Sridhar Pothuganti, NXP, Trinath Somanchi, NXP
Telco operators are on journey to discover what virtualization means for the network. Markets have believed that NFV architecture elements: NFVI and VIM, hold the complete responsibility in providing virtualized networks with carrier grade properties.
Telco operators have reached to a conclusion that VNFs must take their fair share of responsibility to realize NFV goals while meeting carrier-grade behavior in the entire NFV architecture. While the trend moves on, Cloud native VNFs are emerging best citizens of the cloud. Thus communication from EMS to VNFM is blurred and eventually may disappear in the future. This requires better understanding of, and agreement over the role of VNFMs and EMS for VNFs.
This presentation describes the evolution of Distributed VNF management, Architectural design considerations and Use-case scenarios. The following proposal is based on a comprehensive study on evolving cloud native VNF management.