SDN NFV World Demo, Interop & PoC Trail @ SDN World Congress

 

 

 

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@ SDN World Congress)

The SDN NFV World Demo & Interop Trail is an integral part of the SDN NFV World EXPO, taking place at the World Forum.

 

It's a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight about SDN & NFV - the current reality - in order to strengthen your strategic planning and decision-making, and help identify which SDN & NFV solutions may be viable in your network.

 

The SDN NFV World Demo  & Interop Trail is open to all speakers and delegates participating in the SDN NFV World Congress. To secure your ticket, >> book here (don't forget to >> check for your discount)

 

 

Take a look at the largest network innovation Showcase - the SDN NFV World Demo & Interop Trail


 

All trademarks acknowledged. Please note: company marks are used to flag organisations participating or co-operating in each Demo - no further technical or business relationship between organisations, nor endorsement of organisations, is implied or should be inferred from the presence or absence of company marks.

 

Nokia

Trail Point #1 : Microwave transport and SDWAN services

128-Technology

Trail Point #2 : Secure Vector Routing

Intel

Trail Point #3 : SD-WAN deployment: Compare and contrast containers and virtual machines

VMware

Trail Point #4 : vCloud NFV

ADTRAN

Trail Point #5 : Live CORD Demo

IBM

Trail Point #6 : Cloud Managed vCPE, Lifecycle Manager, DevOps, Cognitive Operations

RIFTio

Trail Point #7 : Carrier-grade MANO & Automation with Geo-Redundancy & Security

Sedona

Trail Point #8 : Converged IP/Optical Network Intelligence and Automation

Netrounds

Trail Point #9 : Cisco Orchestrated Assurance powered by Netrounds

Lumina-Networks

Trail Point #10 : SD-Core

Brain4Net

Trail Point #11 : LSO of value-added NFV services in CSP's service portfolio

Italtel

Trail Point #12 : Italtel Enhanced Video Services (i-EVS)

Cloudify

Trail Point #13 : Open Source VNF On-Boarding and Service Chaining Demo

Coriant

Trail Point #14 : Multi-layer, Multi-vendor Orchestration of WAN networks with Coriant Transcend Automation Platform

ONF

Trail Point #15 : P4 Demo: Barefoot leaf-spine fabric controlled by ONOS using P4 Runtime

Pantheon Technologies

Trail Point #16 : SDN Technologies PoC


Trail Point #1 : Microwave transport and SDWAN services

Nokia

 

Insight-driven microwave transport

The increasing diversity and dynamics introduced by telco cloud and 5G make underlying transport networks evermore complex to manage. Networks that serve us well today and tomorrow must support the agility and responsiveness to address those new needs. This demo describes, through a "dense city" use case, how a programmable microwave transport can dynamically adapt to fast-changing conditions based on real-time traffic visibility and control.

In this solution, Nokia Deepfield builds the insight on IP packets and triggers Nokia NSP which provides the SDN control to the programmable Nokia Wavence microwave transport. This approach brings intelligence in the network, hence allowing a more efficient traffic management and lower operational costs.

Catalogue driven orchestration and assurance of SDWAN services

In this demo we will show how we can orchestrate the automated delivery and assurance of different vCPE models for SDWAN services. The demonstration will highlight the integration between Comptel FlowOne, CloudBand and Nuage VNS and Nokia NSP.

It will demonstrate the ability to automate the creation of overlay and underlay network paths including the lifecycle management and chaining of VNF's no matter where they are located. Different CPE deployment models (thick and thin) will be highlighted as well as connections to public or private data centers. The demo will highlight automated order fulfillment and how customers orders can be received via a portal or CRM system to speed service requests and remove errors in customer order entry.


Trail Point #2 : Secure Vector Routing

128-Technology

 

128 Technology offers an innovative approach to IP routing.

Join us at booth A16 for a demo highlighting our software-based, secure vector routing solution. 128 Technology offers a simple, intuitive solution to networking, while providing advanced, zero-trust security, reliability, and performance capabilities through:

- Orchestration: Session-aware routing, centralized control, policy management, and granular visibility into network analytics and performance.

- Hypersegmentation: Network virtualization without overlays, infused zero-trust security, and bandwidth allocation.

- Network Assurance: Routing path selection, flow symmetry, path monitoring, load balancing, and session migration.


Trail Point #3 : SD-WAN deployment: Compare and contrast containers and virtual machines

Intel

 

This demo will show a SD-WAN branch node modelled as an NFV deployment with two VNF types, DPDK PMD & linux kernel networking setup using virtual machines and containers. The demo will include benchmarking results of both setups.


