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Service Programing and Orchestration for Virtualized Software Networks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671517

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 226 125

  • EU contribution

    € 6 657 721,38

Coordinated by:

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

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.

Coordinator

ATOS SPAIN SA

Address

Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 602 437,50

Participants (15)

NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 506 850,75

ALTICE LABS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 272 125

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 314 358,63

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 228 886

ALCATEL-LUCENT ISRAEL LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 561 312,50

UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 545 000

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 458 363,50

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 849 375

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 620 937,50

IMINDS

Belgium

OPTARE SOLUTIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 332 937,50

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 524 437,50

SYNELIXIS LYSEIS PLIROFORIKIS AUTOMATISMOU & TILEPIKOINONION ANONIMI ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 296 537,50

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 200 550

UBIWHERE LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 343 612,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671517

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 226 125

  • EU contribution

    € 6 657 721,38

Coordinated by:

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain