Project Maestro

Project Maestro, a technology preview, is a telco cloud orchestration solution that will accelerate the time-to-market of modern network functions and services while igniting operational agility through simplified automation, across any network and any cloud.

Key Benefits

Accelerate Time-to-Market

Accelerate network service time-to-market with a simplified vendor-neutral and standard-compliant approach for designing and onboarding VNFs or network services. Leverage a catalog of TOSCA templates, acquire new ones from certified partners or simply build your own with an easy-to-use visual composer. Onboard and instantiate VNFs seamlessly, in seconds, across multi-tenants and clouds through pre-built integrations with multiple Virtual Infrastructure Managers (VIM)

Enhance Experiences

Deliver a higher level of customer experience with adaptable and resilient services. Combine real-time decisioning capabilities with holistic Telco Cloud awareness for optimal closed-loop actions, ensuring high SLA and overall service quality. Automate the distribution of network functions and service workloads across distributed data centers and availability zones for optimal quality and complete resiliency.

Automate Operations

Embed multi-cloud agility to your operational processes with full lifecycle management automation capabilities. Define and apply policies using a comprehensive decisioning engine to automate day 0 to day 2 operations. Ensure leaner operational processes, removes complex and error-prone human activities while optimizing overall resource utilization through dynamic scaling, workload portability and, closed loop healing, all within a distributed data center ecosystem.

Streamline Orchestration

Faster time-to-orchestrate with native integration to VMware cloud technologies. Provide unique multi-VIM, hybrid and multi-cloud capabilities enabling highly efficient workload placements, portability, and constant synchronization while ensuring optimal use of the various VIM APIs and abstracting their complexity. Transform an integration-intensive project into an efficient product deployment.

Consistent Orchestration

Onboard and orchestrate workloads seamlessly from VM and container-based infrastructures for a future-proof service-delivery foundation. Distribute workloads from the core to the edge and from private to public clouds for true modern network unified orchestration.

Simplify Interoperability

Built as a modular and model-driven solution, the G-VNFM and NFVO components can integrate any SOL compliant ETSI MANO architecture. VMware Ready for NFV Program will also bolsters interoperability by providing VNF certifications for both VMware infrastructure and orchestrator, ensuring consistent end-to-end solution operations and management.

Spotlight 

Learn about Telco Cloud orchestration

VMware’s VP of Solutions, Gabriele Di Piazza discusses Telco Cloud orchestration with TelecomTV’s Martyn Warwick at the SDN/NFV World Congress 2019

Project Maestro

Project Maestro

Project Maestro will allow CSPs to orchestrate and automate the management of any network function and service across any network and any cloud.

Features

Turnkey architecture

Packaged NFV Orchestration (NFVO) and Generic VNF Manager (G-VNFM) capabilities with pre-built integration to VMware vCloud NFV infrastructure (VIM/NFVI).

Multi-VIM management

Ease registration with multi-VIM and tenant auto-discovery plus continuous synchronization from infrastructure to orchestration.

Simplified Onboarding

Accelerate the traditional long cycle of VNF and service onboarding to a few minutes by integrating descriptor templates leveraging open standards.

Powerful visual composer

Create unique multi-vendor network service or VNF descriptors through an intuitive visual composer interface.

Standard-based interoperability

MANO compliant architecture leveraging open SOL standard interfaces for vendor-neutral interoperability across South/North and East/West interfaces.

Hybrid cloud placements

Support complex VNF/NS instance deployments and management use cases spanning from the edge to the core, from private to public clouds.

Programmable automation

Tailor auto-operations behavior by setting simple to elaborate rules for closed-loop policies across VNF and network service lifecycles.

End-to-End Visibility

Centralize VNF/EMS and VIM/NFVi fault and performance management (FM/PM) for enriched policies, workflows, and assurance.

Ready for NVF Partner Program

 

VMware is actively cooperating with multiple VNF vendors including all key NEPs, having them certify in the Ready for NFV program. VMware Ready for NFV is a comprehensive certification program that assures the interoperability and operational readiness between third party-developed VNFs and the ETSI-compliant VMware vCloud NFV platform. The program helps ensure that communications service providers can rapidly onboard and deploy multi-vendor VNFs with the VMware vCloud NFV platform. VMware Project Maestro will leverage this program to facilitate interoperability with network function vendors, to offer a neutral and pre-tested end-to-end MANO solution.