Re-Factored Operational Support Systems for the Next Generation Platform-as-a-Service (NGPaaS)
Paul Veitch(1), Adam Broadbent(1), Steven Van Rossem(2), Bessem Sayadi(3), Lionel Natarianni(3), Bilal Al Jammal(3), Laurent Roullet(3), Angelos Mimidis(4), Eder Ollora(4), Jose Soler(4), Sebastien Pinniterre(5), Michele Paolino(5), Aurora Ramos(6), X. Du(7), Michail Flouris(7), L. Mariani(8), O. Riganelli(8), M. Mobilio(8), A. Shatnawi(8), M. Orru(8), M. Zembra(9)
(1)BT, (2)Ghent University-imec, (3)Nokia Bell-Labs France, (4)DTU Fotonik, (5)Virtual Open Systems, (6)ATOS, (7)OnApp, (8)Unimib, (9)VM2M
In the 2018 IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF) - Workshop on 5G Cloud Native Design, July 9-11, 2018, Santa Clara, USA.
Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS) systems offer customers a rich environment in which to build, deploy, and run applications. Today’s PaaS offerings are tailored mainly to the needs of web and mobile applications developers, and involve a fairly rigid stack of components and features. The vision of the H2020 5GPPP Phase 2 Next Generation Platform-as-a-Service (NGPaaS) project is to enable “build-to-order” customized PaaSs, tailored to the needs of a wide range of use cases with telco-grade 5G characteristics. This paper sets out the salient and innovative features of NGPaaS and explores the impacts on Operational Support Systems and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS), moving from fixed centralized stacks to a much more flexible and modular distributed architecture.