SDN NFV World Demo Trail @ SDN NFV World Congress




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The SDN NFV World Demo 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.


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


 SDN NFV World Congress Demo Trail 2018

 Trail Point #1: Open Standard API Inter-carrier Service Automation and Blockchain settlement


Amartus has developed a solution for Service Providers to deploy open standards-based APIs to automate inter-carrier services, interfacing to their existing infrastructure, without the huge effort required to mediate between every proprietary API used by each partner required to connect to.

Using open standard APIs, the solution allows agile end-to-end dynamic services through the automation of order management and trouble ticketing. The blockchain technology automates the reconciliation of inter-carrier transactions guaranteeing the accuracy of the settlements between the parties.

About Amartus: Amartus is a software development and integration company, helping service providers maximize their benefit from network automation and software-centric networks. For more details go to the company


Trail Point #2: Physical Layer Automation


Demonstrating how robotic automation allows network operators to fully reap the benefits of Software Defined Networking by extending the virtualisation, optimisation and automation currently being realised at Layers 1, 2 & 3 to include the Physical layer of the Network.    Physical Network Automation: - accelerates time to revenue for new customer turn ups,  - delivers speedy network re-configuration, responding to real-time network monitoring, - enables customer self-service even at the physical layer, - allows physical layer optimisation especially as part of multi-layer optimisation, - delivers considerable OPEX savings associated with manual reconfigurations and truck rolls, and - delivers enhanced physical network security.  See how a twenty year old networking problem is now solved, efficiently, cost-effectively and with minimal impact on a network's optical performance.


  Trail Point #3: Intent Based Networking Application that can implement user-defined path over multiple networking domains

This demonstration will show an intent-based networking application that can implement user-defined paths over multiple network domains simultaneously. This application's unique feature stems from OpenDaylight's ability to abstract the differences between network types. Transport SDN will be the particular use case shown.  This demonstration is recommended for service providers that want to migrate between different networking technologies such as BGP, PCEP and OpenFlow, while maintaining service continuity. The technology shown is in high-availability production deployment today at several tier-1  operators.



Trail Point #4: Operational transformation with DevOps Automation Platform and Cloud Signaling Director

Nokia Cloud Signaling Director (CSD) provides signaling for 4G Diameter and 5G HTTP/2 networks. Its cloud-native service mesh lets the 5G core itself be deployed as cloud-native, by placing signaling logic alongside the core network functions' microservices. In this demo, you will see our software in action, learn how to use cloud-native techniques for your core signaling, and thereby deploy a 5G core for services beyond enhanced mobile broadband. ​  Nokia DevOps Automation Platform provides automated software delivery, testing, feedback, error correction and update. This demo explores Nokia DevOps methodology and demonstrates how Nokia applies DevOps method to unify and optimize software development and operation.​


 Trail Point #5: Hybrid E2E service orchestration and fulfillment

Nokia FlowOne is a fully integrated catalog-driven, service fulfillment and orchestration suite designed to act as a service director between multi-domain network services and the digital sales channel. By orchestrating the required actions between sales, service and network processes it stems a connected, efficient and error-free command-flow, despite the increasing complexity either in business systems, services or the network architecture.  ​  Automation is crucial for future digital operations and FlowOne is designed around that requirement, across the primary business processes for network and service discovery, service design, service order management, fulfillment, service activation and lifecycle management.​  In this demonstration, you can see the creation of a multi-site hybrid VPN for an enterprise use case. The demo navigates through onboarding of network services, service creation and instantiation.​ This includes the use of a hybrid traditional and virtualised network, with multi-domain E2E service deployment.​


 Trail Point #6: SDN and L3 VPN enabling network slicing on microwave transport

With the new release of Nokia Wavence microwave transport, carrier SDN can now also be established on the microwave segment of the transport network. Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP) acts as the SDN controller, in order to ensure E2E dynamic service management for different user groups. With the support of L3 VPN on the microwave nodes, these network slices can be fully separated. The L3 services can be activated on top of the basic L2 services. 


Trail Point #7: SDNizer - get all of your traditional equipment to be part of SDN/NFV network


SDN and NFV are the key to the next generation of communication networks but the transition to future networks can have better economics if the traditional network is being part of this transition. Atrinet's Demo shows how you can easily map and convert your traditional network and convert each element and service to be part of a virtual network. 


