The architecture illustrates key relationships across all technology and standards development activities. Specifically, it demonstrates the relationships of service designs and data elements; leverage existing architectures while evolving based on new ATIS technology programs; create common definitions, lexicons and taxonomies; illustrate synergies; reduce design redundancies; and improve the technology and standards development lifecycle. ATIS views the architecture as dynamic and a “living effort.” It will evolve with technology changes and members’ business needs.
The first iteration is a “current view” architecture, depicting network functionality as it exists today. It was developed by architects from Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, GENBAND, Ericsson, Harris, Neustar and Verizon, and it has already been used by the Cybersecurity Focus Group to align trust zones with other ATIS activities. This current view will serve as a baseline for a future view, which will be developed in the near future by evaluating the impact of emerging disruptive technologies such as software-defined networking, over-the-top services, and virtualization.
Access an overview presentation on the Reference Architecture: Current View RA — Overview
Access detailed information about the Reference Architecture: Current View RA — Details
Moving forward, ATIS will:
ATIS Board member companies are invited to name representatives to participate in the ad hoc group to progress the future view RA.
Please contact Jim McEachern for additional information.