The demand for business velocity and agility drives the modern enterprise. In turn, these aspirations drive the modern digital service provider. Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and their various incarnations, have provided some of the necessary capabilities, but the challenge continues to be the ability to fully orchestrate a subscriber service, end-to-end. In other words, the ability to effectively communicate user intent that is then fully realized by the underlying network infrastructure, dynamically and automatically.
LSO Legato, LSO Presto & LSO Adagio
MEF’s LSO APIs—specifically those running ‘North-South’ within a provider domain—provide the framework to orchestrate services from the:
Business-application layer to the service-orchestration layer: LSO Legato.
Service-orchestration layer to the infrastructure-control layer: LSO Presto.
Infrastructure-control layer to the element-control layer: LSO Adagio.
The result of the North-South APIs is operational automation from business application through to service instantiation on the physical and virtual network resources within a service provider.
Inter-Domain Service and Network Automation
Explore MEF Intra-Provider APIs
The LSO Legato interface and APIs facilitate interactions between the business-applications layer and service-orchestration functionality within a service provider domain.