Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) provides a software layer that communicates with software-defined networking (SDN)-and network functions virtualization (NFV)-enabled hardware, either directly or through individual domain controllers to automate the provisioning, management, usage, service assurance, and fulfillment of network services. LSO complements service providers’ legacy operational support system (OSS) and business support system (BSS) solutions, which do not provide the agility or cost models necessary to roll out profitable, new on-demand and virtualized B2B services.
Under pressure from OTT providers and customers, service providers need to innovate by bringing new services to market. LSO is necessary for providers to meet these challenges and begin navigating the path toward next-generation OSS/BSS. This webinar provides an overview of the key success attributes of next-gen solutions.
In this webinar—“Lifecycle Service Orchestration—Moving from Promises to Production”—Ciena’s Blue Planet team joins SDxCentral co-founder Roy Chua to discuss how to take LSO from proof-of-concept to production. Service providers will learn about:
- Carrier’s deploying LSO and SDN and NFV
- The role that LSO plays in the development and deployment of the on-demand services that customers demand
- The latest innovations and DevOps tools designed to improve self-service programmability and operational transformation
The first half of the webinar features Kevin Wade, Blue Planet’s Team Leader, Product Marketing. He discusses the challenges that network operators face today, including the prospect of mobile 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT), the potential addition of billions of devices into the network infrastructure, the increasing importance of on-demand self-services, new technologies such as SDN and NFV and programmable control, and OTT’s high-value services. Next, he addresses how Ciena is answering these challenges with the company’s widely deployed Blue Planet multi-domain service orchestration (MDSO) platform.
Abel Tong, Blue Planet’s senior director of marketing, uses the second half of the webinar to walk through real-world case studies that illustrate the benefits of MDSO, which enables the creation and automation of services and delivers them across multiple domains, including both physical and virtual domains such as NFV/SDN, software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), and public cloud infrastructures. Increasingly, operators who are looking to move to on-demand virtualized services require services to extend to those types of multiple domains. Finally, he reviews the latest innovations and DevOps tools designed to take you through this operational transformation.
As a service provider you need to respond to market demand, become more agile, and create and deploy services more rapidly. See what MDSO can do. Start today by leveraging the strengths of technology, building success on top of success.
Download a copy of the 2017 SDxCentral Next-Gen OSS and Rise of the LSO Report and watch Blue Planet’s Lifecycle Service Orchestration: Moving from Promises to Production webinar.