Trail Point #8: VMware and Vodafone Demonstration: Hybrid Cloud Extension

By extending connectivity and network services between multiple datacenters, Hybrid Cloud Extension abstracts on-premises and cloud resources and presents them to the apps as one continuous hybrid cloud that provides high-performance, secure and optimized multisite interconnects.   The demo shows the live migration of network applications (VNFs) between the Vodafone Telco Cloud and VMware Cloud on AWS.   The functionality supports a number of use cases including; - disaster avoidance and failover - dynamic capacity expansion - hybrid cloud flexibility - operations management across hybrid clouds.  You can see the demo at the VMware booth.


Trail Point #9: TeleScope: AI based Traffic Classification and Analytics


Telescope insights help Internet Service Providers and Network Operators plan network capacity, optimize bandwidth use, enhance customer experience, and reduce subscriber churn. Telescope offers greater visibility and more control, knowing what’s going on inside the network to make data-driven decisions.  Telescope provides unprecedented visibility into network traffic. Using Canopus AI, it identifies, classifies, and logs every long flow in real-time; it shows the traffic mix by content type, provider, and rate/resolution on an hourly and daily basis; and it shows the service consumption profile per subscriber.  Telescope scales elastically and cost-effectively to 100 Gbps line-rates and beyond by distributing and balancing the traffic between software and programmable white box Software Defined Networking (SDN) hardware.

The demo will also feature Canopus Networks cyber security accelerator product called Orbit. Using the intelligence of Telescope's AI based flow classification, Orbit enhances the capacity and performance of existing security devices by offloading safe traffic from them.


Trail Point #10: E2E Orchestration and Automation

This demo showcases how E2E orchestration and Machine-Learning based OSS automation from HPE help CSPs accelerate the deployment and monetization of their SDN/NFV, 5G & Cloud based services.


Trail Point #11: DevOps for the Modern Service Factory 


In order to achieve 100% automation, a simple set of tools are required to enable an operator to automate the dev/test of VNFs and network tools. This speeds up the onboarding of VNFs and the design of network services, providing a higher degree of automation and ensuring greater confidence that services can go into production significantly faster and in an non-proprietary manner.

This demo will show how Accanto’s StratOSS Lifecycle Manager offers integrated service behaviour testing and an automated platform achieving an exceptional level of automation. Service design will be simplified because the service and dependencies are modelled rather than scripted. An intent engine, will then fully automate the lifecycle of the service from current to intended state, similarly to the way a satellite navigation tool calculates the best route to take.

As part of the devops tools chain, StratOSS can automatically instantiate a pre-production environment, and create a full network service, along with all of the test tools required to ensure its operational behaviour as expected. Once the network service behaviour has been proven, the whole environment is removed allowing other tests on the same infrastructure.


Trail Point #12: Lights Out AI-Powered Operations 


Lights Out is about achieving 100% operational automation. Machine-based automation, using for example, Accanto’s StratOSS is intent based and will achieve a significant amount of automation out of the box - more than is available today. However, there will always be edge cases when the machine thinks everything is ok but the customer is still experiencing a problem. In order to automate the diagnosis and resolution of these edge cases, a more intelligent approach is required alongside machine-based automation.

This demo will show a working network service that is misconfigured and running sub-optimally.  AI tools identify an anomaly and auto initiate a sequence of diagnostics to identify if there is a problem.  Working with Accanto’s StratOSS, AI requests a sequence of diagnostics to be orchestrated into the network service to either decide there is no issue, or to further refine its diagnoses to a point where StratOSS can automatically fix the problem.

StratOSS diagnostic tools instantiate a set of test tools that are attached to various locations within the network service, for example virtual traffic generators or probes. Effectively running a dye through the network service can generate a rich set of information for AI tools to further analyse. Allowing AI to gather more insight into areas of further investigation or, identifying a specific issues that can be auto healed by StratOSS.


Trail Point #13: P4 programmable network fabric with FPGAs Company host: Netcope Technologies

SDN has made strides bringing agility for the next generation of networks but there remains much more performance and innovation that can be realized. P4 is a programming language that is used in network design and runtime phase for programmable network fabric - switches and server network interface cards. This live demo will demonstrate how P4 can be used to speed up the innovation of networks and use cases for servers and SmartNICs and how FPGA based workload accelerators are supported in these configurations.


