Cordys has developed a unified platform of enabling technologies and solutions in Cloud computing called "Business Operations Platform". The partnership allows Italtel to use this technology as an enabling platform for its own network solutions and services in PaaS (Platform as a Service) mode. Furthermore it permits Italtel to address integration issues, process modelling and application mash-up in Cloud solutions (private, public and hybrid) and in specific contexts, such as that of energy management, of Cloud Testing or e-Health.
"The partnership with Cordys, which has a native platform for Cloud computing, allows us to enhance our exclusive competences in networks and IT and to have application integration and development solutions which increase the value of our proposition both to service providers and to public and private businesses valuing also Cisco infrastructure", declared Maurizio Tondi, manager of Italtel's Product Unit IT Services&Solutions. "This agreement allows us to widen the market areas and to offer integrated configuration and self-provisioning solutions also as Cloud services in pay-as-you-go mode, limiting the investment needed from the service provider, Telco operator and businesses."
"Italtel has always represented one of the most important assets of Italian Country System in the area of telecommunications technology. Today, Italtel is dedicated to supplying solutions for the convergence of IT and telecommunications, a phenomenon which is now associated with that of Cloud computing. Cordys Italy chose Italtel as its choice partner making its 'Business Operations Platform' technology available to construct advanced telecommunications solutions", explained Paolo Bottura, Cordys Country Manager Italy. "It is an agreement which is very important to us as it allows us to use Cordys technology at the top of its enormous potential."
In term of offer capacity, the agreement allows Italtel to evolve the next generation data centres proposition to PaaS solutions for a better orchestration of services to internal and external users, enriching furthermore the offer of Unified Communication & Collaboration, in particular for what regards the service modelling, the provisioning and activation of the service.
Furthermore it admits the possibility of supplying in SaaS mode its own applications and "virtualized" products such as i-VLS (Italtel Virtual Lite Switch) and the Italtel centralized address book (Nabook).
The first application jointly realized by Italtel and Cordys allows service providers to provide functionality of Unified Communication in SaaS mode. The solution includes the orchestration of all service delivery processes (also in self-provisioning mode) through the integration of CRM, Billing, Work Force, Inventory and network configuration processes.