So who’s going to build and sell this stuff? Because the LSO market is nascent, compiling a list of native LSO vendors would not provide an accurate description of the market. Instead, the market will be formed by an amalgamation of new startups, incumbent OSS and service provider IT vendors, and traditional network hardware providers building new software management tools that integrate with emerging standards.
Below is a description of the major incumbent software and hardware vendors that have the software expertise, market knowledge, and resources to attack the LSO market. The summaries below describe the strategies of major players we expect to be influential in the orchestration software and LSO markets.