Ixia, DataArt Deliver Automation Solution for Carrier NFV Services

Total Telecom covers the announcement of collaboration between DataArt and Ixia to develop an automation solution that accelerates the delivery of fully tested Network Function Virtualization (NFV) based services for carriers around the world.

“To enable industry leading carriers with NFV environments to accelerate “risk-reduced” services to market, Ixia and DataArt have combined their respective technology and telco expertise to deliver an automation solution leveraging Juju, an application and service modelling tool.

DataArt designed a technology stack, including use of OpenStack and OPNFV’s Juju Installer (JOID), to provide the foundation for future solution scaling and enhancement. Ixia’s IxLoad Virtual Edition (VE), which tests key performance characteristics of virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS), and virtual firewalls (VFW), measures the quality of experience of real-time, business-critical applications.

‘Ixia and DataArt share a deep understanding of the challenges and competitive pressures faced by carriers today,’ stated Scott Westlake, Vice President of Business Development for Ixia. ‘Together, we can offer carriers a real world solution that not only expedites the delivery of their services, but provides them with an advantage in a highly aggressive market.’”

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