OPNFV Announces Agenda for Third-Annual Open Source NFV Summit in June

By April 27, 2017Announcements

Open source organization unites global networking community to accelerate end-to-end NFV innovations

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2017–The OPNFV Project, an open source project that facilitates the development and evolution of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) components across various open source ecosystems through collaborative upstream development, integration, deployment, and testing, today announced the initial session agenda for its third-annual OPNFV Summit. Hosted by LF Asia, LLC, the Summit takes place June 12-15 in Beijing, and brings together key developers, communities, and organizations within the networking industry.

The largest gathering of OPNFV developers and community members from across the globe, OPNFV Summit is an ​annual ​conference ​to ​collaborate, ​innovate ​and ​explore ​the ​latest ​developments in NFV through keynotes, breakout sessions and technical workshops hosted by industry leaders in the NFV ecosystem. This year’s diverse set of session tracks include: Community and Upstream; Futures and Research; NFV Applications and Orchestration; NFV Platform Requirements; NFV Strategy and End User Stories; and Testing, Infrastructure and DevOps.

“OPNFV Summit is a collaborative forum for addressing industry needs and solving today’s most pressing problems in an open environment,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “We are pleased to host this year’s event in Beijing and leverage the tremendous industry momentum occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. We have an exciting program that includes a diverse set of presentations and discussions from speakers and participants across the globe.”

The first two days of the Summit, June 12-13, will feature a developer Design Summit where the technical community will convene to continue work on the next OPNFV release, OPNFV Euphrates. Euphrates represents the project’s fifth release, targeted for fall 2017. Plenary sessions, project breakouts, networking events, and co-located full- and half-day events from upstream projects will also be held on these days. The next two days, June 14-15, will feature a Summit conference with keynotes, breakout sessions, a technology showcase, Idea Nest, OpenStack Training, networking opportunities and much more.

For the full Summit agenda, please visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/opnfv-summit/program/schedule.

Standard registration ends May 12, 2017, after which pricing increases from $350 to $450 USD. To register for the OPNFV Summit, please visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/opnfv-summit/attend/registration.

Members of the media who would like to reserve a complimentary press pass to OPNFV Summit should contact pr@opnfv.org.

OPNFV Summit is made possible with generous support from sponsors, including Diamond sponsor Huawei and Platinum sponsors Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Intel, and ZTE. A full list of Summit sponsors is available here: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/opnfv-summit/sponsors/our-sponsors

About Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)

Open Platform for NFV (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. 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