EXFO announces collaboration with Intel to develop fault detection across cloud infrastructure
by CM Staff
According to the latest joint research findings from Heavy Reading and EXFO1, 81% of operators surveyed expect 5G networks will be more difficult to troubleshoot than 4G networks.
QUEBEC CITY — EXFO, the communications industry’s test, monitoring and analytics experts, announced that in collaboration with Intel, it is enabling 5G network operators to identify and correlate service degradation issues. This solution supports automation for cloud specific assurance regardless of whether faults originate in the network, service layers, or in the cloud-native network infrastructure.
According to the latest joint research findings from Heavy Reading and EXFO1, 81% of operators surveyed expect 5G networks will be more difficult to troubleshoot than 4G networks. Similarly, 69% of operators agreed that fault detection and correlation are more difficult in cloud-native networks, with 74% of them citing a lack of sufficient cloud-specific assurance tools forcing them to rely on manual processes.
EXFO’s full-stack assurance solution utilizes platform observability by Intel alongside EXFO’s existing adaptive service assurance (ASA) platform to close the visibility gap among cloud-native infrastructure and the network and service layers. Together, the EXFO and Intel technology reportedly speeds up the time to resolution and eliminates domain-specific fault denial.
Intel® Xeon Scalable Processors, with built-in AI and NFV accelerators, provide the foundation to propel 5G experiences and Intel® Platform Telemetry Insights provide a granular view into the cloud-native infrastructure operations.
“Network virtualization is an evolutionary path that began in 4G and is now firmly established in 5G. But managing service level agreements across virtual and physical domains is significantly more challenging, especially when the infrastructure is not always owned by the operator. As part of our adaptive service assurance platform, EXFO’s full-stack assurance solution ensures that operators can detect, correlate and resolve faults wherever they originate, significantly reducing time to resolution,” said Philippe Morin, EXFO’s CEO.