Network assurance vendor Mycom OSI has moved to improve its cloud credentials through a partnership with Red Hat.
The specific point of the partnership is to offer automated assurance across hybrid NFV networks. In the virtualized telco utopia most of the functions will exist in a massive, fluid cloud but, as we are continually reminded, the road to the promised land is a convoluted one. One of the many complexities to be contended with is how you monitor, maintain and optimize all this.
Red Hat has been heavily invested in the telco cloud from an open source perspective for some time, so it makes sense for Mycom to collaborate with it in order to stay relevant in the cloud era. Mycom’s Experience Assurance and Analytics solution will be deployed on the Red Hat OpenStack Platform and the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to make the telco cloud magic happen.
“Telco clouds are a key enabler to unlocking on-demand, real time consumer and enterprise digital services such as SD-WAN and IoT opportunities for CSPs, and our recent innovations in telco cloud assurance have resulted in rapid growth in customer projects,” said Mounir Ladki, President and CTO at Mycom. “Red Hat not only helps us to deliver agility, speed and cost benefits to our customers, but also a rich stream of essential telco cloud data that feeds our analytics engine. We are delighted to have such a strong collaboration with Red Hat.”
“As the telco industry moves towards cloudification of networks to increase innovation, agility and scalability, service quality and performance are top of mind for telco leaders,” said Darrell Jordan-Smith, VP of Global Telecommunications and ICT at Red Hat. “We are pleased to underpin MYCOM OSI’s assurance and analytics solution with Red Hat’s highly scalable hybrid cloud and container-based technologies. Together, we are setting out to help operators better understand and act on the performance of their networks as they deliver on their network virtualization strategies.”
Red Hat has made its name in the telco sphere by tailoring open source software to make it ‘telco grade’ i.e. commercially useful and robust. Network assurance is all about making sure the network is commercially useful and robust so this partnership seems to make sense. Furthermore it might set a precedent for further such collaborations as the telco cloud matures.