Trail Point #4 : vCloud NFV

VMware

 

vCloud NFV Enabling New Revenue Streams for Connected Cars

• Drive IoT business models • Rapidly on-board services • Service delivery prioritization • 360° visibility & analytics

vCloud NFV Partner Ecosystem Showcase Company

• Ecosystem Diversity & Innovation • Tested & Validated VNFs

What's New in vCloud NFV 2.0

: • Accelerate Service Delivery • Simplified Operations Management • Secure Multi-Tenancy • Carrier-Grade NFVI Platform

vCloud NFV Mobile and Wireline Solutions

• Tested & Validated Solutions • Monetize New Services • Rapid Time to Market

Achieving Operational Agility with vCloud NFV

• Reduce OpEx costs
• Service Automation
• Operational Intelligence

vCloud NFV OpenStack Edition

: • Carrier Grade Openstack
• Rapid Time to Deployment
• Rich Operations Capabilities
• Reliable & Highly Available


Trail Point #5 : Live CORD Demo

ADTRAN

 

ADTRAN is demonstrating a live CORD demo with a disagregated OLT for XGS-PON and NGPON2 including ONOS and ADTRAN Mosaic for the network management


Trail Point #6 : Cloud Managed vCPE, Lifecycle Manager, DevOps, Cognitive Operations

IBM

 

Cloud Managed vCPE

Cloud managed vCPE provides a network endpoint-as-a-service for a CSP to utlize virtualization while they go through the transformation to operations for a virtualized network. Zero-touch provisioning, customer care portal and support is provided through this demo of an OPEX service allowing carriers to use the advantage of virtualization of lower cost operations and no out of pocket CapEx to rapidly enable new services for CSP's.

Agile Lifecycle Manager

Agile Lifecycle Manager (ALM) is intent based management of lifecycle transitions enabling a highly scalable environment for cloud native VNF's. Demo provides an overview of ALM, closed loop automation, and lifecycle transitions to heal and scale based upon service quality of a virtual network service

Agile Network DevOps for ONAP

This demo shows how to use an open scalable environment to enable ONAP development vs physically enabling a lab environment to speed enaging with ONAP. Focus will be on how to on board and automate testing for ONAP with this development environment.

Cognitive Operations for NFV

Operations for a an NFV/SDN world requires the added advantage of cognitive computing to enable faster reactive operations, broader proactive operations, and a intelligent closed loop control for enabling automation of operations for virtual and physical networks. Agile Service Management with dynamic and historical real time topology for hybrid network services will also be demonstrated.


Trail Point #7 : Carrier-grade MANO & Automation with Geo-Redundancy & Security

RIFTio

 

Company host: RIFT.io Participating company #1: VMware Participating company #2: Sonus Participating company #3: Netrounds Participating company #4: Fortinet.

RIFT.ware, by RIFT.io, will be featured in multiple demos that will showcase RIFT.ware's new carrier grade features that are requirements for production NFV deployments including:

1. New security features
o Single Sign-on (SSO) and LDAP integration
o Role-based access control (RBAC)
o CPI 810 compliance and TLS 1.2 support

2. Local and geographic resiliency
o Local High Availability
o Geo-redundancy at the platform layer and for VNFs and network services

3. Closed-loop Service Assurance
o Integration with 3rd party service assurance for closed loop policy control and SLA management

4. Sophisticated workflow automation tools to simplify the onboarding of VNFs from multiple vendors and deploy multi-vendor network services faster and more consistently


Trail Point #8 : Converged IP/Optical Network Intelligence and Automation

Sedona

 

Carriers globally are seeking to automate service creation and assurance. In this model, a centralized network controller provides abstraction and automation of the network, thus considerably simplifying the work of service orchestrators. However this goal can't be achieved without a complete, accurate, and holistic model of the network spanning many different layers, vendors, and domains.

In this demo, we'll show Sedona's NetFusion generating a 100% accurate abstracted model of a multilayer, multivendor, multi-domain IP/MPLS-optical network and all its interdependencies. This not only solves the first major network challenge in moving to the automated services vision of the future, but also provides accurate realtime data that carriers can use in existing networks today to to improve network reliability, reduce order fallout, and streamline operations.

We will also demonstrate the use of NetFusion's analytics apps and automations to assure network diversity and reduce risk.


Trail Point #9 : Cisco Orchestrated Assurance powered by Netrounds

Netrounds

 

Cisco Orchestrated Assurance powered by Netrounds

What if you could automatically verify that each provisioned service works when delivered and continues to work throughout its lifetime?

