As an open and scalable orchestration solution designed for all domains, the Oracle Communications Service and Network Orchestration (SNO) solution provides a model-driven approach for increasing operational agility – for both service launches and service delivery – while reducing overall complexity and total cost of ownership over time. By optimizing orchestration processes across the product, service and network layers using a model-driven approach, the solution efficiently enables dynamic orchestration for customized on-demand services and network scaling while simplifying operations in an environment of continuous change.
The SNO solution includes network functions virtualization (NFV) orchestration (NFVO) capabilities, which manage the lifecycle of NFV-based network services. NFVO orchestrates virtualized functions and resources though real-time interaction with Virtual Network Function Managers (VNFMs), Element Managers (EMS), Virtualization Infrastructure Managers (VIMs), and SDN controllers. This enables SNO’s multi-layer solution to dynamically orchestrate services comprised of a mix of physical and virtualized components.
The SNO solution is an evolution of the Rapid Service Design and Order Delivery (RSDOD) solution provided in earlier releases. The SNO solution encompasses a broader scope of functionality than RSDOD, while still following the Rapid Service Design methodology. Please see this introduction to the SNO solution and Reference Implementation.
Oracle Communications SNO is a comprehensive approach to fulfillment of communications services that reduces time-to-market for new services, and minimizes the impact of the inevitable revisions to a service provider’s technical portfolio. Oracle Communications SNO solution can be best understood from four distinct perspectives:
To use the SNO Reference Implementation you must acquire all of the following Oracle Communications Orchestration products, as guided by the SNO Reference Implementation Software Locations document included in the documentation set:
The SNO RI run-time environment installs on Linux (OL or RHEL) and requires a minimum of one 16 GB server for the Oracle Communications Orchestration products, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic.
The SNO RI design-time environment is installed on a Windows 10 PC with at least 8 GB of memory. Oracle Communications Design Studio is installed together with the Oracle database client and SDKs for Oracle WebLogic and Oracle Communications OSM and UIM.
For more details on the system requirements please consult the SNO Reference Implementation Automated Installation Guide, included in the documentation set.