Infoblox and NEC/Netcracker--Helping Service Providers with NFV Deployments
Recently, Infoblox was included in the NEC/Netcracker’s Ecosystem 2.0 program focused on accelerating the commercialization of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Infoblox has been at the forefront of SDN and NFV, including assisting with the OpenStack pluggable interface standard for IP Address Management (IPAM). Even so, building tight integrations with leading providers helps deliver a comprehensive OpenStack, SDN, and NFV solution faster with less customized integration by service providers and enterprise customers.
According to NEC/Netcracker, the Ecosystem 2.0 offering provides Network as a Service (NaaS), integrating network services such as enterprise vCPE, residential CPE, and SD-WAN, value-added network services such as Infoblox DDI as well as firewall, bandwidth-on-demand, web filtering and WAN optimization solutions, and cloud-based business productivity applications. NEC/Netcracker NaaS also comes with systems-integration services as an offering to the CSP. View a short interview with Rahul Chanda from NEC discussing the Ecosystem program.
Ecosystem 2.0 can help service providers significantly reduce the time it takes to commercialize virtualized services, continuously innovate with new services, and choose the best-of-breed VNFs with minimal risk. Partner VNFs are taken through a rigorous process to create reusable service components that can be used in any combination to enable fast service creation. With commercial agreements and unified license management, NEC/Netcracker makes sure all parties in the value chain get their share of the revenue. Service providers and partners benefit from a real-time collaboration environment to assess and improve their services and VNFs.
Infoblox provides value-added network services with NEC/Netcracker by delivering Actionable Network Intelligence for carriers and enterprises. That empowers organizations to increase efficiency and visibility, reduce risk, and improve customer experience for secure DNS, DHCP, and IPAM (DDI). As organizations migrate to SDN, NFV, and NGDC deployments, Infoblox helps improve agility and cost savings by automating critical aspects of DDI.
For example, many IT teams build extensive manual processes and customized scripts to handle common tasks such as assigning IP addresses and provisioning DNS records. But with Infoblox’s deep integration into NFV, SDN, and OpenStack technologies, our DDI platform can eliminate the need for multiple hand-offs across teams by working hand-in-hand with automation and orchestration platforms to improve agility, visibility, and consistency.
Infoblox is excited to expand our ever-growing list of technology partners so that our customers can implement solutions across the entire organization faster and with less risk.