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HPE's latest tool for CSPs uses AI to 'automate a dynamic world'

By Sara Barker
Thu 17 May 2018
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Communication Service Providers will now be able to leverage the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to turn vast amounts of telecommunications network data into proactive resolutions for pressing assurance challenges.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveiled its HPE Intelligent Assurance Suite at Digital Transformation World this week, describing it as an AI platform that can automate a dynamic world and enable zero-touch operations.

According to HPE’s VP and GM of communications and media solutions, David Sliter, HPE intelligent Assurance is a new and ‘major’ step in the achievement of the company’s vision.

“It combines machine learning based intelligence with AI-driven automation to predict problems and proactively resolve them, 24/7.”

Sliter also says communication service providers (CSPs) now have an opportunity to transform into digital service providers.

“Our efforts are focused on helping them operate and orchestrate services in hybrid, virtualised and cloudified environments, leveraging intent-based modelling and artificial intelligence, to accelerate time to market and enable zero touch operations,” he explains. According to HPE:

-  HPE Intelligent Assurance helps operations find specific network pattern behaviours, replacing manual discovery with automatic process. - HPE Intelligent Assurance can work 24/7 at extracting value out of huge amounts of historical data. - The HPE Intelligent Assurance suite offers a unique combination with HPE Unified Correlation & Automation (UCA) to automate remediation procedures. - Powerful reporting and analysis improve dramatically operational effectiveness. - The solution supports data lakes based on Hadoop Open source platforms, accelerating return on investment for customers who already created their own operations support systems (OSS) data lake.

IDC research director Andy Hicks says CSPs will introduce more services and move networks from hardware and software.

“They will quickly find that their infrastructure is too complex and dynamic to manage manually,” he continues.

“CSPs must therefore automate their operations; that automation, in turn, requires substantially better analytics.  We expect artificial intelligence to drive great benefits in network reliability and service stability.”

This year HPE has taken artificial intelligence to the core of its solutions portfolio. In March the company announced three new offering ranging from Digital Prescriptive Maintenance Services for industrial equipment; to the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 System, a high-performance computing system designed for deep learning.

“Global tech giants are investing heavily in AI, but the majority of enterprises are struggling both with finding viable AI use cases and with building technology environments that support their AI workloads. As a result, the gap between leaders and laggards is widening,” HPE Pointnext global vice president Beena Ammanath said in March.

HPE Intelligent Assurance for CSPs is now generally available.

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