November 13, 2018 in Blog

OPNFV Gambia — Doing what we do best while advancing cloud native

Author: Tim Irnich, former TSC Chair Today, the OPNFV community is pleased to announce the availability of Gambia, our seventh platform release! I am extremely proud of the way the…
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October 31, 2018 in Blog

Cross-Project Collaboration a Focus as Fifth OPNFV Plugfest Co-locates with Third ETSI Plugtest Event to Learn, Test and Integrate OPNFV Fraser

By: Pierre Lynch, Lead Technologist at Ixia Solutions Group, Keysight Technologies The OPNFV Plugfest was held the first week of June in conjunction – for the first time – with…
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May 23, 2018 in Blog

The (OPNFV) Doctor Is In

By Tomi Juvonen,  Technical Lead at Nokia and Doctor Project PTL This post was originally published on Nokia's blog and has been republished here with permission. Long ago, networks comprised…
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May 1, 2018 in Blog

OPNFV Fraser: Maturity and Cloud Native Integration for Developers and End Users Alike

By Tim Irnich, Chair, OPNFV Technical Steering Committee and Program Manager, Cloud, Open Source & Ecosystem at Ericsson Today, the Fraser release goes live. It’s an important milestone for OPNFV,…
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February 8, 2018 in Blog

Solving Problems Collaboratively at 4th OPNFV Plugfest for Euphrates and Beyond

By Ray Paik, OPNFV Senior Program Manager, The Linux Foundation The fourth OPNFV Plugfest, hosted by Intel at their Jones Farm Campus outside of Portland, OR was held on December 4-8, 2017.…
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February 6, 2018 in Blog

Crossing a New Milestone in NFV: Open Source Verification of Commercial Products

By Chris Donley, Sr Director, Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei; Chair, OPNFV Certification & Compliance Committee As we kick off 2018, the OPNFV Compliance & Certification committee—the members driven body within…
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February 1, 2018 in Blog

A 2017 Reflection: Transforming Networks Through Open Source NFV

Read the full 2017 OPNFV Year in Review report here. It is with gratitude and pleasure that I look back on our accomplishments of 2017 and with excitement for the…
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December 21, 2017 in Blog

Intern POV: Euphrates Plugfest

OPNFV interns Shrenik Jain and Aakash Kt had the opportunity to attend the recent Euphrates Plugfest, held at the Intel campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, December 5-9.  We had the chance to…
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December 13, 2017 in Blog

How Orange is Leveraging OPNFV for Full-Scale NFV Rollout

This post intially published to The New Stack By: Jehanne Savi, executive, All IT Strategic Programs, Orange Mandatory for the next generation of networks (such as 5G) and services, NFV transformation…
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November 28, 2017 in Blog

Invest in the future of NFV and your career at OPNFV Euphrates Plugfest, Dec 4-8

By Sandra Rivera, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation From December 4th through the 8th, Intel will host the OPNFV Euphrates Plugfest at its Jones…
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November 6, 2017 in Blog

Open Source Software and the Network of Tomorrow

This post originally appeared on the DARPA Hackfest blog.  When I look at innovative developments in software defined radio (SDR), I can’t help but view those in a larger context…
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October 26, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Book Preview #4: “DevOps for NFV: OPNFV Infrastructure and Continuous Integration

This post first appeared on Linux.com By Amar Kapadia In this article series, we have been discussing the Understanding OPNFV book. Previously, we talked about chapters 1-5 via an introduction…
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October 23, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Community Delivers Euphrates

By Tapio Tallgren Three years after its founding, OPNFV has carved out a solid niche in the industry as an NFV center of gravity, as an integrator of upstream projects,…
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October 19, 2017 in Blog

XCI: How OPNFV Slashed Upstream Integration from Months to Days

By Fatih Degirmenci, Yolanda Robla Mota, Markos Chandras The OPNFV Community will soon issue its fifth release, OPNFV Euphrates. Over the past four releases, the community has introduced different components…
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October 11, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Intern Spotlight: Shrenik Jain

We kicked off our intern program last summer and are pleased to have  welcomed an amazing group of young talent! They work directly with the community and receive hands-on development…
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October 5, 2017 in Blog

Virtual Central Office: Laying the Foundations From the Community

By: Hanen Garcia Gamardo, Technical Product Marketing Manager, Telco Solutions, Red Hat Today's challenge for communication service providers (CSPs) for delivering services as close as possible to customers cannot be…
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September 29, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Book Preview #3: All Roads Lead to OPNFV

This post first appeared on Linux.com By Amar Kapadia Previously in our discussion of the Understanding OPNFV book, we provided an introduction to network functions virtualization (NFV) and explored the…
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September 24, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Co-Hosts The Linux Foundation’s Inaugural Open Source Networking Days

This post first appeared on Linuxfoundation.org By: Arpit Joshipura One of my primary goals at The Linux Foundation is to foster innovation across the entire open source networking ecosystem. This…
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September 12, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Intern Spotlight: Aakash Kt

We have a thriving intern program and are pleased to welcome even more talented students to the OPNFV community! OPNFV interns work directly with the community and receive hands-on development…
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September 7, 2017 in Blog

