What’s the Difference Between NFV Automation and NFV Orchestration?


NFV automation is the ability to transfer manual network configuration to technology; NFV orchestration creates the deployment and automation blueprint.

NFV automation and NFV orchestration have overlapping and interrelated capabilities, which are essential to the deployment of virtual network services. Both automation and orchestration are part of the critical management, automation and orchestration, or MANO, layer. The lack of MANO standards has hindered network functions virtualization deployments by many leading service providers.

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