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Network eAcademy - Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation (OAV)
Welcome to the open GÉANT project wiki area for the Network eAcademy, currently including information on orchestration, automation and virtualisation (OAV).
This area is used for knowledge sharing and exchange between GÉANT, NRENs, and organisations interested in applying OAV principles to their network operations. It is also intended to serve as a platform to discuss strategies, common use cases and ideas related to network and service orchestration, automation and virtualisation in our GÉANT community and beyond.
More material is added on a continuous basis.
- OAV Literature - references to OAV related literature
- Dissemination - presentations and deliverables
- Standardisation Bodies - useful links to standardization bodies and specific OAV material
- Highlights - focus areas in OAV
Infoshares ++ Events
- all events
- GÉANT Infoshare - NETDEV Incubator, March 29, 2023
- GÉANT Infoshare: Maturity Model for Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation, October 21, 2022
GÉANT Infoshare: Tools for Campus Network Management as a Service (CNaaS), April 28, 2021
Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation in the NRENs. Ready, Steady, Go!, December 16, 2020
We are very interested to hear from members of the community working on OAV, whether you wish to share your knowledge or find out more about OAV yourselves. You can email the GN5-1 WP6 OAV team at
For OAV discussions please email to
New classes are available on our Training Portal. The current focus is on orchestration, automation and virtualisation, but also on architectures and CI&CD. Follow our courses of the Network Automation eAcademy! Read more...
OAV Maturity Model
Use our Orchestration, Automation and Virtualisation (OAV) Maturity Model to position yourself on your OAV journey
Our model defines four main dimensions that describe different aspects of OAV, each further specified using subdimensions that highlight the important OAV areas of each dimension. The level of OAV adoption and management is described using six maturity stages starting from no OAV adoption to cutting-edge OAV implementations. The short and long descriptions of stages for each subdimensions help quickly identify the current status in the organisation and the main tasks that need to be accomplished in order to advance to the next level. Read more...
Follow our work with our latest White Paper: "OAV Architectures" (pdf) (May 26, 2021). Or enjoy our new pamphlet "Towards Collaborative Digital Services" (pdf) and White Papers of NREN OAV architecture analyses. Latest Latest NREN examples are CARNET (pdf), CYNET (pdf), HEAnet (pdf) and SURF (pdf). Read more...
New definitions based on internal discussions within WP6 and just recently also in consensus with the GNA-G community. This updated whitepaper is now available (pdf) and can serve as a guideline to members of the community. Read more...
SPA - Service Provider Architecture
A service management platform that is based on the TM Forum Open Digital Framework. Follow our latest Deliverable D6.6: Transforming Services with Orchestration and Automation (pdf). Read more...
OAV Community Portal
Applied OAV examples by country. Follow our community portal to see what NRENs are implementing in their own environments. Read more...
CNaaS - Campus Network Management-as-a-Service
Several European NRENs have started offering Campus Network Management as a Service (CNaaS) to their connected institutions, either because the end-institutions or the governments have requested them to do it. Defining the new model, automating the infrastructure and sharing the management are some of the new challenges to solve. Read more...
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