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Empirix validates IoT monitoring on Azure
- May 5, 2021
- Steve Rogerson
Massachusetts software company Empirix is validating its Klerity framework on Microsoft Azure to deliver cloud-native functionality for carrier-grade 5G and IoT monitoring, assurance and analytics in the telco cloud.
The collaboration enables service providers deploying public and private 5G standalone networks to assure customer experience, service SLAs and network performance across every phase of the 5G network lifecycle, including planning, deployment and testing, commercial service launch, daily operations, and management.
Now available on Azure using the Kubernetes service, Klerity is one of the world’s first cloud-native, by design, monitoring and service assurance platforms for 5G standalone, network slice monetisation, private 5G, and industrial IoT monitoring and analytics. Klerity provides up to a 40% reduction in TCO versus traditional assurance systems and is available under a subscription-based business model.
“As the deployment of new 5G standalone networks gathers pace, the telco cloud is fundamental to the ability to prepare, launch and manage services based on actionable insight and intelligence,” said Edoardo Rizzi, chief product officer at, Empirix. “Whether it’s an operator delivering a 5G SA network slice to an enterprise customer, or an organisation running its own private 5G network connecting IoT sensors for a specific vertical market use case, the need for a single truth is the same. This validation of Klerity with Microsoft Azure means that any 5G service provider can assure their critical metrics based on correlated and contextualised network and service data.”
Yousef Khalidi, corporate vice president for Azure at Microsoft, added: “This validation of the Empirix Klerity 5G and IoT network and service monitoring and assurance framework into the Microsoft Azure ecosystem demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to powering both public and private 5G standalone networks with a carrier-grade cloud platform. Empirix Klerity is cloud-native by design and gives operators the end-to-end visibility and insight into 5G SA’s new service-based architecture and the 5G experiences they deliver through Microsoft Azure.”
Klerity delivers unified, correlated, end-to-end and granular visibility, monitoring, analytics and troubleshooting across subscribers, devices, applications, services and networks, irrespective of the 5G lifecycle stage.
Network and service roll-out includes: technology evaluation and insights into the SBA with end-to-end call flow visualisation; network function vendor evaluation with comparison and benchmarking; field trial evaluation and traffic profiling; end-to-end vendor interoperability performance and troubleshooting of subscriber and protocol issues at packet and session levels; and network design validation including user plane and control plane visualisation and correlation and bandwidth and latency performance in edge deployments.
Launch, operations, optimisation and monetisation includes: proactive and preventative operations with performance and quality degradation alerts; SLA management of uRLLC, eMBB and mMTC KPIs and KQIs; network, service and application performance, and subscriber experience troubleshooting; end-to-end network and service performance, quality and experience health dashboards; reduced MTTR with root cause analysis of subscribers and protocols; and visualise and troubleshoot inter-RAT 3G, 4G and 5G performance degradations.
Empirix, an Infovista company, is a specialist in network and service testing, performance monitoring, assurance and analytics powering carrier-grade, cloud-native network lifecycle automation. It provides customer experience assurance for communications service providers and enterprise contact centres.