Anritsu, Ixia complete O2 Czech Republic NFV monitoring PoC

Anritsu and Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA) have successfully completed a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Monitoring Proof of Concept (PoC) organized by O2 Czech Republic around NFV network monitoring and troubleshooting, the company said.

As communication service providers (CSPs) move to NFV, they need to effectively deploy service assurance solutions that can help uncover the blind spots introduced by the dynamics of virtualized environments. The virtualized, integrated solution demonstrated by Anritsu and Ixia enables O2 Czech to rapidly adopt NFV and conform to service level agreements (SLAs) with an “operations first” focus.

The PoC was built using Anritsu´s MasterClaw vProbe solution for traffic capture and real-time processing, together with Ixia´s Phantom Virtualization Tap (vTap) for breakthrough visibility and control of traffic flowing between virtual machines.

Anritsu MasterClaw vProbe is a high performance, auto-configured, passive virtual probe that captures and correlates incoming network traffic creating easy to understand call session data records (CSDRs).

Ixia´s Phantom Virtualization Tap with TapFlow enables proactive monitoring for security, availability and performance with total visibility of inter-VM traffic in NFV deployments.

O2 Czech is an early adopter of new technologies, offering their customers the latest features and functionalities available in the market while running an efficient and carefully maintained network.

O2 is an integrated telecommunications provider in the Czech market operating close to eight million mobile and fixed accesses.

Ixia is a provider of network test, visibility, and security solutions. It offers companies trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks.

Anritsu Corporation is a provider of communications solutions and Operations Support Systems (OSS) for advanced and virtualized networks. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed devices for design into communication products and systems. Anritsu sells in over 90 countries worldwide with approximately 4,000 employees.