EXFO intros assurance solution in partnership with Intel

EXFO, a supplier of test, monitoring and analytics solutions, announced a solution, in partnership with Intel, enabling 5G network operators to identify and correlate service degradation issues.
EXFO’s assurance solution
The solution from EXFO supports automation for cloud specific assurance regardless of whether faults originate in the network, service layers, or in the cloud-native network infrastructure.

81 percent of operators surveyed expect 5G networks will be more difficult to troubleshoot than 4G networks. Similarly, 69 percent of operators agreed that fault detection and correlation are more difficult in cloud-native networks, with 74 percent of them citing a lack of sufficient cloud-specific assurance tools forcing them to rely on manual processes, according to research findings from Heavy Reading and EXFO.

EXFO claims that its assurance solution utilizes platform observability by Intel alongside EXFO’s adaptive service assurance (ASA) platform to close the visibility gap among cloud-native infrastructure and the network and service layers.

The solution provides complete visibility across the entire operational span of operator networks. The solution enables operators to assess the operational state of the underpinning cloud-native infrastructure from the chip-level up, allowing faults to be isolated or correlated across all network domains.

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.

“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.

“Given the ubiquitous adoption of solutions fueled by Intel Xeon processors in the core network, Intel Platform Telemetry Insights with Open Telemetry and EXFO’s ASA platform provides the lens operators need to help deliver full service assurance across their network infrastructure,” said Alex Quach, VP and GM, Intel’s Wireline & Core Network Division.