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Forbes: The Linux Foundation Is Changing The Fabric Of Networking

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Chances are you’re familiar with Linux, but for tech novices, it’s a collection of open-source software built upon the Linux kernel (the core of a computer operating system). Linux was first released in 1991 at about the same time I joined a small computer company in Austin, Texas that had a crazy notion to sell personal computers over the phone.

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TelecomTV: Testing collaboration between OPNFV and ETSI NFV

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Once the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG) had defined NFV, its members recognised the need for open source to validate NFV activities. Hence after completing the initial phase of the NFV definition, many of the ISG companies collectively created the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) to look at integration and operational issues. These two groups continue to push the development of NFV, and central to both is testing and open source collaboration. But how exactly are OPNFV and ETSI NFV ISG collaborating, and what can the industry expect in the coming year?

Watch the interview with Pierre Lynch, Lead Technologist, Ixia Solutions Group, Keysight Technologies on TelecomTV: http://www.telecomtv.com/articles/ons/testing-collaboration-between-opnfv-and-etsi-nfv-16616/

SDxCentral: OCP and Linux Foundation Bring Hardware Together with Software

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SAN JOSE, California — Disaggregation of hardware and software has created interest in open source at both layers of networks. But in an acknowledgement that these layers still need to work together, yesterday, the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) group and the Open Compute Project (OCP) announced they plan to collaborate to harmonize hardware and software.

“The leader in open hardware, OCP, and the leader in open source software, the Linux Foundation, are coming together to provide an end-to-end stack,” said Arpit Joshipura, LFN’s general manager.

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SDxCentral: OPNFV Certifies NFV Infrastructure Via Verification Program

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The OPNFV open source project today announced its OPNFV Verified Program (OVP), which will bring consistency to certification of network functions virtualization (NFV) components at the infrastructure level.

OPNFV has been helping vendors and service providers by testing NFV components across various open source ecosystems. Its new OVP initiative will formalize this process and even provide a “OVP certified” logo to components that comply.

Read more at SDxCentral.