Netrounds' active test and monitoring capabilities, orchestrated and fully automated through Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), help enable you to improve customer experience and ensure that provisioned services are delivered as promised.

Cisco NSO has just configured a new service. Does it work across all network layers and domains? Will it continue to work throughout its lifetime?

Many times, end-to-end services depend on network components not configured by NSO. In addition to device configuration, dynamic behavior such as varying network load can also influence service quality.
Netrounds helps you actively verify that a provisioned service works at the time of deployment, before your customers begin using the service.
After successful verification of service provisioning, Netrounds provides continuous service quality insight from your customers' viewpoint. This insight helps you to discover issues earlier and resolve them faster.
Netrounds provides out-of-the-box capabilities to actively test and monitor performance metrics for Layer 2 and 3 connections, as well as voice, video, and data services.

NSO automatically drives all active test and monitoring activities when the service is provisioned through Netrounds' NETCONF and YANG API.

Network Operations and Analytics from CA with Netrounds Active Testing and Monitoring Integration

CA has integrated Netrounds into its network operations console so that users can correlate insights gained from the proactive, end-to-end test and monitoring enabled by Netrounds with the operational insights provided by the Network Operations and Analytics platform. CA says Netrounds' synthetic traffic analysis allows network operators to predict network performance in environments where traditional monitoring tools lack full visibility.

By analyzing the active traffic generated and sent end-to-end across the network by its test agents, Netrounds can determine how an application will perform. It can also validate behavior through network service chains, assuring that the right network and security services are applied to each flow as it passes through public cloud and hybrid environments.

When Netrounds detects a problem with a network flow, it will surface the alert in the Network Operations and Analytics user console. Network managers can then use the core capabilities of the CA platform to troubleshoot any problems detected by Netrounds.


Trail Point #10 : SD-Core

Lumina-Networks

 

SD-Core: A Real-World Use Case for Deploying Software Networking over Core Switching Company host: Lumina Networks Participating company #1: Lumina Networks Participating company #2: Noviflow Participating company #3: Cloudify.

SD-Core is a use case that defines an architecture and technology set for deploying scalable MPLS / Segment Routing capabilities. The approach includes fast failover using an infrastructure of high-performance brite-box switches managed by an OpenDaylight-powered control plane and TOSCA-based service definitions. In this presentation, Lumina Networks will describe and demonstrate some of the technology components deployed in production today at a major service provider.

The design uses a layered software-based architecture with swappable components based on open source projects rather than vendor-proprietary systems. Open-source based orchestration tools can be used to configure both the software virtual network functions as well as the physical network functions and as part of the same deployment. This approach conveys ALL the benefits of SDN to the provider, including lower capital expenditure, lower operational costs, carrier-class reliability, new subscriber services and complete vendor independence, all at the same time.


Trail Point #11 : LSO of value-added NFV services in CSP's service portfolio

Brain4Net

 

Brain4Net team will showcase end-to-end service orchestration of value-added NFV services including its creation and management through B4N Service Platform, which automates service provisioning, simplifies network management and facilitates a smooth transition to Service-Oriented Infrastructure. The Platform supports plug-and-play capabilities through brand-new Network Service Configurator that provides intuitive GUI for native, convenient and instant network services administration.

Brain4Net will demonstrate a user-friendliness and operability of full cycle network service management through Network Service Configurator including VNF onboarding to B4N Service Platform, service template creation, tenant creation, network service creation and more!


Trail Point #12 : Italtel Enhanced Video Services (i-EVS)

Italtel

 

Over the last months, Italtel has been very active in designing and implementing applications in line with the requirements of the forthcoming 5G networks.

In particular, leveraging NFV and Multi-access Edge Computing technologies, Italtel has developed i-EVS (Italtel Enhanced Video Services), a novel application able to bring, very close to the end user, several functionalities related to HD video processing and caching, while improving latency and battery consumption of the devices connected.

The application is relevant in all the use cases with high and sporadic concentration of users, embracing the new concept of Cloud Enabled Small Cell, where i-EVS is hosted.

Focus of the demo is the instantiation of the related VNF with an associated GPU, using Italtel VNFM with Openstack and afterward the demonstration of i-EVS capability to make video caching, reducing latency if the latter is compared with the uplink of the same content towards whatever other Cloud Storage Service Provider.

i-EVS caches and shares the video locally for other authorized users under the coverage of the same cell or group of cells. Additionally i-EVS can transcode the video in downloading offering a wide set of codecs and quality, according to the request of the final user who is watching that video.