Book Preview, part 2: OPNFV’s Role in Network Transformation

This post first appeared on LinuxFoundation.org By Amar Kapadia The Understanding OPNFV book takes an in-depth look at network functions virtualization (NFV) and provides a comprehensive overview of The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project.…
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August 29, 2017 in Blog

Book Preview: Understanding OPNFV

This post originally appeared on Linux.com By Amar Kapadia If telecom operators or enterprises were to build their networks from scratch today, they would likely build them as software-defined resources,…
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July 17, 2017 in Blog

Communications Service Providers increasingly using OPNFV for NFV Deployments

By Sandra Rivera, Vice President and General Manager, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation, and OPNFV Marketing Committee Chair During the recent OPNFV Summit in Beijing, we announced the results of…
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June 29, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Compliance Verification Program

By Wenjing Chu, Distinguished Engineer and Senior Director of Open Source and Standards at Huawei In the late 80’s, I was a college student studying computer science in the northwestern suburb…
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June 13, 2017 in Blog

Testing, MANO Integration, and Hardware Progress with Third OPNFV Plugfest, Hosted By Orange

By OPNFV Ambassador and community members, Morgan Richomme & Xiaolong Kong The third edition of the OPNFV Plugfest, jointly organized by OPNFV and Orange, was held at the Orange Gardens,…
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June 6, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Summit Keynote Preview: Q&A with HPE’s Prodip Sen

HPE’s Dr. Prodip Sen, CTO of NFV at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and OPNFV Board of Directors Chair, will deliver a keynote address during the upcoming OPNFV Summit focused on “Cloudification of…
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June 1, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Summit Keynote Preview: Q&A with ZTE

ZTE's Zhang Fan, Chief Architect of Packet Core, will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming OPNFV Summit focused on "NFV Practice for vEPC Commercial Network." Read  below for a preview of…
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May 24, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Summit Keynotes Highlight Next-Gen Networking Trends

First posted on Linux.com The countdown to this year’s OPNFV Summit is on! We’re headed to Beijing June 12-15 for four days of connecting global communities via tutorials, sessions, demos…
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May 19, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Webinar – The Foundation for Virtualized Networking

Content first posted on Linux.com Click HERE to register for this free webinar on Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV)…
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May 16, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Developer Spotlight: Sofia Wallin

The OPNFV community is comprised of a diverse set of active developers who are passionate about transforming the industry through open source NFV. This blog series highlights the people who…
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May 4, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Day: The Nuts and Bolts of Open Source NFV with OPNFV & OpenStack

The OPNFV community, comprised of a diverse ecosystem of developers, vendors, operators, end users and others working to integrate the end-to-end open networking stack, will be hosting an OPNFV Day…
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April 20, 2017 in Blog

From Santa Clara, with Love: OPNFV Highlights from Open Networking Summit 2017

The OPNFV community was out in full force during the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, CA earlier this month. With the announcement of our fourth platform release, OPNFV Danube,…
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April 4, 2017 in Blog

The Mighty Danube: OPNFV’s Milestone Fourth Release

By Tapio Tallgren The OPNFV community has achieved another milestone: its fourth release, Danube. I’d like to extend a big “thank you” to everyone who contributed to the release! Although…
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March 21, 2017 in Blog

SNAPS-OO Project Comes to OPNFV

By Guest Blogger Randy Levensalor, Lead Architect, Business Technologies, CableLabs This post first published on the CableLabs blog. In a previous blog, I have provided an overview of the SNAPS platform…
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March 16, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Intern Spotlight: Rohit Sakala

We kicked off our intern program last summer and are pleased to have  welcomed an amazing group of young talent! They work directly with the community and receive hands-on development…
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March 7, 2017 in Blog

How OPNFV Executed 32 Successful Test Sessions During Recent ETSI Plugtests

By Brady Johnson (Ericsson) and Prithiv Mohan (Intel) OPNFV recently had a chance to participate in the first ETSI NFV Plugtests, held January 23-February 3 in Madrid, Spain. As the first-ever…
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February 16, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Intern Spotlight: Shubham Rathi

We kicked off our intern program a few months back and are pleased to welcome our first group of OPNFV interns! They work directly with the community and receive hands-on…
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February 10, 2017 in Blog

Interoperability Testing Evolves With Second OPNFV Plugfest

  By Lincoln Lavoie, senior engineer, Broadband Technologies, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) Wrapping up the OPNFV Colorado release work in 2016, the OPNFV Plugfest and co-located Hackfest in…
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January 31, 2017 in Blog

OPNFV Intern Spotlight: Akshita Jha

We kicked off our intern program a few months back and are pleased to welcome our first group of OPNFV interns! They work directly with the community and receive hands-on…
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January 13, 2017 in Blog, Popular

2016 in Reflection: A Year of Transitions & Beginnings

A Message from the Board of Directors’ Chair By Prodip Sen As we begin 2017, OPNFV is now in its third year of existence. Where we are as a community…
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December 14, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Intern Spotlight: Zahra Jahedi

We kicked off our intern program earlier this year and are pleased to welcome our very first OPNFV interns! They work directly with the community and receive hands-on development experience…
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December 8, 2016 in Blog

What is Colorado 3.0?

