Many service providers have deployed network function virtualization (NFV) software but few have the tools in place to orchestrate and manage NFV software from multiple vendors. To foster interoperability, a series of initiatives and services have been launched to help organizations determine what NFV software is compatible with a specific management and network orchestration (MANO) platforms.
Here is a list of some of the NFV interoperability initiatives:
- ETSI has launched a series of “plug-fest” events as part of its role in defining standards for the telecommunications industry. Participants include nearly 30 leading vendors.
- Canonical has launched a VNF Performance Interoperability Lab that is an extension of the interoperability work is performs for the OpenStack community.
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