Netcracker launches full-stack cloud-based SDN/NFV solution-as-a-service

09 October 2018 | Natalie Bannerman

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Netcracker Technology has announced the launch of its newest solution the Netcracker Business Cloud.

Announced at Layer123's SDN NFV World Congress 2018 event at The Hague, Netherlands, the new offering reduces the time, cost and complexity barriers service providers face when deploying cloud-based applications and virtual connectivity services.

“The time has come for service providers to adopt new approaches when offering virtual network services and cloud applications, as the traditional CSP approach of ‘do it and build it all yourself’ takes too long and is too expensive,” said Karl Whitelock, vice president of communications service provider operations and monetisation at IDC. “When B2B customers are moving at the speed of the digital economy, time-to-market becomes a critical success factor. Solutions such as Netcracker’s Business Cloud, which can be deployed in a matter of weeks not years, address this challenge, enabling service providers to rapidly seize new business opportunities without significant disruption to the business.”

The solution is being touted as the industry’s first end-to-end, cloud-based SDN/FV and IT solution and its VNFs to orchestration, OSS, BSS, portals and digital marketplace-as-a-service enables quicker time-to-market while at the same time creating disruptive business models for service providers.

“The business, sales and marketing organizations within CSPs that are responsible for B2B revenue growth have often been frustrated by the slow pace of network and IT transformation that is holding them back from quickly offering a new and diverse set of connectivity and value-added services to the B2B market,” said Sanjay Mewada, chief strategy officer at Netcracker. “CSPs now have a choice to start offering virtual services and cloud-based enterprise applications much more quickly, with flexible commercial and operational models.”

Leveraging Netcracker’s cloud and multi-cloud environment comprised of a service provider’s private and public clouds, Netcracker Business Cloud offers greater deployment flexibility. Larger service providers with operating company or service company models, Netcracker Business Cloud offers the flexibility to host the solution in a single location and deliver it as-a-service to its affiliates enabling them to offer next-gen B2B services in a timely manner.