Service & Resource Orchestration

What is Comarch Service & Resource Orchestration?

Comarch Service & Resource Orchestration is a solution which aims to help CSPs to transform service and network management into a much more automated solution, shifting to the idea of zero-touch network & service management. Orchestration aims to automate not just the fulfillment area, but all processes related to the complete service and resource lifecyle. In particular, it should perform:

  • Orchestration during the process of network planning and upgrading, to prepare the network to support customer services with expected QoS
  • Orchestration during the customer order fulfillment process
  • Orchestration during the assurance process, including self-healing and auto-scaling

Crucial to automated orchestration is a design phase, which should decompose the intent into lower lever concepts, modeling the components based on which the orchestration is to be done fully automatically. Although the design phase can still involve human tasks, the employment of analytics and AI algorithms which help to automate it is targeted by this solution. Unlike the design phase, the actual orchestration (execution) phase is meant to be pre-dominantly automatic, especially for virtualized domains, leaving room for legacy domain orchestration where human intervention can be limited to non-standard activities.

In respect of virtualized domains, the solution enables consistency between NFV MANOs and SDN controllers. In particular, thanks to both service and resource visibility, Comarch Service & Resource Orchestration can assure end to end orchestration of a domain-specific orchestrator, assuring that each of the domains provides sub-services needed to deliver customer service.

Technically, Comarch Service & Resource Orchestration software is based on SFO with pre-integration with Comarch Resource Management.

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Comarch Network Telecom Service & Resource Orchestration - Comarch Solution Benefits:

  1. 01 Shortening the time from idea to execution
  2. Orchestration is all about reducing the time from design (idea) to execution via automated orchestration. This concept covers not only service fulfillment processes, but also network rollout and upgrade processes, with orchestrated assurance processes.
  3. 03 Customer service-driven network operations
  4. Thanks to consistent service and resource orchestration, software and aligning network resources with the services which they are supposed to support, the network operation can be transformed from network (resource) focused to customer-centric.
  5. 04 Smooth transition from traditional operation to automated orchestration
  6. Thanks to distinguishing between the design phase, which may still involve human input, and the execution phase, the solution offers smooth transformation from more tradition operations towards automated orchestration in which the role of humans is shifted to defining “what” instead of “how” something should be done.
  7. 05 Assuring customer experience via automated orchestration during self-healing and autoscaling
  8. To assure the customer gets the expected experience, the level of automation which reacts promptly and even pro-actively must be much higher than in traditional networks. At the same time, the self-healing and auto-scaling routines must be orchestrated so the end to end view of the service is taken into account.
  9. 06 Avoiding silos between NFV MANO and SDN controller orchestration
  10. ETSI MANO seems VNF-centric because it treats virtual links as only gluing elements. In practice, VNF and SDN controller orchestration must be coordinated to provide intelligent customer services. In particular, when VNFs may by dynamically re-allocated between MANO NFVI PoPs (for example between edge and core), coordinated orchestration of SDN controllers is crucial.
  11. 07 Automation across both virtualized and legacy networks
  12. The solution enables orchestration across a hybrid network, delegating orders both to legacy and virtualized network domains.
  13. 02 End do end multi-domain orchestration
  14. To deliver and manage customer services you must orchestrate many domain-specific controllers and management systems in such a way that all domains contribute to a solution which provides value to the customer.
  15. 08 Holistic approach with an architecture based on microservices (modular approach)
  16. Comarch Service and Resource Orchestration is a comprehensive solution which facilitates a holistic view of the network. Technically, it is also a modular solution built from pre-integrated Comarch modules natively designed to integrate with microservices provided by third-party vendors.

Shortening the time from idea to execution

Orchestration is all about reducing the time from design (idea) to execution via automated orchestration. This concept covers not only service fulfillment processes, but also network rollout and upgrade processes, with orchestrated assurance processes.

Customer service-driven network operations

Thanks to consistent service and resource orchestration, software and aligning network resources with the services which they are supposed to support, the network operation can be transformed from network (resource) focused to customer-centric.

Smooth transition from traditional operation to automated orchestration

Thanks to distinguishing between the design phase, which may still involve human input, and the execution phase, the solution offers smooth transformation from more tradition operations towards automated orchestration in which the role of humans is shifted to defining “what” instead of “how” something should be done.

Assuring customer experience via automated orchestration during self-healing and autoscaling

To assure the customer gets the expected experience, the level of automation which reacts promptly and even pro-actively must be much higher than in traditional networks. At the same time, the self-healing and auto-scaling routines must be orchestrated so the end to end view of the service is taken into account.

Avoiding silos between NFV MANO and SDN controller orchestration

ETSI MANO seems VNF-centric because it treats virtual links as only gluing elements. In practice, VNF and SDN controller orchestration must be coordinated to provide intelligent customer services. In particular, when VNFs may by dynamically re-allocated between MANO NFVI PoPs (for example between edge and core), coordinated orchestration of SDN controllers is crucial.

Automation across both virtualized and legacy networks

The solution enables orchestration across a hybrid network, delegating orders both to legacy and virtualized network domains.

End do end multi-domain orchestration

To deliver and manage customer services you must orchestrate many domain-specific controllers and management systems in such a way that all domains contribute to a solution which provides value to the customer.

Holistic approach with an architecture based on microservices (modular approach)

Comarch Service and Resource Orchestration is a comprehensive solution which facilitates a holistic view of the network. Technically, it is also a modular solution built from pre-integrated Comarch modules natively designed to integrate with microservices provided by third-party vendors.

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    Comarch has demonstrated an understanding of our demands and we engaged in truly collaborative solution development. Their dynamic approach and their ability to listen to our technical and business needs, as well as to adjust the development to best support our goals, convinces us we made the right decision.

    Dr. Marcus Hacke, Founder & Managing Director, ngena GmbH

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