The Network State Collection, Correlation, and Analytics Working Group stemmed out of the ONUG Fall 2014 meeting, where users prioritized the use case below as one of the top three. Since fall of 2014, the working group has published a white paper with detailed top 10 requirements.Network State Collection is one of four working groups that make up the ONUG IT Services Lifecycle Management Framework, which is focused on management in the context of an automated software-defined world where the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) needs to be rethought. The other three groups in the Management Framework are Traffic Monitoring/Visibility, SDN Federation/Operability, and Common Tools for Automated Configuration.
Problem Being Solved:
Open Networking Components: Open published network APIs providing access to network state information
Gap: Mechanism to share state across network hardware and software
Benefits: Lowering OpEx using predictive analytics
Based upon collective working group member requirements
and are a realization of industry gaps missing solutions required for an open
cloud-based software-defined infrastructure market to develop at scale.