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SONATA NFV: Agile Service Development and Orchestration in 5G Virtualized Networks

SONATA targets both the flexible programmability of software networks and the optimization of their deployments.
The project will support network function chaining and orchestration, make service platforms modular and easier to customize to the needs of different service providers, and introduce a specialized DevOps model for supporting developers.

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SONATA will participate in the next International Symposium on Advances in Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization, SOFTNETWORKING 2017, that will take place in Venice (Italy) on April 23-27th.

Don´t miss the our last video from SONATA´s workshop at the SDN World Congress 2016.

This time, Diego López (Telefónica I+D) introduces the SONATA Gatekeeper and how it supports different recursion patterns in network orchestration.

Check out our YouTube channel ( SONATA NFV) to watch some videos from SONATA´s workshop at the SDN World Congress 2016.

The SDN World Congress took place last October in La Hague, Netherlands, where SONATA had a workshop session to promote the availability of its release 1.0.

SONATA produced two new deleverables just before Christmas:

- D3.2. Intermediate release of SDK prototype and documentation, which documents the updated design, additional features, as well as new components of the SDK in the intermediate SONATA release.

SONATA inaugurates the New Year 2017 with its new LinkedIn profile.

The goal this new initiative is to spread the project results as much as possible with the intention of creating the biggest impact possible.

Sonata Main Objectives

Reduce time-to-market of networked services

SONATA streamlines development with abstract programming models, SDK and a DevOps model that integrates operators, manufacturers and third-party developers.

Optimize resources and reduce costs of service deployment and operation

SONATA orchestrates complex services to connectivity, computing and storage resources, and automatically re-configures running services.

Accelerate industry adoption of software networks

SONATA supports the full service lifecycle: development, testing, orchestration, deployment, management and operations, and will define a roadmap for uptake of its results towards stakeholders' larger transition to SDN/NFV.

SONATA Value and Stakeholders

SONATA’s open source results will have a diverse impact on an expanding telecom sector, including operators, manufacturers and third-party developers:

  • reduce time-to-market for networked services
  • optimize network management, reducing OpEx
  • increase reliability and QoS for 5G networks and deployed services
  • decrease barrier of entry and empower third-party developers

SONATA Use Cases and Pilots

SONATA includes industry use cases and a future pilot program for demonstration of its service platform, orchestrator, programming model, SDK and DevOps approach. Key examples focus on a Virtual Evolved Packed Core (vEPC), Virtual Content Delivery Networks (vCDN), Internet of Things (IoT), Personal Security Services, Industrial Networks and new multi-provider business models.

Would you like to read more on our Use Cases?

SONATA Architecture and Open Source Implementation

SONATA is developing a NFV framework that provides a programming model and development toolchain for virtualized services, fully integrated with a DevOps-enabled service platform and orchestration system.

The open source results will be release throughout its 30 month workplan

  • Programming model and SDK to facilitate service development
  • Service platform with modular orchestration framework
  • DevOps model for software networks that integrates operators with external stakeholders

Right now the group is working on its first implementation, with a release scheduled in the summer of 2016.

Would you like to see more details on our architecture?

About Us

The SONATA project is an EU-funded project (Horizon 2020) and part of the 5G-PPP initiative. The innovative project has a 30 month workplan, recently started in July 2015. SONATA is a highly collaborative effort, with 15 partners representing telecom operators, manufacturers, system integrators, service providers, SME developers, research and academic institutes.

SONATA consortium is constituted by 15 partners representing telecom operators, manufacturers, system integrators, service providers, SME developers and research and academic institutes.

Atos

NEC

Altice Labs

Thales

Telefonica

Nokia

University of Paderborn

National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”

University College London

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Optare Solutions

i2CAT

Synelixis

British Telecom

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