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Choosing Wisely: Finding the Right Migration Partner

CSPs are continually investing in new technologies. Only by modernizing their platforms for services and products, service providers can get the most out of their investments.

Answer this questions:

Do you have more than a single vendor for all your value-added services-platforms?
Do you have more than a single vendor for all your value-added services-platforms?
Is it becoming more and more expensive to maintain your legacy and bare-metal value-added telecoms services?
Is it becoming more and more expensive to maintain your legacy and bare-metal value-added telecoms services?
Are you unable to offer new features because you are stuck with old proprietary platforms?
Are you unable to offer new features because you are stuck with old proprietary platforms?
Are you missing on new opportunities and markets because your solutions cannot be enhanced or individualized to satisfy the needs of specific customers?
Are you missing on new opportunities and markets because your solutions cannot be enhanced or individualized to satisfy the needs of specific customers?
Has your current vendor declared end-of-life or end-of-service to one of your products?
Has your current vendor declared end-of-life or end-of-service to one of your products?

How to find the right migration partner?

After years of helping tier 1 providers migrate their services to newer technologies and platforms, we have distilled all our experience with migrations into three simple recommendations:

Make sure that you opt for a vendor that will commit to a long lifecycle, letting you decide when it is time to upgrade your services

Imagine this scenario: Planned obsolescence. Vendors declare end-of-life and/or end-of-service. The very same vendor offers to migrate your service to their new platform. It may be exorbitantly priced, but the vendor leaves you no alternative: no more maintenance for your current platform simply means that you can no longer use it to provide services to your customers.

The most cost-effective migration is one which migrates legacy platforms from all different vendors onto a virtualized solution from a single vendor.
If you have a mess of different legacy bare-metal platforms which you then virtualize one-to-one, you’re likely to end up with a virtualized mess. A migration is the right time to consolidate all your VAS onto one unified and virtualized solution.
Choose a vendor who has the capability of integrating with multiple VNF managers.

When migrating services, virtualization alone is not enough. To really get the full advantages of NFVI architecture, you’re going to have to integrate the solution with your VNF manager.

For several years now, ECT has implemented all of its value-added telecoms services exclusively based on virtualization. Whether you are just entering the world of virtualization or already have a virtualized core network, we can provide a complete package that allows you to migrate your value-added services from bare metal to NFVI.

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