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Transforming for NFV: The need for Lifecycle Service Assurance


NFV transformations are driven by a simple goal. Service providers with legacy fixed and mobile networks want to innovate faster and bring down costs dramatically so they can compete with cloud-based over-the-top (OTT) services. Achieving this goal will require streamlining and automation of the service lifecycle so it runs much faster with far fewer resources. Unfortunately, many providers have a highly fragmented approach to testing and assurance consisting of multiple, unintegrated systems siloed by lifecycle stage, network domain, technology, and data source. This siloed approach inhibits collaboration across development and operations teams and leads to manual, swivel-chair workflows. These legacy workflows have evolved over years and represent a critical obstacle to achieving the speed and efficiency goals of NFV.

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