Trail Point #14: NFV Packaged Solutions Techical Demo Company host: F5 Networks

This demo will show the technology underlying the new NFV solution offerings from F5 – “Gi LAN” and “Gi Firewall”.  This technology is leveraged to provide new licensing and commercial models for service Provider customers – use-before-buy purchasing, capacity/consumption-based pricing, and perpetual/subscription options. 


Trail Point #15: Dynamic Orchestration

Enterprise Service Orchestration: This demo shows how Ericsson’s Orchestration solution enables Verizon to provision their Virtual Enterprise Services. It covers the E2E process – VNF Onboarding, Service Design, Provisioning, Enterprise Self Care and Closed loop Assurance Network Slicing Orchestration: This demo shows the process of creation and life cycle management of Network Slices. Deep dive into one use case to show the use of TOSCA blueprints, Cloud and Transport orchestration across Access, Transport & Core.   


Trail Point #16: Cloud Native Applications

Cloud-native involves several aspects: Running Network Functions (NFs) business logic on containers CI/CD processes to quickly deploy new SW versions in customer networks Automation of VNF & NS lifecycle management process  Pure Container infrastructure is not yet widely deployed in scale for telecom applications so Ericsson also supports Network Functions running in Containers deployed on Virtual Machines. This enables operators to leverage their existing investments in Cloud Infrastructure & Orchestration and gradually move to a pure container based environment. 


Trail Point #17: 5G Core & Network slicing

Here we will have an updated demo based on what we do with NTT docomo showing a distributed NFVI for IoT slices for Enterprises. We will also cover the Ericsson 5G core solution.  This demo will show how a sliced network infrastructure, provided by a distributed cloud, can be monitored, to enable operation of 5G network slices in a fully automated fashion.  To  demonstrate this, operator owned 5G core sub-slices have been complemented by enterprise customer owned application sub-slices  The gained network insights are vital for: Network slice admission control E2E SLA supervision (transport) Slice capacity planning Advanced dynamic workload placement.


Trail Point #18: NFVI & Distributed Cloud

Distributed Cloud is an execution environment for cloud application optimization across multiple sites, including connectivity in between, managed as one solution and perceived as such by applications. It is also a key enabler to unlock the full revenue potentials of 5G. For developers, programming applications for the distributed cloud must be as easy as they know from standard development tool chains, while having full and customizable cost control of their distributed services in operations. We showcase a 3rd party (VR) application development and deployment for the distributed cloud, covering IDE integration, Kubernetes Federation API for distributed deployment, traffic steering in Packet Core to the correct application end points, and distributed cloud resource billing and monitoring. Compute and storage in the network allows deploying caching logic closer to the end users enabling significantly reduced delays and to manage traffic demand much more efficiently going forward. We use the VR application to demonstrate these benefits. 


Trail Point #19: Baremetal SDN Management via FPGA 

This demonstration shows Virtio devices presented natively from hardware for use in PCI-Passthrough, but with full performance.  The Virtio interfaces are attached to an in-hardware OVS control plane and data plane that is completely separate from the Host OS software The control plane is reached through a physically out of band cable, taking the Host OS of the compute out of the path of Infrastructure control signaling  These features together enable full SDN management of the compute host with baremetal performance, no integration to VNF, VM, or external Switch. 


Trail Point #20: BT Edge Cloud Compute

Proof of concept showing how low-latency and reliable communications delivered via an edge cloud can enable a variety of use cases such as remote vehicle control, automated collision avoidance and augmented reality. The demo includes components from Athonet, BT, and Wind River.


