Accanto’s Stratoss utilizes disruptive software and technology advancements to enable network intelligence and automation, and operational scale and efficiency to help power your digital businesses.
Accanto takes a giant leap forward with a container-based micro-services software architecture that incorporates advanced modelling, templating, and orchestration methodologies to provide a scalable, vendor-agnostic, highly programmable software platform. This modular and extensible approach enables network operators to automate the lifecycle of differentiated new services that can be deployed across multi-vendor and multi-domain environments and scaled on demand. The result is a dramatic transformation of not just how services are delivered, but how networks are operated.
Modular, web-scale architecture for rapid feature adoption
Accanto is built around the concept of container-based micro-services that provide the ability to deploy and benefit from disruptive web-scale technologies, easier integration with third-party solutions, reduced resource utilization, and the ability to add new features more quickly, with no service interruption. This approach significantly increases the agility of the orchestration platform, reducing OPEX and the CAPEX of adding new features to the platform.
Auto-generate and execute the most efficient steps to get a service into its intended state without the need for the manual programming of scripts or workflows.
Stratoss provides intent based orchestration tools through its Intent Engine which is one of the core functions in the product. In this sense it operates like a satellite navigation system. In a satnav, you enter the destination (intended state) and the car knows where you are (based on GPS), it knows your intended location, and then figures out the most efficient way to get there. You don’t need to program each step manually, you don’t need to program any left/right turns in the system, the system does that for you. And if there is a roadblock or accident, it re-routes you in real-time to get you to the intended location.
Stratoss is based on an opinionated software model, where, in order to achieve the significant operational and cost benefits, the software dictates a certain way of approaching a business process, like workflow.
DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market.
BEHAVIOR DRIVEN TESTING
Before activating new services for end customers, we need to know that everything is working correctly and not to cause bad first impression of your product. In virtualized world achieving optimal quality of service requires continuous testing of the service itself and its underlying resources. Testing should be performed in all phases during the service lifecycle including: VNF onboarding, service design, and eventually service deployment. High level of automation is required to make this feasible with realistic amount of resources.
Stratoss contains an integrated test framework module facilitating automated service testing. With SLM you can define applicable test scenarios within the VNF packages and service models. SLM’s test framework utilises the defined scenarios and automates the execution of those as an integral part of each step during service lifecycle.