SONATA released its October blog post dedicated to one of the pilots SONATA project is working on, the Hierarchical Service Platforms or Service Platform to Service Platform.
In this scenario, SONATA considers a company that has segmented its NFVi in order to meet the demands of separate departments/business units. Therefore, the company has deployed a hierarchy of service platforms that collaborate in order to deploy NFV-based end-to-end services across the network. The two Service Platforms co-operate for rapid and dynamic service provisioning in an NFV environment.
As an example of the implementation of this scenario, SONATA has selected the 5G PPP phase 1 5GEx project Service Platform (SP) as the orchestrator at the higher level, as it was designed and built to be a multi-domain orchestrator. This operates over a lightweight VIM domain with slicing capabilities and over a SONATA SP, designed and built to be a single domain orchestrator, through a new developed adaptation layer (“SONATA domain adapter”).
This proof of concept shows the richness and flexibility of both the SONATA and the 5GEx APIs.
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