We’ve noted in the past that two Linux Foundation open source projects seemed to be working on similar things: The Open-O project and open source ECOMP. Today, the Linux Foundation announced that the two groups are merging.
The new name for the combined group is the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). The goal of ONAP is to enable end users to design, orchestrate, manage, and automate network services and virtual functions. It was only logical for these two groups to merge. They were doing many of the same things, and they were both hosted by the Linux Foundation. What’s fascinating is that the new group brings AT&T together with two major Chinese mobile operators.
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