An initial version of i-EVS was part of Sesame, a European funded project for 5G-PPP architecture. Now, i-EVS is going to be evolved in the next new project, 5G Essence, more and more integrating the new 5G architecture.


Trail Point #13 : Open Source VNF On-Boarding and Service Chaining Demo

Cloudify

 

Open Source VNF On-Boarding and Service Chaining Demo

Participating company #1: Fortinet Participating company #2: Lumina

In this demo, we will present how to configure, deploy, and orchestrate the lifecycle of Fortigate and other VNFs. This real-world orchestration example will demonstrate how Cloudify can be used to on-board and service chain VNFs in multiple locations around in the world. We will also show how auto-scaling and self-healing operations can be executed when the need arises.


Fortigate Firewall VNF On-Boarding and Service Instantiation with Cloudify Company

Cloudify Participating company #1: Fortinet

In this demo, Cloudify is used to deploy a web application and on-board the Fortigate VNF to secure the application behind the firewall. Cloudify is then used to execute a workflow to instantiate a service on top of this in order to enable the user to access the web application through the firewall.


Trail Point #14 : Multi-layer, Multi-vendor Orchestration of WAN networks with Coriant Transcend Automation Platform

Coriant

 

The Coriant Transcend SDN Solution is built for business-driven network transformation through extreme automation. With its advanced automation platform Coriant Transcend SDN solution brings DevOps into carrier networks while simultaneously exposing the network information in its standards-based APIs as well as its advanced graphical visualization and configuration tools. The extendable Controller logic and RESTCONF API as well as the programmable ADAPT Rule Engine for event-driven optimization enable rapid innovation cycles and fully automated network operations.

We will demonstrate Transcend Controller programmability with a multi-layer (IP/Optical), multi-domain and multi-vendor optimization use case. We will show how the use case can be implemented using the Coriant Transcend Automation platform, including simple zero-code Service Model management as well as Python programming for more advanced users. Programmable ADAPT Rule Engine with its advanced monitoring and control options will be used to define which change in the network status will act as the trigger for the optimization.


Trail Point #15 : P4 Demo: Barefoot leaf-spine fabric controlled by ONOS using P4 Runtime

ONF

 

Company host: Open Networking Foundation Participating company #1: Barefoot Networks Participating company #2: Google

The advent of programmable networking ASICs is ushering in the next wave of Software Defined Networking. It is now becoming possible to program and customize the data plane rather than just controlling its predefined capabilities. P4 makes it possible to define custom pipelines on networking devices, providing the flexibility to support new network behaviors, use cases and other innovations.

This demo is the result of collaboration between the ONOS P4 Brigade, Google Cloud and Barefoot to demonstrate ONOS controlling a P4 fabric. The demo highlights ONOS discovering, configuring and controlling a Barefoot leaf-spine fabric using P4 Runtime, a new P4 API definition from the P4.org API Working Group.


Trail Point #16 : SDN Technologies PoC

Pantheon Technologies

 

Visibility Package
Visibility package is a software component used to gather and visualize network topology data from different networks, network management systems and cloud orchestrators. Standard southbound interfaces are supported such as NETCONF, SNMP, SSH and Telnet.

Honeycomb
A part of the FD.io project, Honeycomb is a NETCONF/REESTCONF Java-based management agent and at the same time serves as a framework for building specialized agents. While using features and utilities from various OpenDaylight projects such as YANG Tools, controller, MD-SAL as well as NETCONF, the Vector Packet Processor is Honeycomb's biggest use case.

Sysrepo
Linux native YANG-based configuration and operational state datastore for Unix/Linux applications. Applications can use Sysrepo to store their configuration provided by their YANG model, and configured via NETCONF. Sysrepo ensures consistency of the data stored in the datastore and enforces data constraints defined by YANG model.

Ligato
The open source cloud platform for building and wiring VNFs: Ligato provides infrastructure and libraries, code samples and CI/CD process to accelerate & improve the overall developer experience, reducing costs and increasing application agility & maintainability. Native to the cloud, Ligato has a minimal footprint, plus can be easily integrated, customized and extended.


About NFV+SDN+MANO Demo Trail

NFV+SDN+MANO Demo Trail is a unique opportunity to promote your organisation’s expertise in NFV and SDN at the world’s principal Congress for network innovation. Companies participating in NFV+SDN+MANO Demo Trail contribute to raising industrial awareness and confidence in NFV and SDN as viable technologies, and as a practical solution. With 2000 delegates and EXPO visitors expected to attend, and an extensive global media and video presence at the Congress, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work and offerings.

 

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