Amdocs Demonstrates Industry's First, Fully Virtualized Real-Time Charging
Carrier-grade performance results can translate into significant operational
efficiencies and savings for Amdocs' customers
ST. LOUIS, July 10, 2013
ST. LOUIS, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Amdocs, the leading provider of
customer experience systems and services, today announced the performance
results for the industry's first virtualized, real-time charging. Tested in a
production-like environment^1, the solution demonstrated carrier-grade
charging performance, with a five millisecond latency and sub-second failover
(switching between servers) to ensure business continuity. The results show
that service provider mission-critical, real-time charging processes,
supporting millions of subscribers, can run in virtualized environments.
Conducted at Amdocs' labs, the benchmark ran Amdocs Convergent Charging using
VMware vSphere®^2, VMware's market-leading virtualization solution. Amdocs and
VMware worked together to develop the testing methodology and to deliver
carrier-grade, virtualized real-time charging.
"The industry is evolving towards network function virtualization as a way to
help service providers decouple software workloads from hardware to
considerably improve cost-efficiencies and business agility," said Rebecca
Prudhomme, vice president of product and solutions marketing at Amdocs. "To
ensure our customers can benefit from the latest advancements in this area, we
certified our CES 9 product portfolio on VMware vSphere® and introduced the
industry's first, virtualized network control, and now, real-time charging
"We are proud to be involved in cutting-edge, communications industry
advancements in carrier-grade virtualization and cloud-computing with key
players like Amdocs," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic
Alliances, VMware. "Virtualized BSS capabilities that can scale up and down
'on-demand' can help service providers dramatically reduce hardware
With the addition of virtualization to Amdocs Convergent Charging, Amdocs is
offering the most advanced event-processing, real-time charging system in the
market. Amdocs Convergent Charging uses Amdocs' innovative, real-time charging
technology – Amdocs Turbo Charging, which enables best-in-class charging
performance on Linux-based software – and provides dynamic allocation of
resources using an elastic, highly available cloud topology.
^1 The benchmark ran real-time charging scenarios and processed a large number
of events per second reflecting real-life activity of millions of subscribers
^2 VMware and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of
VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.
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For more than 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and
embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service
providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data
explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency.
The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network
control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed
services operations. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2012, Amdocs and
its 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.
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growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the
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anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of
general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business markets
that it serves, Amdocs' ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses,
adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may
render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major
customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers,
and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market.
Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in
the future; however, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do
so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual
Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 filed on
December 11, 2012 and our quarterly 6-K forms furnished on February 12 and
May 16, 2013.
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