SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Canada — Today, from the Open Networking Summit Europe (ONS Europe), SONAR4 announces the European release of their assurance analytics and automation solution for next-generation networks. Powered by Mariner, a leading service assurance provider to the communications industry, SONAR4 enables communication service providers (CSPs) to fast-track next-gen network adoption, bridging SDN and NFV with a seamless end-to-end service experience.
ONS Europe is an open networking forum in which enterprises, service providers and cloud providers across the ecosystem share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of Open Source Networking, including SDN, NFV, orchestration and the automation of cloud, network and IoT services.
The SONAR4 solution demonstration at ONS Europe will address the complex challenges of SDN and NFV relative to end-to-end service assurance including Orchestration, SDN Control, VMs, Containers, switch fabric, etc.
“Existing assurance and analytics approaches fail to address the dynamic end-to-end context of SDN and NFV deployments, and therefore, cannot confidently deliver the necessary business awareness to drive decisions and automation,” states Jim Foran, Vice President, Strategic Development and Head of Commercialization for SONAR4.
“Automation, disaggregation and virtualization are key enablers of successful next-gen network deployment, but introduce unique new challenges and blindspots,” explains Foran. “SONAR4 maintains real-time situational awareness across the service path and technology stack, enabling smarter automation and better problem resolution by a wider set of stakeholders.”
As next-generation services become increasingly virtualized, SONAR4 enables low-latency closed-loop automation at the network edge, in concert with orchestration platforms. Using virtualization, CSPs are transforming themselves to compete in the new competitive landscape, including 5G Wireless (Small Cell densification, vEPC, vRAN), Business Services (Hybrid SD-WAN, vCPE) and Residential Services (Software-Defined Access, vCPE, vSTB).
Earlier this month, the SONAR4 solution was showcased at Mobile World Congress Americas within the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) M-CORD-based cloud native demonstration.
SONAR4, powered by Mariner, is an end-to-end assurance analytics solution provider for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) pursuing the economics and agility of next-generation Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies. Enabling the transformation to cloud network operator, SONAR4 benefits the entire service lifecycle by mitigating the risk associated with new product and service rollouts, certifying activations, monetizing services sooner, as well as the optimization and automation of daily operations.
A leading service assurance provider to the communications industry since 2003, the company’s multi-award-winning software helps service providers centrally manage the complexity required to deliver a seamless end-to-end service experience. Mariner’s broad range of solutions rapidly isolate network, content, or service problems to ensure a cost-effective and superior service offering across traditional, hybrid and next-generation telecommunication networks.
For more information, visit SONAR4.com