Netcracker Technology has launched Netcracker Business Cloud, an end-to-end, cloud-based SDN/NFV and IT solution - from VNFs to orchestration, OSS, BSS, portals and a digital marketplace - as a service. It also includes consulting and go-to-market services.
Netcracker Business Cloud can use Netcracker's cloud or a multi-cloud environment comprising a service provider's private cloud and public clouds, with Netcracker taking responsibility for the end-to-end service. For large service providers with OpCo and ServCo models, Netcracker Business Cloud can be hosted in a single location and delivered as a service to the affiliates. A microservices-based architecture allows operators to use only parts of the solution they need. Netcracker Business Cloud also has a range of service packages leveraging pre-integrated VNF and cloud partners from its Ecosystem 2.0 program.
"The time has come for service providers to adopt new approaches when offering virtual network services and cloud applications, as the traditional CSP approach of 'do it and build it all yourself' takes too long and is too expensive," said Karl Whitelock, vice president of communications service provider operations and monetization at IDC. "When B2B customers are moving at the speed of the digital economy, time-to-market becomes a critical success factor. Solutions such as Netcracker's Business Cloud, which can be deployed in a matter of weeks not years, address this challenge, enabling service providers to rapidly seize new business opportunities without significant disruption to the business."
"The business, sales and marketing organizations within CSPs that are responsible for B2B revenue growth have often been frustrated by the slow pace of network and IT transformation that is holding them back from quickly offering a new and diverse set of connectivity and value-added services to the B2B market," said Sanjay Mewada, chief strategy officer at Netcracker. "CSPs now have a choice to start offering virtual services and cloud-based enterprise applications much more quickly, with flexible commercial and operational models."
Netcracker Business Cloud provides a model intended to mitigate the business risks of migrating to virtualization and cloud and focuses on business growth. With revenue-share models, such as pay-as-you-grow, service providers can start small and scale as their business grows.