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Putting the M in MANO: Major new Ensemble release delivers NFV management and orchestration at scale


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Our upgraded Ensemble NFV platform now features powerful management and orchestration (MANO) capabilities, enabling service providers to roll out secure virtualized services at scale. These include multi-layer security, simplified management of NFV infrastructure (NFVI) and service chain creation, visibility, monitoring and troubleshooting. Read how we’re putting the M in MANO and providing customers with a uniquely simple and cost-effective path to realizing the opportunities of NFV.

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Putting the M in MANO: Major new Ensemble release delivers NFV management and orchestration at scale

  1. 1. Putting the M in MANO September 2018 Major new release delivers NFV management and orchestration at scale
  2. 2. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.22 Ensemble delivers major new release for NFV MANO Addresses real-world needs of Tier 1 operators: simplicity, ZTP and multi-layer security • The Ensemble division of ADVA is launching a solution release of its Ensemble NFV platform: Ensemble Orchestrator, Ensemble Director, Ensemble Connector • The upgraded Ensemble suite now features powerful MANO capabilities, enabling service providers to roll out secure virtualized services at scale, including: • Zero touch provisioning (ZTP) • Simplified management networking • Multi-layer security • Software management • Service chain monitoring • Design versus deployment
  3. 3. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.33 True multi-platform hardware support • Multiple COTS suppliers – Dell, Lanner, Advantech, Lenovo, HPE, Supermicro Open platform • Multitude of onboarded VNFs • Open, standard cloud components such as Linux, KVM, and OpenStack Scalable software • From small Intel Atom® servers, up to large Xeon-based blade servers • Shrinks the footprint of the NFV infrastructure down to a single Intel Atom® core • Upcoming support for ARM servers Operational simplicity • Zero touch provisioning: Empowers an operator to ship an unconfigured COTS server to a customer site and commission it automatically • Embedded cloud: Solves the problems of deploying OpenStack in the distributed telco network • LTE wireless support: Enables turn-up of sites that don’t yet have wireline connectivity, as well as providing an economical means of resilient access Telco-grade manageability • Fault, performance, configuration, inventory and topology support for NFVI Our products work! Why Verizon and Colt picked Ensemble … and why we’re rapidly succeeding against the traditional network players
  4. 4. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.44 © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.4 Putting the M in MANO • Design versus deployment • Zero touch provisioning (ZTP) • Service chain monitoring • Simplified management networking • Multi-layer security • Software management
  5. 5. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.55 Reducing complexity of everyday operations Ensemble Director has distinct design and deployment phases, with these benefits: 1. Operators can get started quickly using pre-packaged designs, or engage Ensemble to create custom designs 2. The design phase provides an abstract view of complex services as applications and templates, simplifying integration into higher level OSS, BSS or portal systems 3. The deployment phase provides a simple framework for everyday deployment of services at scale with less-trained staff Result: ability to start deploying virtualized services at scale in a short time ZTP design versus deployment phases
  6. 6. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.66 Service provider experience Separation of design and deployment activities Configuring zero touch provisioning ZTP design phase ZTP deployment phase Create Connector golden images Onboard VNFs in Orchestrator Create NFV service (NST) in Orchestrator (ZTP of service chain, VNF and VNF-M) Import Connector configuration template in Director (ZTP of NFV) Import cloud service template in Director (TOSCA, HEAT, NST) Design ZTP application in Director Configure Connector settings Configure network variables Configure cloud/VNF settings Build overlay networks (if applicable) Save configuration and wait for Connector authentication One-timeactivitiesforsettingupZTP TurningupConnectorinstances
  7. 7. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.77 1. Network OS is packaged with operator defaults 2. Golden image is mated by hardware provider with target COTS 3. COTS suppliers drop ship platform pre-loaded with Ensemble Connector and Operator defaults to end customer 4. Customer site specific data is captured and a secret is returned 5. Power is applied and the secret entered; Ensemble Connector calls home, authenticates 6. ZTP and orchestration deliver site-specific service configuration and applications No inventory, no truck roll, no time to revenue Zero touch provisioning MANO Orch ZTP Auth Overview of operation
