OPNFV member base grows as SUSE commits to help advance state-of-the-art open source NFV platform
SAN FRANCISCO, December 8, 2015 — The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced that SUSE has joined as a Platinum member to advance open source NFV. The company joins existing Platinum members AT&T, Brocade, China Mobile, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nokia Networks, NTT DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, and ZTE.
SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 23 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help their customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services.
“For both enterprises and communications technology companies, software-defined networking has become a critical element of developing and delivering next-generation services,” said Michael Miller, vice president of global alliances and marketing at SUSE. “We’re excited to engage and contribute to the OPNFV project because working together as a community we will deliver a common, open source platform that will accelerate innovation and benefit all our partners and customers.”
“We’re pleased to welcome SUSE as the newest OPNFV Platinum member,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “SUSE’s expertise in both open source and enterprise software is an integral addition to our collaborative efforts of advancing open source NFV.”
Alan Clark, director of industry initiatives, emerging standards and open source at SUSE will join the OPNFV board of directors. He also serves as the OpenStack chair of the board of directors and brings a wealth of open source experience to OPNFV. SUSE has been actively involved in many upstream communities including Ceph, KVM and OpenStack.
With more than 100 developers from both commercial suppliers and service providers collaborating on the development of an open source, carrier-grade, integrated platform for NFV, the project is hard at work on its second release, Brahmaputra, due early next year. Brahmaputra will bring additional projects and features to the platform as well as increased documentation. Details on the first OPNFV release, Arno, are available here.
About the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
Open Platform for NFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible 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 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.