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There are many open source orchestrator projects which are attempting to accelerate SDN/NFV deployment in operator networks, Open Source MANO is targeting how to deploy NFV based on the ETSI MANO specification; OpenStack Tacker starts from a VNF manager and is evolving from there with the help of other projects; Open-O (Orchestrator) explores areas beyond the MANO specification by including SDN orchestrator, legacy networks, and OSS; ManageIQ and others could evolve from cloud/IT managers into an NFV orchestrator; and at the same time, AT&T published the ECOMP whitepaper which augments the ETSI MANO story with policy, closed loop control, VNF onboarding, SDN configuration.
This panel will address how we plan to harmonize multiple orchestrator projects to better align on modular code within each project. There are many common new modules like Parser, VNF onboarding, EPA, Generic VNF managers, event streaming, which could benefit from the cooperation among multiple open source projects.
Attendees should expect to learn about the ETSI MANO specification and all the available options for addressing NFV Orchestration including how OpenStack is evolving to meet the needs. Hopefully, attendees will learn how the panel plans to harmonize these efforts. This panel will invite all the key leaders of these Orchestrator projects to jointly discuss how could this cooperation could really happen, also some key issues will be identified such as what scope level of ETSI information model will be useful for the implementation, and would OPNFV be good candidate to embrace multiple orchestrator projects, how TOSCA and YANG model will be used to represent different modules, how to work with legacy OSS system, etc.