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Software-Defined Networking Is Harmonizing for Networking's Future

Heather Kirksey held up her smartphone. "How often do you stare at your smartphone? How often do you use the Internet on your phone?" asked the vice president of network functions virtualization (NFV) and director at the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), speaking at the Open Networking Summit. "That's...
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LF Networking, OCP Collaborate on Creating Open Source SDN, NFV Software Stacks

On the eve of next week’s ONS North America event, The Linux Foundation and the Open Compute Project (OCP) launched a collaborative effort to drive the development of open source networking based on software and hardware solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, the two organizations will create...
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Arpit Joshipura
Arpit Joshipura, Networking General Manager at The Linux Foundation, discussed open source networking trends at Open Source Summit Europe.

Open Source Networking and a Vision of Fully Automated Networks

Ever since the birth of local area networks, open source tools and components have driven faster and more capable network technologies forward. At the recent Open Source Summit event in Europe, Arpit Joshipura, Networking General Manager at The Linux Foundation, discussed his vision of open source...
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Irresistible Appeal of Open Source

Telecom companies have always cooperated in development of standards. It’s essential for interoperability – otherwise each company’s customers would only be able to interact with its other customers. But there’s a difference between agreeing on standards and sharing software. Illustrating the...
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Open source harmonization
Figure 4 from a new Linux Foundation white paper on networking harmonization depicts the high-level goals for harmonization that are already under consideration by The Linux Foundation, standards development organizations, and open source communities.

New Linux Foundation White Paper: Harmonizing Open Source and Standards in SDN

At the recent Open Networking Summit, the SDN/NFV community convened in Santa Clara to share, learn, collaborate, and network about one of the most pervasive industry transformations of our time. lf_standardsopensource_whitepaper_042517_cover.jpg The Linux Foundation This year’s...
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NFV vs. VNF: What's the Difference?

NFV versus VNF: SDN engineer Darien Hirotsu explains the differences between network functions virtualization and virtual network functions.  Networking professionals sometimes use the terms virtual network functions, or VNF, and network functions virtualization, or NFV, interchangeably, which can...
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Open source practices
Enterprises are ramping up adoption of open source software and increasingly creating their own open source tools.

As the Software Supply Chain Shifts, Enterprise Open Source Programs Ramp Up

Today’s software supply chain is fundamentally different than it was only a few years ago, and open source programs at large enterprises are helping to drive that trend. According to Sonatype’s 2016 State of the Software Supply Chain enterprises are both turning to existing open source projects to...
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CORD Partners with xRAN to Bring SDN to the RAN

The Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) open source project is partnering with the xRAN Foundation. The two groups plan to work on a software-based, extensible Radio Access Network (xRAN) architecture. Apparently, the xRAN Foundation is a new standards group that was formed in...
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China Mobile
China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies.

How China Mobile Is Using Linux and Open Source

China Mobile is one of the biggest telecom companies in the world, with more than 800 million users in China -- all of whom are served with open source technologies. During the 2016 Mobile World Congress, China Mobile declared that the operational support system running their massive network would...
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Carriers Going All-In: How NFV And SDN Will Evolve The Telecom Industry

Service providers have historically relied on dedicated hardware to deliver their cloud-based functions. But software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are freeing up carriers to use virtualized appliances or less expensive hardware to deliver the same services. As...
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