. The combination, therefore, allow access to Azure’s business services and third-party Microsoft Azure Marketplace solutions, Amdocs says.

The Cloud-Fusion platform is intended to provide unified management, monitoring, orchestration and assurance, enabling service providers to automate fulfilment and operations of cloud-based services. The hopeful outcome is to improve customer experience

“Today 17 percent of all businesses each have more than 1,000 virtual machines supporting a range of business-critical applications that reside in the public cloud, up from 13 percent in 2015,” said Ann Hatchell, head of network marketing at Amdocs. “Service providers can offer a one-stop shop for differentiated hybrid cloud services with service guarantees for enterprise customers, and streamline end-to-end service management across telco and public cloud environments, thereby improving service agility and reducing complexity.”

“Service providers will be able to capture new revenue streams from their business segment customer base by adding cloud services and providing access to Microsoft Azure’s value-added business services and Azure Marketplace’s solutions through secure service provider networks,” said Bob De Haven, GM for Worldwide Communications and Media at Microsoft.

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