Best Practices in Network Cloud Orchestration; Focus on Policy, Models, and On-boarding
This report outlines the best practices in network cloud orchestration to achieve agility, cost efficiency and hgih levels of closed-loop automation, with simplicity. It includes a discussion of what must be modeled and how, what must be on-boarded and how, the implications on DevOps, and the core importance of intent-based and cloud-native orchestration. It is an essential tool for those that are specifying , acquiring , integrating , designing or using orchestration systems and associated functionality.
It contains best practices, market sizing and scoping, and an estimate of the huge opex savings at stake.
This report will also be the basis of future supplier roundups and profiles from Appledore Research, and provides a foundation for understanding what is necessary from ordering and assurance systems to properly drive this automated environment – and simplify operations and OSS going forward.
Updated May 2 2018
We are very pleased with the outcome of our collaboration with Appledore Research and the level of research conducted by Patrick Kelly and his team. Not only is Patrick’s research relevant and aligned with key network transformations, it is presented in a straightforward manner that defies its complexity and manages to address impacts from numerous perspectives. Appledore Research brings to the forefront a privileged client outlook—combined with Patrick’s rigorous and in-depth knowledge of operators’ challenges and needs. Also, their consulting practice is among the best-in-class."
Louis Adam, M.Sc., EXFO