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Orchestrated virtualized multivendor SD-WAN services


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Our joint showcase at MEF19 demonstrated the next innovation in SD-WAN. Discover more about SD-WAN services that are orchestrated, activated, assured and managed using zero-touch provisioning and end-to-end service automation aligned with MEF’s LSO framework.

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Orchestrated virtualized multivendor SD-WAN services

  1. 1. Orchestrated virtualized multivendor SD-WAN services 2019 MEF 3.0 PoC showcase
  2. 2. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase Challenges in handling multiple SD-WAN solutions SD-WAN service 1 OSS/BSS SD-WAN controller SD-WAN CPE System engineer Vendor 1 Vendor 2 Vendor 3 Challenge 1 Appliance-based SD-WAN solutions provide vendor locking of hardware and software Multiple distribution channels for SD-WAN CPEs Challenge 2 Additional development and customization for new solutions Challenge 3 Different skill sets for engineers to handle different solutions Manual service provisioning is difficult, time-consuming and does not scale SD-WAN service 2 SD-WAN service 3 Present mode of operation: • More than five SD-WAN offerings now in production • Big challenges in delivery and maintenance of multiple, diverse applications
  3. 3. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase POC highlights • Software (SD-WAN applications) and hardware (CPEs) separation by utilizing white box servers • Open NFVI uCPE operating system COTS whitebox Self- service StandardAutomation • Align with industry-first SD- WAN service specification (MEF70) • Use of Legato & Presto API for unified management of multiple SD-WAN solutions • Procurement of SD-WAN services via an online marketplace • Unified operations of multiple SD-WAN solutions in a self- service portal • Zero-touch provisioning of uCPE platform & SD-WAN apps • Lifecycle management of SD- WAN applications • Catalogue-driven service orchestration
  4. 4. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase POC solution architecture LSO LegatoLSO Legato uCPE Mgt SD-WAN SD-WAN SD-WAN for Legacy LSO Presto Enterprise B Enterprise C Legacy Routers/Switches MEF 70 SD-WAN Service Compliant Self-service portal Digital marketplace E2E service orchestration LSO Presto uCPE SD-WAN/ VAS uCPE&SD-WAN controllers Marketplaceand orchestration Validation uCPE Enterprise А uCPE SD-WAN/ VAS uCPE LSO Presto
  5. 5. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase Netcracker service orchestration for SD-WAN Netcracker service orchestration Automate SD-WAN service provisioning and lifecycle management – YANG models Simplify multivendor SD-WAN Simplify legacy BSS/OSS integration Automate service ordering, configuration and monitoring with a unified self-service portal Netcracker self- service portal MEF LSO Legato Legacy BSS/OSS TMF APIs SD-WAN vendor A SD-WAN vendor C SD-WAN vendor B MEF LSO Presto With Netcracker service orchestration you can: AI driven Open APIs Real time Cloud native MEF LSO Presto
  6. 6. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase Netcracker digital experience portals to differentiate and expand Service orchestration NG Firewall App QoS SD-WAN/ VNFs UTM Netcracker digital marketplace Netcracker self-service portal Unified portal for all vendor offerings • Consistent UI, abstraction layer, E2E visibility, gives enterprises control Digital marketplace to expand to SMB • Select, purchase and activate • Create service bundles with cloud apps and IoT apps
  7. 7. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase • Networking – Fast and light forwarding engine – Modular datapath supports protocol extensibility – L2 or L3 VPN over anything – Platform security and datapath encryption • Operations – Zero-touch provisioning and multi-WAN – All cloud deployment models – Fault, performance and troubleshooting – Upgrade management for CPE Choice – Largest ecosystem of VNFs – Largest set of supported compute platforms – Open and neutral platform – no lock-in! ADVA Ensemble: open virtualization platform Enabling virtualized multi-vendor SD-WAN applications Industry leading NFV enablement platform
  8. 8. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase ADVA Ensemble: network operating system
  9. 9. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase SD-WAN service performance validation VisionWorks controller 1 2 3 4 5 SD-WAN orchestrator spins up SD-WAN VTAs VTA self-discovers and gets configuration from controller SDWAN orchestrator initiates test Controller provides test result Test-report / birth-certificate pushed to API gateway 2 1 4 Data lake 5 Up to GigE speeds Technician workflow system OSS/BSS Trouble ticketing SD-WAN orchestrator API gateway uCPE RFC-6349 Server VTAuCPE RFC-6349 Client VTA 1 3
  10. 10. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase Orchestrated virtualized multivendor SD-WAN services MEF 3.0 topic areas Multivendor SD- WAN Orchestration automation Assurance automation Digital user experience Multivendor VAS MEF 70 LSO Legato LSO Presto MEF 90 IETF YANG models ETSI NFV SOL005
  11. 11. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase POC 102 Participating organizationsDescription of PoC Demonstrates the next innovation in SD-WAN, which accelerates the adoption of multi-vendor SD-WAN and value-added services through automated operations and a new digital user experience. Powered by a unified marketplace, self-service portal and NFV- based uCPE platform, MEF 70 compliant SD-WAN services from different vendors can be selected independently of the CPE hardware and seamlessly deployed with little-to-no intervention from the service provider or end-user. Through this new “digital user experience”, SD-WAN services are orchestrated, activated, assured and managed using zero touch provisioning and end-to-end service automation in alignment with MEF’s LSO framework. Orchestrated virtualized multivendor SD-WAN services
  12. 12. MEF 3.0 PoC showcase PoC story Service providers need to offer enterprise customers their choice of SD-WAN and VAS services from multiple vendors. However, current SD-WAN solutions are highly complex and time consuming to deploy and configure, requiring manual intervention from specialized engineers and significant BSS/OSS customization. Additionally, current solutions make it difficult for enterprises to change SD-WAN vendors in the future without “fork-lifting” the previous solution. 1 SIGNIFICANCE 2 INSPIRATION NTT Communications’ SD-WAN offering has more than 5 vendors deployed in multiple continents by different teams. The complexity of their offer motivated them to form this PoC group to unify and automate multiple vendor solutions (from Versa, Silver Peak and NEC) with a single orchestration platform from Netcracker, common uCPE platform and management from ADVA and offer a choice of MEF 70 services (validated by Spirent) through an intuitive portal from Netcracker. 4 ACTION NEEDED SD-WAN vendors need to achieve MEF 70 compliance and provide LSO Presto enabled north bound interfaces on their SD-WAN controllers, implementing MEF’s Service Model (MSM) for SD-WAN. Orchestration vendors need to provide LSO Presto southbound interfaces and LSO Legato northbound to BSS systems. 5 WITHOUT THIS POC The managed SD-WAN services market will grow far more slowly hampered by fragmentation, operational complexity and the inability to meet the rapidly changing needs of enterprises. Service providers will increase their ability to differentiate in the highly competitive SD-WAN market by offering their customers maximum freedom in choosing SD-WAN solutions anywhere in the world through an online marketplace whilst maximizing operations efficiency with service lifecycle automation. 3 NEAR FUTURE