The world of network functions virtualization (NFV) continues to mature and expand, driven by continued investments from both fixed and mobile service providers. NFV is now an established open architecture for distributing cloud-friendly or cloud-native network services targeted at the business and communications markets. NFV-based networks provide the foundation for many leading-edge solutions, such as SD-WAN/vCPE, vRAN, 5G and IoT offerings, and require specialized management and infrastructure tools to provision, orchestrate and manage the lifecycle of these services. This has driven a diverse MANO (management and operations) and LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) market with multiple players focusing on solving diverse problems.
In part II of our three-part NFV report series, we focus on MANO and LSO for NFV platforms. This includes looking at the challenges of on-boarding and managing the numerous flavors of virtual network functions (VNFs) that power NFV network services. The report also includes coverage of MEF’s LSO and its current evolution. We will examine how operators are solving these problems via-vendor provided solutions, open source technologies or in-house development. Curious to understand the state of MANO, ONAP vs OSM dynamics, LSO Sonata’s uptake, importance of CI/CD and how Containers might shift the entire playing field? Then make sure you grab a copy of Part II of our NFV report series.
Part III of the series, which covers virtual network functions (VNFs) will be launched in a few weeks so stay tuned! And if you missed Part I of the series, covering the hottest trends in NFVI (NFV Infrastructure) and VIM (Virtualized Infrastructure Manger), download the NFVI and VIM report today!
Interested in learning more about NFV MANO and LSO? Be sure to check out our pages on What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?, What is NFV MANO?, What is an NFV Orchestration?, What is SDN Orchestration?, What is ETSI ISG NFV?, What is OPNFV?, What is NFV Software?, What is an NFV Strategy?
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Organizations with listings in this report include: Accedian Networks, ADVA Optical Networking, AdvisorSLA, Affirmed Networks, Amdocs, Anuta Networks, CA Technologies, CENX, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Cloudify, Ericsson, ETSI, Fujitsu Network Communications, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, Ixia, Juniper Networks, Linux Foundation, Lumina Networks, Luxoft, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker, Netrounds, Nokia, OpenStack Foundation, Ribbon Communications, Spirent Communications, Telco Systems, TEOCO Corporation, Veryx Technologies