NFV Operations - DevOps Style – the BlueTC Value Proposition:
BlueTC has vast experience in helping blue chip companies in telecoms that are leading this technological shift and assisting them in achieving their Telco Cloud Transformation objectives. Working on R&D environments we have identified and solved the most complex issues that this Telco Cloud Transformation brings to service providers and network equipment vendors.
BlueTC has developed competence and gained knowledge and experience in various areas:
1. - Infrastructure transformation consultancy
The initial phase of our collaboration with any organisation requires a review and analysis of their current situation to identify needs and help creating a roadmap for Telco Cloud Operations tools and methodologies adoption.
2. - DevOps transformation and change management
Considering DevOps transformation as being limited to certain departments and people within the organization is a common misnomer and mistake. BlueTC’s experience shows it is not enough to simply train the system admins in configuration management and automation tools or hiring a new DevOps expert team. A more fundamental mindset and culture needs fostering from the top down and can only be achieved through process and organizational change.
3. - Monitoring and analytics
Data collection and proper analytics are a necessity to be in a position to understand your infrastructure, characterise your products and secure your environment. Based on state of the art machine learning algorithms BlueTC has developed and integrated complex monitoring and analytics projects for several customers from traditional network monitoring to the Business Intelligence associated to NFV orchestration tools, including:
- protocol monitoring
- intrusion detection
- anomaly detection
4. – From automation to "zero touch" infrastructure management
Once you have a clear understanding of the performance and status of your infrastructure, the next level of control you can implement and leverage is automation. Alerts and alarms which are raised can be processed to create and automatically deploy the configuration management scripts. Existing recipes can be programmed to execute automated corrective - and even preventive - actions. Such a procedure, along with the development of new recipes for unmanaged alert types, consolidates the first steps towards the "zero touch" infrastructure management that many companies aim at achieving.
Independently of how far your organisation has come in the virtualisation journey, BlueTC’s experts are ready to help you in defining goals and the next steps or in solving challenges you see coming if not properly prepared for or issues that may have already arisen.
We are an independent telecom consultancy company and have the ability to work in multivendor environments, offering great flexibility regarding customer collaborations and project delivery models.