Orchestration and Automated Control of Hybrid Networks: NMS for the Virtual Era

  • ID: 3651960
  • Report
  • 59 pages
  • Analysys Mason Group
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Vendors are Developing a New Generation of Network Orchestration Systems Based on Multi-Vendor, Open and Abstraction Principles
This report analyses the market for the multi-vendor, multi-domain network orchestrator suite, with a focus on the NFV orchestrator. It explains how this suite is the successor to existing network and element management systems (NMS/EMS), which cannot adequately support virtualisation-enabled automation.

The report:
- compares and contrasts the roles and attributes of network orchestrators with those of NMS/EMS – we describe the separate legacy and new product domains, and the functions of each one
- provides context for the network orchestration and management opportunity, compares the different types of vendors in the market, and outlines their strategies and approaches. We provide mini-profiles for over 20 vendors.
- looks at the implications and draws conclusions on the state of the market and what is likely to happen to network orchestration and management in the next several years.

The report analysis is based on several sources:
- more than 20 vendor and 20 CSP interviews and questionnaire responses
- our historical coverage of NMS/EMS and telecoms software professional services (TSPS) and our ongoing SCN research.

Key Questions Answered in this Report
- What are the different roles and responsibilities of NMS/EMS compared with those of network orchestrators?
- What is the vendor landscape for network orchestrators, and how does it compare and contrast with the NMS/EMS vendor landscape?
- What different types of vendors are exploiting the network orchestration and management opportunity, and what are their strategies?
- What are the critical success factors for suppliers?
- What is likely to happen in the next several years with network orchestration and management, and as network virtualisation deployments continue?

Who Should Read this Report
- Product marketing and strategy executives in vendors and executives in operator CTO offices who want a critical, objective view of the network
orchestration and management supplier landscape for competitive and comparison research, respectively.
- Business development and strategy executives at specialist vendors who might be interested in partnering to become part of another, larger
vendor’s ecosystem.
- Business development and strategy executives at systems integrators and other professional services providers who seek to provide innovative
new services for hybrid physical–virtual network creation and support.

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Executive Summary
Network Orchestration Underpins Automated
Network Management
Vendor Opportunity and Strategy
Predictions and Considerations
Appendix
About the Authors

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