Our Mission

OPNFV facilitates the development and evolution of NFV components across various open source ecosystems. Through system level integration, deployment and testing, OPNFV creates a reference NFV platform to accelerate the transformation of enterprise and service provider networks. Participation is open to anyone, whether you are an employee of a member company or just passionate about network transformation.

As an open source project, OPNFV is uniquely positioned to bring together the work of standards bodies, open source communities, and commercial suppliers to deliver a de facto NFV platform for the industry. The reference platform is made up of a set of software artifacts and a methodology. By integrating components from upstream projects, the community is able to conduct performance and use case-based testing on a variety of solutions to ensure the platform’s suitability for NFV use cases. OPNFV works upstream with other open source communities to bring both contributions and learnings from its work directly to those communities in the form of blueprints, patches, and new code.

OPNFV builds NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) and Virtualized Infrastructure Management (VIM) by integrating components from upstream projects such as OpenDaylight, OVN, OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph, KVM, Open vSwitch, and Linux. OPNFV includes a portfolio of forwarding solutions FD.io and DPDK and runs on both Intel and ARM commercial and white-box hardware, and includes Management and Network Orchestration (MANO) components primarily for application composition and management.

We’re fostering a diverse community of developers who bring different needs, ideas and knowledge to the table. This means faster time to market and stronger code. We hope you’ll join OPNFV as we work together to affect the game-changing networking transformation that is NFV.


Develop an integrated and tested open source platform that can be used to build NFV functionality–accelerating the introduction of new products and services

Include participation of leading end users to validate that OPNFV meets the needs of user community

Contribute to and participate in relevant open source projects that will be leveraged in the OPNFV platform; ensuring consistency, performance and interoperability among open source components

Establish an ecosystem for NFV solutions based on open standards and software to meet the needs of end users

Promote OPNFV as the preferred platform and community for open source NFV