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Service Programing and Orchestration for Virtualized Software Networks

Objective

Virtualisation and software networks are a major disruptive technology for communications networks, enabling services to be deployed as software functions running directly in the network on commodity hardware. However, deploying the more complex user-facing applications and services envisioned for 5G networks presents significant technological challenges for development and deployment. SONATA addresses both issues.

For service development, SONATA provides service patterns and description techniques for composed services. A customised SDK is developed to boost the efficiency of developers of network functions and composed services, by integrating catalogue access, editing, debugging, and monitoring analysis tools with service packaging for shipment to an operator.

For deployment, SONATA provides a novel service platform to manage service execution. The platform complements the SDK with functionality to validate service packages. Moreover, it improves on existing platforms by providing a flexible and extensible orchestration framework based on a plugin architecture. Thanks to SONATA’s platform service developers can provide custom algorithms to steer the orchestration of their services: for continuous placement, scaling, life-cycle management and contextualization of services. These algorithms are overseen by executives in the service platform, ensuring trust and resolving any conflict between services.

By combining rapid development and deployment in an open and flexible manner, SONATA is realising an extended DevOps model for network stakeholders.

SONATA validates its approach through novel use-case-driven pilot implementations and disseminates its results widely by releasing its key SDK and platform components as open source software, through scientific publications and standards contributions, which, together, will have a major impact on incumbent stakeholders including network operators and manufacturers and will open the market to third-party developers.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA
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Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Spain
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 602 437,50

Participants (14)

NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 506 850,75
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALTICE LABS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 272 125
Address
Rua Jose Ferreira Pinto Basto
3810 106 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 314 358,63
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 886
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALCATEL-LUCENT ISRAEL LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 561 312,50
Address
Atir Yeda St. 16
44643 Kfar Saba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 545 000
Address
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 458 363,50
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 849 375
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Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 620 937,50
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
OPTARE SOLUTIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 332 937,50
Address
Calle C Nave C7 Texvigo
36315 Vigo Pontevedra
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 524 437,50
Address
Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona
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Research Organisations
SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION ANONIMI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 296 537,50
Address
Farmakidou 10
34100 Chalkida
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 550
Address
Newgate Street 81
EC1A 7AJ London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UBIWHERE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 343 612,50
Address
Travessa Senhor Das Barrocas 38
3800 075 Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)