Since the inception of the Network Function Virtualization movement in Telecom, EnterpriseWeb has collaborated with leading CSPs and vendors to demonstrate interoperability in complex, open, multi-vendor eco-systems. Last year the company contributed a “Metamodel for a Virtual Function Package”, to the TMF.
The Metamodel represents a universal template for onboarding VNFs, which allows mapping of proprietary interfaces to standards-based APIs, while capturing unique characteristics of each discrete VNF. The Metamodel provides a flexible, extensible and adaptable model for capturing functional descriptions of VNFs as well as non-functional metadata and metrics for managing them. The Metamodel allows CSPs to streamline onboarding and automate downstream processes and lifecycle management.