For some time now there has been a lot of buzz around NFV orchestration and the potential flexibility and time to value benefits of this technology. NFV orchestration platforms are evolving, but until now they have failed to prove themselves as a viable option for most organisations, especially in multi-vendor environments.
Why? For most it is a simple question of economics. Some vendors have built NFV orchestration platforms designed to coordinate the resources and technologies needed to set up cloud-based services and applications. But the sheer cost has been prohibitive for the vast majority of service providers and organisations.
Not only this, but these NFV orchestration platforms are proprietary and can only be used to provision the technologies and services of that particular vendor.
All of this is about to change.
nuQulus is a brand new, vendor agnostic NFV orchestration platform that slashes the time it takes to provision new services from hours - potentially weeks - to mere minutes. It is lightweight, deployed on premise and uses industry standards to communicate with the Service Provider’s network. It follows a managed services-style model with 24/7 operational support available.
The implications of these new capabilities are huge, as for the first time service providers and enterprises can offer a multitude of networking and information security services to their own customers in a fraction of the usual time, and with vastly increased time to value. This in turn frees up internal resources due to nuQulus’s automated and repeatable model.
Every new technology follows a similar maturity cycle, and it is only after the teething stage of the early years that its true potential is realised. NFV orchestration is no exception, and with nuQulus we are finally breaking down the barriers to mainstream adoption. The only question that remains is who will recognise the possibilities of an agile, rapid deployment NFV orchestration platform first and steal a march on the competition.
Today’s always-on, instant results led business landscape means that it is has never been more important to be able to respond to the needs of your clients immediately. If you don’t, someone else will.
If you would like to find out more about nuQulus and experience a demo of the platform, please contact Infradata and we’d be more than happy to show you how you can harness the true capabilities of NFV orchestration.
Natasha Scott - 1 June 2017