Simplifying NFV Operations in the WAN with LSO and Lean NFV

2020 Jun

Product Portfolio: North-South APIs

Tags: NFV

Summary:

This document is aimed at Information and Communications Technology Service Providers (ICT-SPs) that are experiencing challenges scaling adoption of NFV in their WAN infrastructure.


Abstract

This document is aimed at Information and Communications Technology Service Providers (ICT-SPs) that are experiencing challenges scaling adoption of NFV in their WAN infrastructure. The White Paper describes the current complexity of integrating different components of NFV and the negative impact that has when introducing VNF and CNF solutions into the WAN to enhance service offerings for customers. The authors propose reducing this integration complexity by applying Lean NFV within the framework of MEF’s LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) through standardization of integration points between ICT-SPs and NFV vendors.