AT&T: OPNFV Can Bring Open Source Sanity

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Toby Ford, assistant vice president, Cloud Technology, Strategy & Planning at AT&T Inc., said in a BCE keynote that Open Platform for NFV Project will be the natural place for evaluating the work of efforts such as OPEN-Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O), Open Source MANO (OSM) and possibly AT&T’s internally developed platform, ECOMP, which it may be releasing to open source.

“There is enormous interest in orchestration and covering the MANO part of ETSI’s NFV,” he said. That has spawned efforts such as those named above. “Somehow that has to be resolved and the fair playing field of OPNFV will be the place to do that.”

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