NETCONF/YANG vs TOSCA for NFV service orchestration is more of an academic discussion rather than a practical one.
To many, there is a misunderstanding on the exact place where TOSCA should be used vs NETCONF/YANG.
Trying to use one tool to do the other’s job is like fitting a square peg in round hole.
Remove one of them and you have removed all the flexibility of working with NFV in the NETWORKING environment.
And if you are a network engineer dealing with the routers, it is very important to understand the role of the two in order to avoid confusion working with multiple orchestration tools. Also understanding them may help you decide which skills to focus in future. [Continue reading]