Tags: network function virtualization

OPNFV Begins Its Colorado Trail

OPNFV today issued its third software release, ending the agonizing six-month period in which folks had to pronounce and spell Brahmaputra. (See OPNFV Issues Third Software Release.) This latest release continues the river theme but is sensibly named Colorado: It has other advantages as...
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The OPNFV project turns two this fall. Here, OPNFV Director Heather Kirksey offers a preview of her upcoming LinuxCon presentation discussing the current state of the project: “Learning to Swim Upstream: OPNFV’s Approach to Upstream Integration.”

OPNFV’s Path to Network Transformation

The OPNFV project will turn two this October and, says OPNFV Director Heather Kirksey, like any two-year-old, it’s eagerly figuring out the world and how to interact with it -- “sometimes through the occasional skinned knee but also with the excitement of learning and accomplishing new things.”...
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In their upcoming talk at LinuxCon, Kyle Mestery and Justin Pettit will cover the current status of the Open Virtual Networking project.

Open Source OVN to Offer Solid Virtual Networking For OpenStack

Open Virtual Networking (OVN) is a new open source project that brings virtual networking to the Open vSwitch user community and aims to develop a single, standard, vendor-neutral protocol for the virtualization of network switching functions. In their upcoming talk at LinuxCon North America in...
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OPNFV Project Scales Up Network Functions Virtualisation Ecosystem

The OPNFV Project,  the Linux Foundation’s open source network functions virtualistion (NFV) platform development organisation, has announced an expansion of its R&D capabilities and an internship programme to help further develop the worldwide NFV ecosystem. The...
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Ciena Says Toolkit Makes DevOps Easier

Ciena is unveiling a new software toolkit for its Blue Planet orchestration platform designed to help network operators embrace a DevOps approach to adding new services and features to their virtualized network infrastructure. The new tools can be used by telecom operators' own personnel or in...
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Users Cite Management Challenges With Network Virtualization

Any IT professional looking at software-defined networking (SDN) implementation will need to have a long and in-depth discussion about network virtualization (NV) with management tool vendors. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research has found that the majority of early adopters have...
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It’s Surprising Who’s Using NFV MANO Code From Cloudify

There’s been so much flurry around NFV management and network orchestration (MANO) in 2016 that GigaSpaces’ Cloudify Project kind of flew under the radar. GigaSpaces, a company that offers a data scalability platform, has created some MANO software named Cloudify, and...
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Putting Purpose-Built Performance in NFV

As the network functions virtualization (NFV) revolution comes to service provider and cloud communities, there are some concerns about this new technology. One of the major questions is how to design enough performance in NFV to keep pace in high-subscriber, mission-...
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Verizon Deploys NFV Infrastructure Platform From Interchangeable Parts

MetTel has joined the competitive carrier movement to offer a SD-WAN service for enterprise and medium-sized business, challenging incumbent players like AT&T and Verizon with an alternative service. Software defined-wide area networking is finding relevance with a host of industry verticals,...
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How to Plan for SDN & NFV Success

2016 will be an inflection point for SDN and NFV. Momentum is shifting from early adopters to an early majority of communication service providers. But as telecommunications organizations begin to move from intent to action, what is the best way for them to map out an aggressive but viable long-...
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