Amdocs collaborates with Microsoft to implement Open Network Automation Platform on Azure

Abhishek Baxi

Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has announced its implementation of Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

It will enable operators to deliver virtual network services running on Azure, managed using ONAP. Amdocs and Microsoft will show how operators can gain the time-to-market and cost benefits of public clouds with a demonstration of ONAP running on Azure this week at the Linux Foundation’s Open Network Summit in Los Angeles.

Amdocs is also working with Microsoft to make the ONAP code available to the open source community in May this year. Network operators will then be able to offer network services running on Azure as the primary cloud or as complementary capacity for their private cloud to deploy virtual network functions that are managed and orchestrated by ONAP.

According to Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Amdocs Technology, this is a proof point showing the industry momentum behind ONAP while reducing the upfront investment to embark on a network virtualization strategy.

It is also a further evidence of Amdocs and Microsoft’s commitment to innovate and promote open source networking solutions to accelerate the adoption of NFV.