Trail Point #21: Innovation in open, disaggregated, and software-driven networking


Infinera will showcase how innovation in open, disaggregated, and software-driven networking is transforming the customer experience and empowering a new generation of services and applications, including 5G, IoT, AR/VR, and NFV. Demonstration highlights at the Infinera exhibit include: 
• Liquid-cooled edge computing – an innovative approach to enabling fast and efficient deployment of high-powered compute resources anywhere in the network  
• Policy-based network optimization for performance-sensitive Internet of Things (IoT), VoIP, and virtual mobile applications 
• End-to-end software-driven automation and service agility for multi-layer, multi-vendor network infrastructure 



Trail Point #22: Innovation in open, disaggregated, and software-driven networking

In this live demo we demonstrate the orchestration of end-to-end services driven by a high-level intent. As use case, we manage and orchestrate a vCPE service with dynamic activation of value-added services (e.g. security). CSPs can specify the objective and the orchestration will automatically derive at each point the required workflow to reach the desired state and behavior for the service (i.e. the intent). So the end-to-end orchestrator shields most of the underlying complexity and provides a high-level northbound Rest API. This heavily simplifies the integration with OSS/BSS. 


Trail Point #23: Network Access Control (NAC) as a Service based on vCPE

In this demo, a vCPE system works with an SDN Controller and Orchestrator where IPS, FW, and UTM services are provisioned by policy with specific NAC for classes of users and paths to resources running on virtualized COTS infrastructure.


Trail Point #24: Complete entry level uCPE/SD-WAN deployment solution

Enea and Advantech collaborate in cost efficient solutions for the uCPE market, and show a complete solution for entry level uCPE deployments, with a deployment of a firewall on the uCPE platform, and management of the platform and its VNF over NETCONF.   The demo incorporates an Advantech 2-core, 2GB RAM, Tiny Network Appliance uCPE (FWA-T011), a software virtualization platform from Enea (Enea NFV Access), and a virtualized firewall VNF from Fortinet.  Highlights:
• Entry level SD-WAN
• Low-end hardware solution
• No OpenStack, yes NETCONF
• Full runtime and management solution 



Trail Point #25: Dynamic Service Function Chaining on OpenStack platforms

Enea presents an implementation of dynamic Service Function Chaining on OpenStack platforms. This implementation is based on a Service Classifier embedding DPI technology to classify each and every flow up to level 7 at line rate. The result of this classification is then used to steer the packets into the appropriate service chain, thanks to NSH encapsulation fully supported by OVS 2.9. The full SFC configuration is provided through the standardized  networking-sfc API.



Trail Point #26: Dynamic service chaining

The dynamic SFC demo on Arm platforms is based on a Service Classifier embedding DPI technology to classify each and every flow up to level 7 at line rate. The result of this classification is then used to steer the packets into the appropriate service chain, thanks to IPv6 source routing functionality provided by VPP switches or basic TOS tagging that can be used to define OpenFlow rules for OVS.



Trail Point #27: World’s first amphibian GPON OLT

Iskratel presents world’s first "amphibian" GPON OLT - a single box with two distinct characters. Built on Lumia G16 compact GPON OLT, this dual-nature box operates either as a conventional integrated OLT, or as a disaggregated, CORD- and vOLTHA-compliant pOLT. After a software upgrade, only a configuration option transforms the Lumia G16 into a fully virtualised pOLT with vOLT software running in the cloud. Zero HW upgrade is needed to virtualise the CO, allowing operators to avoid an entire investment cycle.  The live demo will demonstrate the operation of the CORD-compliant OLT, and show how simple it can be to virtualise the CO cost-effectively with a mere software upgrade of existing infrastructure.



Trail Point #28: Netcracker Business Cloud

Our Netcracker Business Cloud demonstration shows how you can launch B2B offers faster by using a combination of Netcracker’s cloud and public cloud to intelligently place VNFs (either on-premises or off-premises) across a multicloud environment. We will show advancements in self-service portals that unify all service offerings and give your enterprise customers greater control of their services. We will also show that with advanced intelligence during order processing the solution automatically analyzes the optimal resources available and makes additional service suggestions that allow for upsell opportunities. This advanced level of analytics makes it appealing to all sizes of enterprises with the ability to grow from SD-WAN/NaaS offers to full enterprise cloud packages. 



Trail Point #29: Real-World Intent-Based Network Orchestration of Cloud Native Functions

See how open vCPE can be achieved in the real world and in action, while integrating other VNFs into the service chain, while easily instantiating and managing on any cloud, leveraging open orchestration design concepts. More and more vendors are looking to not only easily onboard their VNFs to the cloud, but also build a stack that is versatile and not locked into one cloud provider or vendor.


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