Transforming for NFV: The need for Lifecycle Service Assurance


This whitepaper explores the key challenges of NFV transformations from the perspective of testing and assurance challenges and needs. To address these needs, Spirent is pioneering a new approach to testing and assurance called Lifecycle Service Assurance (LSA). The key principles which drive LSA are:

  • Adoption of DevOps continuous testing across the service lifecycle

  • Support for virtual, physical and hybrid networks

  • Enhanced utilization of active testing

  • Closed-loop automation driven by analytics and machine learning

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