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Webinar – OPNFV: The Foundation for Virtualized Networking

May 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) project within the Linux Foundation is not your typical open source networking project! It’s essentially a systems integration and testing project that pulls together relevant components from other open source projects “downstream” into a reference NFV Platform. Importantly, it also facilitates the development and evolution of NFV components by submitting user requirements “upstream.” In this way, it can be though of as “mid-stream” project that serves to accelerate the development of NFV products and services.

OPNFV performs system integration as an open community effort. The technical community mantra is “Create. Compose. Test. Deploy. Iterate.” which means OPNFV creates and evolves components in lock-step with upstream communities, composes and integrates those components, deploys and tests the integrated system, and finally publishes the test results – all in an iterative and fully automated way. This is an example of DevOps for networking in the open. OPNFV also works closely with end users to ensure the outputs are meeting their requirements and facilitate the software-defined transformation of their networks.

Coming off the project’s fourth major release, Danube, Heather Kirksey and Frank Brockners will show how OPNFV has evolved to further support the open source networking ecosystem—including OPNFV’s sophisticated Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) infrastructure, testing capabilities, and DevOps methodologies. They’ll also explain how to get involved and contribute to this dynamic and growing project.

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