MWC Mobile World Congress 2018 will most likely not be overburdened by pure cloud news this year, so anything that does come this publication’s way is worth checking out: Amdocs has announced a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help cautious communications service providers (CSPs) transform their operations to become cloud-ready.
Amdocs cited a survey from Analysys Mason which found that within five years more than 90% of CSP systems will be on the cloud, with three fifths of those running on hybrid architectures. This publication has more than once mulled over the prospect of increasing cloud complexity – the word multi-cloud may have been mentioned – and so it proves here, with CSPs naturally having their share of legacy infrastructure to deal with.
Amdocs will look to migrate business support systems and third party legacy environments into an ‘optimised, hybrid cloud operational environment.’ Alongside this, support will be provided as customers deploy and migrate new and existing Amdocs products to AWS.
Perhaps anticipating that organisations may not wish to go straight in, Amdocs says it will use ‘cutting edge technologies around open source’ as well as elastic network scaling to create cloud-native AWS environments and ‘help CSPs test new offerings, consumer uptake and disruptive business models for faster time to market and greater business agility.’
Added to this will be Amdocs’ managed service provider (MSP) practice, which will include AWS technologies, leveraging the communication provider’s certification as an AWS advanced technology provider partner in the process.
“The Amdocs and AWS strategic collaboration has been created to support CSPs as they embark on and accelerate their cloud journey to achieve new levels of business agility, innovation, and cost savings,” said Terry Wise, AWS global vice president of channels and alliances. “This collaboration will enable CSPs to rapidly become digital service providers, delivering new and enhanced customer experiences that are simple, personal, contextual and valuable at every point of engagement across all channels.”
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