What it can do for your business

IBM Agile Lifecycle Manager provides a comprehensive services design, testing and automated deployment solution that addresses the challenges and complexities of the network functions virtualization (NFV) paradigm. IBM Agile Lifecycle Manager helps service providers effectively streamline service delivery, minimize complexity and deliver innovative new services to customers at significant speed and lower cost of operations. Further, it enables automated operations by managing the end-to-end lifecycle of virtual network services, from release management of third-party virtual network functions (VNF) software packages right through to the continuous orchestration or running of VNF and service instances.


Reduced cost of operations

Significantly reduce manual effort and operational costs by automating the entire service lifecycle, including to automatically heal, upgrade and migrate VNF and services.

Increased agility

Rapid onboarding and testing time of VNF and services, reducing service introduction from years to weeks or days.

Optimized infrastructure

Dynamically optimize infrastructure utilization while reducing infrastructure costs including automatic scaling and moving of VNFs to ensure consistent and excellent delivery of customer experience.

Automated operations

Leverages closed loop operations to provide a dynamic operations environment that acts on lifecycle requirements to proactively avoid service-impacting issues.

Core features

  • Lifecycle model
  • VNF and service assembly
  • Intent-driven operations
  • Resource manager framework
  • Cloud-native architecture

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