Agile Lifecycle Manager provides a standard lifecycle model that allows you to automatically managed the end-to-end lifecycle of virtual network services, from release management of 3rd party VNF software packages right through to the continuous orchestration or running of VNF and Service instances. This allows you to drive more automation and increase reliability in operations without manual intervention.
Virtual Network Functions & Service Assembly
Leveraging the VNF & Service assembly and design tools you can rapidly build VNF and Service packages for rapid on-boarding and launching of new services.
Intent Driven Operations
ALM includes an Intent engine that generates execution plans by building a complete graph of the desired state for your entire service and all its resources, resolving shared resources and placement strategies. It will calculate and execute the minimum set of required actions, considering the actual service topology, to reach the desired state for the target service instance. This means that you can focus designing your service without worrying about how its should be implemented.
Resource Manager Framework
ALM provides open integration of external virtual and physical resources to be assembled with others into complete services. ALM orchestrates external resource managers through their northbound APIs to configure their managed resource instances. The resource managers are responsible for orchestrating virtual infrastructure managers to control cloud infrastructure compute, storage and network resources in support of their resource instances standard lifecycles.
Cloud Native Architecture
ALM is cloud-born, and built on secure, robust and proven technologies with a micro-services architecture.