Additional members show increased commitment to accelerate the implementation of open source network functions virtualization
SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2015 — The OPNFV Project, a community-led industry- supported open source reference platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced that Dialogic, H3C and Qosmos® are joining the project to advance the industry’s first integrated, open source NFV platform. The project has 52 members who have invested funds and resources to accelerate the implementation of open source NFV.
The OPNFV project was launched in September 2014 with an intention of developing an open source reference platform for NFV. The community, gearing up for its first code release, has been growing steadily with widespread support from service providers, vendors and open source communities.
“The networking industry is eager to unlock the immense potential of NFV quickly with open source software development,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “Our newest members add strength to the community with their knowledge on networking software solutions, IP-based solutions and network intelligence technologies, which are valuable to build the first ever open source reference platform for NFV.”
More on the newest OPNFV members, listed in alphabetical order:
Dialogic is a global leader in providing networking software and infrastructure solutions that inspires the world’s leading service providers and application developers to elevate the performance of media-rich communications across the most advanced networks.
“Dialogic is active in developing NFV technologies with a strong focus on software-based infrastructure projects,” said Jim Machi, senior vice president of product management and marketing, Dialogic. “We are eager to collaborate with the industry and share our expertise to speed the implementation of open source NFV platform.”
Based in Hangzhou, China, H3C is a global supplier of IP-based products and solutions. H3C offers a full series of IP products and solutions, including networking, security, management software, wireless, and more.
“H3C believes firmly that open source software will help bring innovative network solutions faster to market,” said Xuejun You, vice president, H3C. “Our contributions to OPNFV will help us accelerate H3C’s goal of building a new IT architecture to help develop new solutions to our customers.”
Qosmos leads the market for embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and network intelligence technology used in physical, SDN and NFV architectures. The company supplies software to vendors who embed real-time application awareness in their products for traffic optimization, service chaining, quality of service, analytics, cyber security and more.
“Given Qosmos’ focus on developing products that provide real-time network intelligence in SDN and NFV environments, it is natural for us to invest in the development of open source NFV platforms,” said Erik Larsson, vice president of marketing, Qosmos. “We are eager to share our expertise in network intelligence technology with the OPNFV community.”
Anyone can participate in the OPNFV community regardless of affiliation or location. Technology contributions, concepts or ideas can be shared here. Join the discussions, listen to the debates and contribute to the advancement of open source NFV.
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: http://www.opnfv.org.
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. www.linuxfoundation.org