This is the May update of this “living document”. If you purchased the original the update is free.
This report is part 2 of a series that looks at the evolution of Network Cloud Orchestration, by which we mean NFV-hybrid orchestration at all layers, supporting all core processes – including healing, scaling and capacity optimization. We focus on achieving automation and cloud-native operations.
We are specifically communicating what the major areas of importance *and* progress have been over the past 18 months. In “sound bites” we believe these four areas to be 1) Active Inventory and Live Topology, 2) Comprehensive VNF/service on-boarding and best practices, 3) Model and Policy Driven E2E Orchestration, and 4) Evolved Virtual Service Assurance.
Part #1 outlined the overall changes it the market. This report, Part 2, summarizes industry progress and most centrally – provides “summary profiles” on 20 of the leading suppliers in the industry, showing where they contribute and how. They provide an easy-to-consume guide to not only what each supplier is doing, but the diversity of approaches in the industry. We encourage you to also look at full profiles where available (on appledoreresearch.com, available with subscription or individually).