Top 3 NFV & SDN Open Source Trends in 2016


The first few years of open source work on software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) were defined by some nebulous goals. But this year, three clear trends emerged from the haze.

First, the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) became really popular. It garnered so much attention in 2016 that its originator — On.Lab‘s Open Network Operating System (ONOS) — established CORD as a separate open source entity. 

Secondly, where there had been a void in the area of management and network orchestration (MANO), suddenly there was a glut. Two competing groups established MANO open source projects. And a service provider, AT&T, even jumped into the open source MANO fray.

Finally, the MEF’s Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) looks as if it might become more relevant than expected.

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