February 26, 2016

Telecoms Band Together to Virtualize and Open Source their Network Stacks

A group of telecommunication companies and their software providers have come together to bring Network Functions Virtualization their data centers. NFV is an industry-developed framework to virtualize telecom networks. The group, formed under the umbrella of European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is called OSM, which stands for Open Source MANO.

MANO, which stands for Management and Orchestration, is the part of the NFV framework consisting of orchestrator software, virtualized network functions manager (VNFM) and Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM). ... The OSM community is to deliver an open source MANO stack aligned with ETSI NFV Information Models. This stack is released under Apache Public License 2.0.

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