Each Local Virtualizer/Orchestrator provides adaptation and virtualization of the interface it is attached to. In doing so, it translates the information contained in the device it is associated with, into a consistent over-arching end-to-end information model. Some are calling this an Uber Model. This allows the OSSs and EMSs to improve their functionality. In addition, the Local Virtualizers/Orchestrators observe their neighbors and based on policies respond to specific events. Based on the policies selected, the response can be to alert a human operator, suggest actions, or take automated action. In this way, they provide local virtualization, adaptation, and coordination.
The Conductor communicates with the Local Virtualizers/Orchestrators, and based on policies, responds to specific events. The Conductor is responsible for global coordination and thus observes and responds to events on that basis. Again, based on the policies selected, the response can be to alert a human operator, suggest actions, or take automated action.
ON1 also provides an Open API based on 3GPPs and TM Forum’s UIM (Umbrella Information Model) that allows third parties to easily connect. This can ease the interfacing of existing and future OSS/BSS systems, and allow Telcos to cost effectively take advantage of emerging specialized systems such as third party analytics and inventory systems. The Open API also eases development activities.
As NFV comes online it will focus on efficiency improvements in the network data centers. As such the NFV Orchestrator (NFVO in Illustration #2) will be concerned with having just the right amount of computing resource available at the right time. Because the NFVO has to be able to respond to sudden increases in load, it has to keep a significant reserve of resources active that can be called into action as demand spikes. Because ON1 has visibility into the end-to-end network, it has knowledge of impending changes in load (what is coming). By coordinating with the NFVO as illustrated, ON1 can allow the NFVO to maintain a smaller active resource reserve, therefore further improving data center efficiency.
Together, Wipro and Orchestral Networks provide patent pending technology using advanced software and virtualization that provides endto- end management and coordination. This solves the current $400M+ per year problem, enhances current QoE and speeds new product introduction while removing the existing roadblock to NFV/SDN. It does so, by virtualizing the proprietary interfaces of various network components, collecting the operations data from them and converting it into a single comprehensive view (Information Model) of the network. The result is that the existing OSSs/BSSs are enhanced, holes that exist in automated network functioning due to lack of end-to-end operational data are filled in, and an open API allows operators and third party providers to bring their special expertise to bear on problems of coordination, optimization, and end-to-end orchestration.
As an overlay to the existing network, it maximizes the benefit from sunken investments in OSS/BSS and EMS systems while preserving and enhancing the benefits from the migration to NFV. Coming from this unique partnership, it is delivered in a way that is trusted by all parts of the ecosystem.
About Orchestral Networks, Inc.
Orchestral Networks develops pioneering network virtualization platforms that enable converged operations for next generation mobile networks, transforming data center operations and economics for mobile operators. Uniquely capable of meeting the 3GPP standards, the Orchestral Networks patented network abstraction layer simplifies management of new and existing products by providing network operators with a single integrated control plane for global network resources.