The Telco Hybrid cloud
managing The Telco Multi Cloud
The telecommunications industry is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and that creates several unique challenges. Managing the hybrid telco cloud offers the promise of harnessing the power of Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Virtualized Network Functions (VNF) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) to provide new capabilities for telecom service providers in order to gain better agility, increased operational efficiency, decreased operational expenses, and reduced capital expenditures. They also need to be able to leverage public and private cloud resources seamlessly, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). But that requires a new level of sophistication that is not typically part of traditional IT solutions or telecom support systems.
Unlike traditional IT Cloud instances where management is mainly oriented towards management of virtual machines (VM), the distributed resource allocation characteristic of the hybrid telco cloud introduces additional complexity, requiring control plane to be de-coupled from the devices and separated from the data plane.
In addition, existing Operational and Business Support Systems were primarily designed to manage specific physical and administrative domains and functions and were not designed to manage the unique requirements of the hybrid telco cloud such as virtual network resources and functions, or new use cases such as smart contract settlement based on hyrid – physical and virtual – environment.
THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Today’s competitive landscape requires hyper automation drive down costs, eliminate manual errors and support systems must provide a path to manage virtualized networks, network functions, and software-defined networking – in addition to physical resources.
There is no time for manual intervention for new and future use cases, and service providers must have the ability to harness the full power of the hybrid telco cloud in a secure environment to provide the speed and scale necessary to succeed.
To compete, service providers must provide a superior customer experience by enabling zero-touch self-service, an leveraging robotic workers (bots) to take the place of humans where appropriate. They must also drive down capital expenditures through the virtualization of network equipment, eliminate network management costs by automating network functions and reducing human error, and reduce operational expenses by providing complete automation of many OSS, BSS, customer care, and service assurance functions.
THE ZIOTIS DIFFERENCE
Ziotis helps its clients by providing a unified platform for hybrid telco cloud management powered by data-driven automation, based on most advanced native-cloud paradigm and blockchain. By using blockchain, Ziotis is able to discover and securely share physical, logical, virtual and cloud resources and leverage them for hyper automation, service creation and fulfillment, service assurance, settlement and more.
Ziotis’ Zen OSS creates a digital twin of inventory systems and of all assets in hybrid environments across a distributed ledger using blockchain where they can be then used, shared, sold or leased. With Zen RPA, complex processes using hybrid assets can be leveraged using zero-touch automation; and to access rich data sources to empower bots that can eliminate the functions and need for human intervention.
Ziotis enables telecommunications service providers to better compete by hyper automating complex hybrid provisioning processes, and more effectively collaborate throughout the digital supply chain, and monetize underutilized assets – without losing market share.
Contact Ziotis today to learn how to unlock the power of the hybrid telco cloud.