Dynamic, Self-Optimizing VNFs:
Overview of an Innovative TMForum Catalyst
author: Grant Lenahan
Here’s a link to a short, to the point explanation of how several major industry players, sponsored by at&t, and under the auspices of the TMForum are looking at how policy, virtualization, analytics and “orchestration” combine to usher in a new world of dynamic optimization. In the not-too-distant future we may have networks smart enough to heal themselves, scale themselves, and optimize costs and resource utilization. Of course, the devil is in the details, and policy is still poorly understood int he world of management (OSS, BSS, etc.) software. While the functions denoted by ‘FCAPS’ remain as important as ever, the methods are changing rapidly. or maybe i should say, “must change rapidly if we want to succeed”.
Enjoy, and many thanks to RCR and the TMForum for making this possible.