SONATA project was an EU-funded project Horizon 2020 and part of the 5G-PPP initiative. This innovative project had a 30-month workplan that started in July 2015 and finished in December 2017. It was a highly collaborative effort with 15 partners representing the telecom operators, manufacturers, system integrators, service providers, SME developers and research and academic institutes.
SONATA was an open source project that developed an NFV framework that provided a programming model and development toolchain for virtualized services, fully integrated with a DevOps-enabled service platform and orchestration system. Thus, Sonata influenced in the NFV ecosystem upon being the first NFV integrated approach that included service composition, testing and orchestration.
The H2020 project has fulfilled the three core objectives proposed at the beginning of the project. In this way, it has contributed to reduce the time to market for networked services, thanks to SDK; to optimize resources and cost of service deployment and operation reduction, thanks to the Service Platform; and to accelerate the adoption of software networks in industry, thanks to NFV integration.
Furthermore, the open source nature of Sonata results has been innovative among EC projects, giving rise to the development of other 5G projects and contributing to the 5G PPP community.
SONATA outcomes were published in a public GitHub repository under Apache v2.0 license, freely available for download and ready to be installed with full rights for adoption, modification and distribution.