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OPNFV Project Launches New Conference to Advance Open Source Network Functions Virtualization

By February 24, 2015November 28th, 2016Announcements

Inaugural summit brings together service providers, networking industry and open source communities to discuss open source NFV

SAN FRANCISCO, February 24, 2015 – The OPNFV Project, a community-led industry supported open source reference platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced the creation of the OPNFV Summit and call for speaking proposals. The goal of the Summit is to enable collaboration between the service providers, networking industry and open source communities to advance the development and adoption of an open source NFV platform. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, the inaugural OPNFV Summit will take place in Burlingame, Calif., November 11-12, 2015.

Speaker proposals are now being accepted for the Summit. The deadline to submit a proposal is Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

NFV is revolutionizing the networking industry by allowing service providers to deliver new services to their customers more quickly while significantly reducing both operating and capital expenditures. The OPNFV Summit is uniting the communities, projects, products and companies that are driving today’s NFV ecosystems, along with best practices from the world of open source software and collaborative development.

“The OPNFV project is unique as it aims to build a carrier-grade NFV platform by integrating and testing existing open source software components and contributing back into upstream communities based on NFV requirements,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “The Summit will offer plenty of opportunities for collaboration between open source communities and industry experts, to work with the code and the developers who are solving the real-world problems.”

OPNFV Summit includes keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on design workshops hosted by industry leaders on topics that will include, but are not limited to:

●Building the OPNFV community

●OPNFV and standards bodies

●OPNFV operations and applications

●OPNFV performance and security

●OPNFV use cases

●Working with the OPNFV code and upstream projects

●Organizational impacts of OPNFV

The Summit also includes a Hackfest on November 9-10, 2015. The Hackfest is an opportunity for developers and community members to come together to contribute to ongoing projects and the OPNFV codebase.

Early registration closes June 1, 2015 after which the conference price will increase from $199 to $299. To register for the OPNFV Summit, please visit:

To view the OPNFV Summit 2015 sponsorship prospectus, please visit:

About Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)

Open Platform for NFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV. It brings together service providers, vendors and users to collaborate in an open forum on advancing the state-of-the-art in NFV. For more information, please visit:

OPNFV is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

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Prathima Ramesh
OPNFV Project