PARIS — Huawei eco-Connect Europe 2016 — Huawei today announced an innovation initiative to enable Open APIs and a Platform Business Model for SDN, NFV and Cloud Services under the umbrella of TM Forum’s Open API and platform programs, championed by Vodafone. This initiative aims to meet end-user ROADS (Real-time,On-demand,All-online,DIY and Social ) experience and enrich industry ecosystem for ICT infrastructure enabling.
“The problem we are aiming to solve is have a mass market offering that attracts Developers to Open Cloud infrastructure that we can generate new revenues with a TM Forum Open API architecture and Platform based Business Models,” said Dr. Lester Thomas, Chief Systems Architect at Vodafone Group.
This innovation initiative focuses on the business scenario and ecosystems to realize new revenues for Cloud Operation and Services for Enterprise, Digital SME and Developers by:
- Enabling a Platform based Business Model for Digital SME1 and Drone as a Service2 innovation, exposing a set of capabilities through Open APIs to enable developers to accelerate innovation.
- Driving Open API Innovation3: Leveraging and maturing TM Forum Open APIs with an architecture based on real world requirements and “hyper-media” standards
- Enabling Multi-Vendor Ecosystem: Realizing a multi-vendor architecture to support the integration with TM Forum Open APIs that cross IT, Network and Cloud domains. The first phase with Vodafone focused on a enabling the Digital SME and Developer Journeys. At TM Forum Live! 2016, a Catalyst project was demonstrated with contributions from Huawei CloudOpera Orchestrator, Centina Systems vSure Assurance, InverCloud SaaS Marketplace and Infosys based on TM Forum Open API integration.
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