NFV Service Assurance
Providing robust service assurance capabilities is critical in the network transformation to a software-defined and increasingly virtualized network environment. It is vital to monitor systems for utilization and malfunctions that could lead to service disruption in order to facilitate the prompt resumption of normal or improved service. Today, monitoring and management activities throughout the network are supported by discrete systems in fixed service chains with tightly integrated hardware and software products and established management frameworks and assurance tools. In a virtualized environment based on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), these activities are more challenging as a result of the disaggregation of hardware and software and the ability to deploy services dynamically.
Intel is uniquely positioned to bring the worlds of connectivity, computing, and cloud together to provide the infrastructure for driving enhanced IT efficiency and to unlock business agility with the adoption of NFV. Intel's newest technology platforms are delivering the processing, storage, virtualization, security, I/O, acceleration, management, and analytics capabilities that will power these high performance, efficient, scalable, agile, and increasingly automated networks. These capabilities are largely provided by Intel® Infrastructure Management technologies and enabled for adoption and integration for NFV Service Assurance.