NFV/SDN

If providing innovative services and a seamless digital experience are your company’s competitive edge, don’t let growing operational costs or network limitations impede your ability to compete with other CSPs and OTT players. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are the latest disruptive technologies, allowing telecoms businesses to meet the challenges of the digital era and Internet of Things (IoT) head on. Lower OPEX and CAPEX can unleash service and application innovations to increase network investment monetization.

The long-term vision: Transforming a network into a distributed cloud

The idea behind NFV/SDN is that this new technology enables telecoms businesses to transform network nodes into micro data centers, which can host not only the software implemented network function (Virtualized Network Function), but also customer applications. In this way, the network can be transformed into a distributed platform that can re-shape itself dynamically to better service customer applications and allocate its resources according to customer application needs. In particular this paves the way for Edge computing, which is a function for low latency networks’ need for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. For customers, this means a better experience and the potential to utilize a new type of services in the IoT domain, which require the applications to be placed at the edge of the network

Network as a distributed cloud

 

Network as a distributed cloud with network micro-datacenters capable of hosting co-located VNFs and applications

 

 

OSS for SDN NFV Oerchestration - Comarch Solution Benefits

Implement Multi-Domain, Virtualized and Non Virtualized Management and Orchestration

Avoid introducing a “new silo”: NFV/SDN – Comarch OSS can play the “traditional” umbrella role and, at the same time, is part of the SDN controller and NFV MANO (Management and Network Orchestration).

Manage both the “Legacy” Network and the NFV/SDN One…

…to avoid the problematic “transition” period, and calculate customer impact for SDN, NFV and the traditional network.

Implement Customer Service Driven, End to End Based Automation

Benefit from both a “network” and a customer service view for the SDN controller and MANO, and easily implement the network as customer service/application driven cloud vision.

Benefit From the Full End to End View

Automate unlimited SDN and NFV MANO to a virtualized domain by using the full end to
end view provided by OSS (and BSS), and rapidly introduce services based on virtualized and physical network functions.

Shorten Time to Market

Shorten the time to market for new services, managing all “abstraction” layers. Control the commercial aspects of services as well as high level and low level design, including the virtualized and non-virtualized network functions needed to implement customer services.

Orchestrate Your Network

Trigger service chaining and related Network Function orchestration thanks to the customer service order driven by the service catalog model, and align customer services with low level network orchestration.

Achieve Consistency of Low Level Management with High Level Network and Service Management

Avoid synchronizing the network view between OSS and NFV/SDN infrastructure, as Comarch OSS is part of NFV/SDN.

Achieve Full Network Visibility

Make network planning “visible” to the SDN controller and NFV – the network is controlled by what has been planned and what the customer orders.

Real time OSS for Network Function Virtualization

The key to success is the high level of automation and “intelligent” algorithms in NFV MANO (NFV management and network orchestration) and in the SDN controller layer.  This “intelligence” requires an end to end view of the virtualized and non-virtualized networks. The Comarch approach is to employ virtualized OSS Functions to implement NFV MANO and augment the functionality of the SDN controller:     

SDN architecture

 SDN Architecture – employing BSS/OSS for an end to end view

 

NFV architecture

NFV architecture – employing OSS for MANO and SDN

Built-in modules:

Network Inventory

Network Inventory provides the physical topology of the network and chooses the best matches for virtual machine and network functions. Data plane topology is fed to the SDN controller, which is crucial for effective visualized and non-virtualized network function chaining

Service Inventory

Service Inventory provides the service chaining view of the network

Service Fulfillment & Service Catalog

NGSF Service Catalog and catalog driven orchestration are both essential for implementing service chaining and service delivery to customers, based on the virtualized and non-virtualized parts of the network

Next Generation Service Assurance

Next Generation Service Assurance helps an understanding of the impact of physical hardware failures on VMs, VNFs, service chains and, ultimately, the customer, and to automate the process of resolving problems

Performance Management & SQM

Performance Management (PM) and Service Quality Management (SQM) monitor virtualized and non-virtualized network function performance and enable SDN controllers to redefine network connectivity automatically, thus providing the best possible customer experience at peak load times

Next Generation Network Planning

Next Generation Network Planning allows both virtual and non-virtual networks to be planned

Comarch delivers NG OSS tools that can help you implement Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks:

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