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Coriant Joins ONAP Project to Accelerate Open SDN/NFV Adoption

By Michael Guta April 28, 2017

The complexity of creating new services and making them available in the marketplace drains a large amount of resources from businesses. Bringing together the different technologies in hardware and software while addressing compatibility issues before a product is launched takes a lot of time and capital. The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project was formed to do away with these complexities by focusing on creating a framework for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions that is consistent and comprehensive for enabling software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to quickly create new services. With that in mind, Coriant has joined ONAP Project to help accelerate the adoption of open standards for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) automation.

Coriant brings to the table dynamic networking solutions with the necessary innovations to address the fast-changing and cloud centric business world. Network operators are able to scale network capacity, lower operational complexity and create a base that is resilient enough to handle today's new generation mobile, video and cloud services with a portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions, which includes the Coriant Hyperscale Carrier Architecture (HCA).

The Coriant HCA is a unified go-forward architecture optimized for 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and the huge amount of rich media traffic, such as video and cloud services, that is powered by the company's Transcend Software Suite. According to the company, this network innovation delivers a minimum 50 percent lower network cost structure to carriers and content providers compared to traditional methods. This is achieved with an architecture that covers transport, packet and routing end-to-end from subscriber access all the way to the peering point. 

Some of the features of the HCA include integrated multi-layer, multi-vendor automation and control; policy-based network optimization; 5G-optimized mobile backhaul; open and purpose-built systems and more.

“Open networks and SDN/NFV-enabled automation are key pillars of the Coriant Hyperscale Carrier Architecture, and contributions by the ONAP Project will strengthen the value proposition of this innovative approach while enhancing Coriant’s comprehensive suite of open, multi-layer SDN solutions,” said Uwe Fischer, Executive Vice President, R&D and PLM, and CTO, Coriant.

As part of ONAP, Coriant is going to be working with top global carriers and vendors to accelerate the adoption process and implementation of SDN and NFV by allowing end users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions. The ONAP Project brings together open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) to create a unified architecture that supports collaboration across the open source community. 

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Edited by Alicia Young

Contributing Writer

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