Amartus, Cisco and Cloudify Join Forces to Demo Lifecycle Service Orchestration at MEF16

Nov 6, 2016 | News and articles

Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) is a critical component of service provider networking services, and Amartus, Cisco and Cloudify have joined together on a LSO-based service provisioning proof of concept (PoC) at the upcoming MEF16 event (Baltimore, MD, Nov. 7 -10, 2016)

The three companies are working together on a PoC titled “LSO-Enabled E-Line CE 2.0 Service Provisioning and TOSCA-Based Orchestration with NFV Service Chaining in SDN Environments.”

A demonstration of the PoC will be available for viewing in the PoC zone during the show. More information can be found on the MEF website. Amartus will also have information on this and its comprehensive software development activities at its stand (#500).

The goal of the PoC is to demonstrate a LSO Presto-based network resource provisioning (NRP) solution that integrates with Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA)-based orchestration software.

The complete solution will be used to demonstrate the on-demand E-Line service provisioning including NFV chaining.

Service activation is handled by a reference SDN OpenCS Packet WAN Presto controller and TOSCA-based orchestration framework. This showcase demonstrates an agile, dynamic, LSO-compliant activation framework built from open, standardized components.

The PoC combines the software integration expertise of Amartus with Cisco equipment (Cisco XE drivers) and Cloudify TOSCA-compliant orchestration software from Gigaspaces. The companies have been working on the PoC for several months and have demonstrated solution components at MEF LSO Hackathons in Dallas and Rome.

“The Third Network vision is critical for satisfying emerging use scenarios of many network providers and operators. With this PoC we hope to showcase practical realization for some of these use-cases using open components to inspire commercial realizations,”

said Bartosz Michalik, Amartus Technical Architect.

“This PoC demonstration at MEF16 is where the entire solution comes together. I’m excited to work with my colleagues to show the impact of this work to the rest of the industry.”