March 22, 2018

LF Networking, OCP Collaborate on Creating Open Source SDN, NFV Software Stacks

On the eve of next week’s ONS North America event, The Linux Foundation and the Open Compute Project (OCP) launched a collaborative effort to drive the development of open source networking based on software and hardware solutions.

Under the terms of the agreement, the two organizations will create stronger integration and testing, new open networking features, more scalability, a reduction in CAPEX/OPEX, greater harmonization with switch network operating systems and increased interoperability for NFV network transitions.

As the telecom and IT industries have virtualized more network functions, which has resulted in the disaggregation of hardware and software, the interest in open source at both layers has continued to rise.

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