  8. 8. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.88 Director provides PM visibility for all virtual services • Renders service chain topology • Shows physical interfaces • Shows relation to NFVI VLAN segments Isolate issues quickly at every interface and service port View real-time: • RX packets • TX packets • Dropped packets Quickly view and troubleshoot VNF service chains NFV topology and troubleshooting in Director user interface Performance management
  9. 9. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.99 Reliable and simple management of NFVI software and network OS Ensemble Connector software management Redundancy with dual config and OS partitions Download and install on inactive Patch or maintenance to active partition Activate upgrade Revert to previous major release Architecture Patch or maintenance Upgrade/revert for major and minor releases
  10. 10. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.1010 Apply security at multiple layers We need a systematic approach to security! Ensemble NFVI security Physical layer Network layer Virtualization layer Management layer Application layer
  11. 11. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.1111 © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.11 Use cases 1. uCPE/SmartWAN 2. Secure cloud
  12. 12. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.1212 Drivers for SD-WAN • Enterprises seek to reduce costs and increase control over network connectivity flexibility • MPLS • Low-cost internet • Wireless (3G/LTE) • CSPs can offer SD-WAN as a hosted managed service • Supporting a variety of leading SD-WAN software vendors Benefits of SmartWAN • Improved deployability via zero touch provisioning • Best-of-breed VNFs in conjunction with SD-WAN • Common framework for multi-vendor SD-WAN offerings – avoiding lock-in with specific vendor implementations • Common management framework for SD-WAN and other services • Future advanced networking embedded within Ensemble Connector Service providers offer variety of managed networking options giving enterprises choice Ensemble use case SmartWAN LTE InternetMPLS MANO cloud
  13. 13. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.1313 Virtual encryption delivers flexible, secure, high-performance cloud connectivity Ensemble use case Secure cloud connectivity Drivers for software endpoints • Cloud-native implementation supports public cloud environments where endpoints must reside on cloud infrastructure rather than dedicated hardware appliances • SaaS applications in the cloud, where latency can impact performance • Regulatory requirements such as GDPR • Business or government networks where high-quality encryption is required • Virtualized enterprise access solutions requiring encryption Dynamic encrypted networking • Flexible encrypted mesh for policy-based secure VPNs • Application-aware encryption at L2/L3/L4 • Supports point-to-point and hub-and-spoke topologies • Eliminates dependence on application-level encryption Security with uCPE upgrades • uCPE platform encryption provides common solution for multiple VNF applications • Upgrade with other security applications or enterprise apps • Automated key management for operational simplicity Effective cost points • TCO analysis demonstrates software trumps appliances • Turnkey option for enterprise deployments MANO cloud
  14. 14. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.1414 © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.14 Additional resources
  15. 15. © 2018 ADVA Optical Networking. All rights reserved.1515 Additional resources – publicly available Verizon uCPE • Verizon Adds Ensemble to Its Virtual Network Services uCPE Solution • Verizon Universal CPE Case Study • Real Innovators of Networking: Chad Thompson, Verizon • Realizing the Value of NFV with Universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE) uCPE technology and applications • Understanding the Use of Universal CPE • Why Service Providers Need Universal CPE - page 10 • Leave your appliances behind: How to overcome challenges in moving to a cloud-centric network ADVA Ensemble uCPE • Virtual CPE - Gateway to NFV Success • Universal Customer Premises Equipment • Ensemble Continues to Make NFV Easy - and Cloudy • Ensemble FAQ Partner use cases • (EXFO) Operationalizing carrier-managed SD-WAN deployments • IBM Agile Lifecycle Manager and ADVA universal CPE SD-WAN/SmartWAN • Software and Support Optimize SD-WAN for Enterprises • Don’t Use Hardware Appliances for SD-WAN • Service Providers Are Deploying SD-WAN • Ensemble SmartWAN application brochure ConnectGuard Cloud • Securing zero touch for uCPE deployments • Using the Cloud to Secure the Cloud • Security is a many-layered thing • Secure high-speed connectivity tech brief • Meet Anna and the future of virtualized encryption in the cloud
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