Many services were exposed independently to third parties and, furthermore, service developers were creating functionality that was deeply embedded into these individual applications rather than abstracting this functionality in a componentized manner.
Additionally, sensitive partner information was hosted in multiple disparate silos, resulting in a lack of transparency and waste of IT assets.
3 chose to implement a services oriented approach based on federated Web Services to address and rationalize the technical architecture issues, and to ease the exposure of new services to partners. This also necessitated a security framework that would protect the exchange of high value business critical information with its partner organisations.
Also, dependent upon the demand from partners and end-users in response to its various promotional campaigns, the virtual MNO had to be able to scale up and down the availability of its services and IT assets.
Finally, 3 needed to reduce the overall time to market of new services and to do this sought product architecture that would enable service integration, development, testing and production roll out.
Benefits delivered by the Vordel Gateway:
Service Lifecycle Benefits: Faster on-boarding of partners which increases speed to market. Additionally, accelerated time to market for new services as a result of the reduced test, development and deployment lifecycles.
Improved customer sign-up: The Gateway also offers easier management of partners and improved provisioning of end user customers via the centralized security policy implementation for federated services across all partners.
Increased availability: Improved response rates and partner experience via the throttling of service availability in response to customer demand levels.
Monitoring and Governance: The Vordel Gateway offers the ability to monitor and control usage of systems by external partners. It also offers analytics to understand partner usage enabling the ability to tailor experience as required. Moreover, the Vordel Gateway provides a feed of service usage and performance metrics, which are fed to the Vordel Reporter product. This provides 3 with visibility into how their user and partner provisioning services are being used. Reports include:
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