Evolution of Frameworx
A mature, industry-agreed architecture blueprint for telecoms IT management and operations
Frameworx is our traditional, well-established packaging of Business Process Framework (eTOM), Information Framework (SID) and Application Framework (TAM), with Open APIs providing the integration framework.
Frameworx is a mature, industry-agreed architecture blueprint for telecoms IT management and operations. It’s today’s standard for most telecoms companies and the starting point for radical cloud-native transformation.
How is Frameworx evolving?
The Open Digital Architecture (ODA) is a re-packaging of the Frameworx assets and also new elements for cloud-native IT & networks.
Open Digital Architecture (ODA) is a model- and data-driven architecture for open digital platforms. Designed for cloud-native deployment, ODA is a component-based architecture, with business services exposed via Open APIs.
ODA incorporates many already-mature assets from Frameworx (eg eTOM, SID, Open APIs) but there are some key differences:
- ODA bridges business and technology, incorporating a comprehensive business architecture
- The application view in TAM is replaced by the ODA Functional Framework (FF) and ODA Components
- ODA will be 100% machine-readable and includes collaboratively developed software code
- ODA includes a reference implementation and a lab-deployed test environment
ODA is designed for a new, more agile way of working, with continuous change managed using CI/CD and DevOps.
The Open Digital Framework (ODF) comprises ODA along with tools, guides and data to help TM Forum members with their transformation journeys to an ODA-based architecture.
As of December 2021, we’re in the process of re-packaging our training courses under ODA/ODF, which means we will be adding new courses and expanding the Frameworx Overview course into a broader Open Digital Framework Overview. Because ODA includes all the elements of Frameworx (and more), the existing knowledge/career certifications will remain valid (with a new ‘ODA Awareness’ course coming soon for professionals who have completed Frameworx-based training to convert their certifications to ODA and receive updated badges).