VIAVI and Google Cloud establish cloud-based network pact

Sept. 14, 2023
The collaboration aims to address critical challenges Communication Service Providers (CSPs) face and unlock new network intelligence and optimization opportunities.

Viavi has made its NITRO® AIOps on Google Cloud available, creating an innovative solution that leverages VIAVI cutting-edge network analytics solutions and Google Cloud's native service capabilities. The collaboration aims to address critical challenges Communication Service Providers (CSPs) face and unlock new network intelligence and optimization opportunities.

Both companies will showcase the results of their collaboration at TMForum’s DTW23 - Ignite in Copenhagen, September 19-21.

Digital transformation has led the industry to realize a new operational model that leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning, and network orchestration and automation. NITRO AIOps empowers CSPs to evolve their legacy NOC to Dark NOC and delivers end-to-end network visibility across various platforms, including cloud and IoT. 

VIAVI NITRO AIOps offers a suite of advanced analytics tools tailored for CSPs. The solution provides insights into network performance, customer behavior, and service quality with real-time data collection and analysis. Utilizing advanced algorithms and machine learning, NITRO AIOps empowers CSPs to make data-driven decisions, optimize their networks, and enhance customer experiences. 

In addition to AIOps, the VIAVI portfolio includes a growing line of cloud-hosted and cloud-enabling solutions that are unmatched in breadth and help keep customers’ businesses moving before, during, and after migration to the cloud. This includes a comprehensive range test suite for lab validation, field deployment and service assurance of O-RAN networks, Fusion automated testing, Private Network Intelligence, the ONMSi remote fiber test system, and Observer network performance monitoring and diagnostics.

The Network Integrated Test, Real-Time Analytics and Optimization (NITRO) platform enables many of these solutions. They are available today directly and through critical partners such as Google Cloud.

“This partnership enables the transition to cloud-based networks with end-to-end visibility. Working with Google Cloud, we are pleased to offer critical problem-solving solutions for service providers as part of their native cloud services,” said Deepak Shahane, VP and general manager of service enablement for VIAVI. “As this partner demonstration shows, we aim to enable the industry to leverage VIAVI capabilities to improve operations and management that includes fully validated, provisioned, and observable networks in any use case.”

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