Download a copy of SDxCentral’s 2017 NFV MANO Report and join us for the Spirent NFV MANO Report Webinar, “MANO a MANO: The Battle for NFV Orchestration”.
The ETSI NFV architecture defines MANO as the combination of the NFV Orchestrator (NFVO), the VNF Manager (VNFM) and the Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). Dozens of established vendors, startup companies, standards bodies and open source initiatives are in the mix, defining requirements and developing working code. Not surprisingly, the MANO domain is emerging as the biggest battleground in the NFV marketplace and it is widely believed that success of NFV deployments is heavily dependent on the successful integration of the various MANO components from multiple vendors.
The webinar will present a survey of the MANO landscape and highlight the Orchestrator, VNFM and VIM vendors who have participated in recent multi-vendor MANO public tests. The webinar will also address some of the challenges that can impede the fast deployments of NFV, with a focus on the following:
- Multiple open source initiatives (Open source MANO and ONAP) and their respective ecosystems are attempting to define interfaces and develop reference platforms. We will discuss the merits and demerits of having two, potentially competing, open source initiatives.
- The industry has not yet coalesced around a dominant MANO architecture. Some ecosystems and implementations combine NFVO and VNFM, others treat them as separate entities. There are significant user interface and RESTful API differences between MANO vendors. There are even VNFD coding differences between vendors. Is it time to standardize the interfaces? Should the standards bodies stay away from standardizing software interfaces?
Spirent will present unique test methodologies and best practices for validating the MANO components, including VNF and network services lifecycle management. We believe that thorough validation is necessary to ensure reliable NFV deployments. We will share lessons learnt from validation of MANO components in a multi vendor environment and will present a use case validation of the following two VNF lifecycle events: a) VNF instantiation and time need to complete instantiation, and b) VNF autoscaling via instantiation of new VNF components.
Having worked closely with dozens of vendors and service providers, we will conclude by providing our perspectives on how to overcome the challenges that the NFV ecosystem is facing today and accelerate deployments.
Who should attend? This webinar is applicable to Telco service providers, chip vendors, telecom and NFV analysts, system integrators and NEMs.
Spirent will present a survey of today’s NFV MANO landscape and discuss the challenges faced by the ecosystem in their efforts toward mass deployment of NFV. During this webinar, Spirent will share best practices for testing MANO components and use cases. Join SDxCentral on May 31st at 10:00am PT for the Spirent NFV MANO Report Webinar.
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