Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are emerging as major transformational technologies towards “software networks”, a new paradigm that is evolving the telecom sector with new network capabilities and business opportunities. SONATA addresses the significant challenges associated with both the development and deployment of the complex services envisioned for 5G networks and empowered by these technologies. Core objectives include:

Reduce time-to-market of networked services

SONATA streamlines development with abstract programming models, SDK and a DevOps model that integrates operators, manufacturers and third-party developers.

Optimize resources and reduce costs of service deployment and operation

SONATA orchestrates complex services to connectivity, computing and storage resources, and automatically re-configures running services.

Accelerate industry adoption of software networks

SONATA supports the full service lifecycle: development, testing, orchestration, deployment, management and operations, and will define a roadmap for uptake of its results towards stakeholders' larger transition to SDN/NFV.