PCCW Global selects CENX to orchestrate self-serve on-demand VPN and cloud services

Date: Wed, 11/25/2015 - 11:45

CENX, the global leader of orchestrated service management and assurance solutions for physical and virtualized networks, announced that PCCW Global has selected CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator to enhance elements in its VPN and cloud offerings that will facilitate self-serve, on-demand connectivity

PCCW Global selects CENX to orchestrate self-serve on-demand VPN and cloud services

Marc Halbfinger, Chief Executive Officer, PCCW Global, at GEN15, Dallas, Texas


Using an on-line portal, integrated to PCCW Global’s OSS and BSS environments, customers can dynamically scale their bandwidth connectivity and cloud data center resources. Cortx Service Orchestrator helps optimize PCCW Global’s operations by orchestrating and assuring these data services over multi-carrier, multi-vendor networks in real-time.
“At PCCW Global, our goal is to provide our multi-national customers with differentiated, superior-quality services, which can be deployed on-demand and easily managed,” said Bret Rehart, Chief Network Officer, PCCW Global. “In order to make this happen, we needed a new real-time operations approach that could synchronize actions across our carrier partner networks and across multiple technologies, including SDN and NFV components. CENX has elements of the functionality, scalability and usability that we were looking for.”
“We are excited to be working with PCCW Global to roll out their leading-edge service offerings in the APAC region,” said Jay McMullan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CENX. “With CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator real-time operations capabilities, service providers can take full advantage of SDN and NFV elasticity to satisfy customer demand for flexible, scalable data connectivity and compute resources. Furthermore, the high-quality of those services is able to be assured, end-to-end from customer premise to cloud.”
According to 451 Research’s report “Orchestration and OSS: Beauty, Meet Beast”, the move to SDN/NFV and the cloud, and the virtualization of the carrier network, is the trend most likely to result in an overhaul of carrier OSS. “Operators are recognizing that NFV requires a dramatic change in their operations and they are embracing innovative solutions from vendors, whether new or incumbent, that can exploit the dynamic elasticity of NFV infrastructure, not be hindered by it,” said Jennifer Clark, Vice President, 451 Research.
Cortx Service Orchestrator accelerates end-to-end operations of advanced data services by automating workflow orchestration and service assurance across multi-vendor, multi-domain, network technologies. For PCCW Global, Cortx Service Orchestrator performs a key orchestrator role, interfacing with a variety of multi-vendor components that make up PCCW Global’s multi-national IP network, transport network, and virtualized cloud infrastructure. When service requests are initiated at the customer portal, Cortx Service Orchestrator automates the workflow required to satisfy the bandwidth and compute requirements across heterogeneous physical and virtualized network functions. Once the service is turned up, with Cortx, the service provider and customer alike gain clear visibility into the ongoing state of the service for real-time monitoring and assurance.
A demonstration of self-serve, on-demand data services was provided at the GEN15 Proof of Concept showcase, in Dallas, USA.

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