Ensemble OSA is comprised of three layers, each of which may include Overture developed components and those developed by service providers or third party vendors.
- Network Applications – software packages that leverage one or more of the Orchestration and Control building blocks and tie into back office systems of the service provider and their business partners to create a service or network function.
- Orchestration and Control – software building block functions for data plane control, resource abstraction and network management that provide the glue connecting the applications to the resources.
- Resources – elements that provide connect, compute and storage functionality. They may consist of physical devices such as switches, servers and storage arrays and/or software functions running on virtual machines.
Communication among layers takes place across standards-based and open application programming interfaces (APIs).
Part of a Broader Ecosystem
Leveraging the concepts of the cloud at the metro edge enables collaboration with partners, customers, and the networking community at large. This allows service providers to take advantage of “best-of-breed” technologies involved in the entire service delivery lifecycle to provide a comprehensive set of dynamic services that meets market and customer-driven demands. By enabling different technologies to share information, resources, and processes, Ensemble OSA helps service provider to maximize operational efficiencies while minimizing expenditures.