By using a standard set of APIs for communication between service orchestration functions and the domain controllers within a provider domain, the provider is able to deliver enhanced service agility and dynamic functions, while realizing operational efficiencies.
Technology providers who supply either service orchestrators or domain controllers are able to focus product development on value-added functionality as opposed to ensuring integration with multiple proprietary products within the ecosystem. This ability reduces development costs, as well as accelerating the evolution of high-value functions that providers can leverage to ultimately enhance the enterprise customer experience.
Given the significant number of in-house solutions developed within providers, having a common standard proves more valuable as the number of potential integrations spans both commercial product integration as well as each provider’s in-house integration needs. The resulting gains for service providers have led to significant work within MEF on the LSO Presto APIs.
Common, industry-standard APIs remove the costs born by multiple proprietary vendor APIs, incurred by both service providers and the technology providers themselves.