ADTRAN Intros Cloud Management Platform
ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) announced its Mosaic Cloud Platform, intended to provide control and orchestration capabilities for the company's ...
ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) announced its Mosaic Cloud Platform, intended to provide control and orchestration capabilities for the company's Mosaic Software Defined Access (SD-Access) architecture. The Mosaic Cloud Platform combines modular apps that have been in a microservices software architecture with open source control and orchestration platforms to deliver open, SDN-based programmability of broadband access networks while maintaining the feature set and functionality of traditional management solutions.
"Open source software drives quick industry consensus for what is needed in control and orchestration platforms, including flexibility across multi-technology and multi-vendor network environments," said Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor, carrier networks, IHS Markit Technology. "Platforms such as the ADTRAN Mosaic Cloud Platform are essential to carriers as they transition to more automation and service agility in order to engage customers via self-service portals. This transition will enable subscribers to easily customize broadband services based on their own unique requirements. SD-Access networks will not only support the self-directed subscriber, but make it easier for the service provider to manage broadband traffic loads across the network while reducing truck rolls and operational expenses."
The Mosaic Cloud Platform is designed to orchestrate on-demand provisioning of services, applications and resources across the access network from cloud-edge to subscriber-edge. The modular, component-based management and control applications are designed to enable service providers to deploy and upgrade services to all subscribers and/or network elements on the network at the same time. It uses a multi-layered approach that includes an orchestration layer for the logical creation and provisioning of services, a management and control layer to separate complexity with an open source SDN controller and a device abstraction/aggregation layer to connect underlying physical and virtual network elements. The network-wide provisioning and management capabilities are intended to allow users to deploy services at the network level instead of having to manually provision services on the device or subscriber level.