By Tapio Tallgren We’ve just issued the latest iteration of the OPNFV platform, OPNFV Colorado 3.0. While the initial Colorado 1.0 release was a major milestone, the work on Colorado…
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December 5, 2016 in Blog

How OpenStack + OPNFV Can Help Keep Mobile Calls Connected

Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, creating a network outage during a keynote demo at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. This blog post first appeared on Linux.com and is…
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November 22, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Intern Spotlight: Daniel Tudares

We kicked off our intern program earlier this year and are pleased to welcome our very first OPNFV interns! They work directly with the community and receive hands-on development experience…
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November 16, 2016 in Blog

Interoperability Testing at the OPNFV Plugfest: Deployment, Network Integration and VNF Applications

By Lincoln Lavoie, senior engineer, Broadband Technologies, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) This post first published on the UNH-IOL blog We are looking forward to hosting the OPNFV…
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November 10, 2016 in Blog

Making OPNFV Work

By Tapio Tallgren, new OPNFV Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Chair I would like to introduce myself to those in OPNFV community who don’t yet know me and share some thoughts…
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October 6, 2016 in Blog

Skinned Knees and Strong Wills: Celebrating Two Years as a Project

This month marks our two-year anniversary as a project. In the grand scheme of things, two years is not very long, but I am constantly amazed at how far the…
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September 26, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV’s Colorado Release: Breaking Barriers

OPNFV formed almost two years ago with the intention of developing carrier networking needs for virtualization as a collaborative activity across a variety of open source communities.  This week, the…
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September 14, 2016 in Blog

Security Working Group Shares How OPNFV Earned a CII Best Practices Badge

This article was first published on Linux.com Security is always a hot-button issue, and one the folks at the OPNFV project take seriously. In fact, the project -- an integrated open…
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July 12, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Security in Focus

By Luke Hinds, principal software engineer, NFV Partner Engineering in the Office of Technology at Red Hat  NFV Security has recently become a hot topic and was a key theme discussed…
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July 8, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Board of Directors Welcomes new Silver Directors: John Zannos of Canonical and Bob Monkman of ARM

We are lucky to have a board of directors who are engaged and committed to helping OPNFV be successful. Our board is comprised of industry leaders whose purpose is to…
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June 21, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Summit Preview: Q&A with John Healy of Intel

John Healy, General Manager, Software Defined Networking Division, Datacenter Solutions Group at Intel, will deliver a keynote at the Berlin OPNFV Summit. Prior to the event, we engaged with John…
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June 10, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV’s Inaugural Plugfest Hosted by CableLabs

OPNFV’s first Plugfest was held at CableLabs’ facility in Louisville, CO. This event, which focused on deployment and integration of OPNFV as well as Virtual Network Function (VNF) applications, was…
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June 10, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Summit Preview: Q&A with Susan James of Ericsson

Susan James, head of Product Line NFV Infrastructure, Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson, will deliver a keynote at the OPNFV Summit  titled “Making OPNFV the Platform for Industry Growth”…
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April 29, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Brahmaputra 3.0 Brings Added Enhancements to Recent Platform Release

When we released OPNFV Brahmaputra almost two months ago, we committed to delivering the entire set of deployment scenarios incrementally, with additional scenarios becoming available in a set of monthly…
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March 29, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Developer Spotlight: Ildikó Váncsa

The OPNFV community is comprised of a diverse set of active developers who are passionate about transforming the industry through open source NFV. This new blog series highlights the people…
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March 17, 2016 in Blog

Inaugural OPNFV Plugfest Advances Integrated Testing

OPNFV will host the first OPNFV Plugfest, May 9-13, at our CableLabs campus in Louisville, CO, and I couldn’t be more excited. This is where some of the initial conversations…
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March 1, 2016 in Blog

Navigating the Brahmaputra

Facebook Twitter Google+ Share Today, we celebrate the second OPNFV platform release: Brahmaputra. I am so proud of the entire OPNFV community who have come together to create this incredibly…
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February 24, 2016 in Blog

OPNFV Developer Spotlight: Bin Hu

The OPNFV community is comprised of a diverse set of active developers who are passionate about transforming the industry through open source NFV. This new blog series highlights the people…
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January 20, 2016 in Blog

New White Paper Explores OpenStack and OPNFV Integration

NFV is picking up steam as more telecom and enterprise network operators recognize the scalability and flexibility of controlling their network functions via open source software and commercial off-the-shelf hardware.…
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December 18, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV Developer Spotlight: Maryam Tahhan

The OPNFV community is comprised of a diverse set of active developers who are passionate about transforming the industry through open source NFV. This new blog series highlights the people…
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December 16, 2015 in Blog

Swimming in the Brahmaputra: What’s Ahead for the Next OPNFV Release

The OPNFV community is hard at work on our second release, Brahmaputra, planned for February 2016. We’ve just hit Milestone D, which means the release is API and feature-complete! As…
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December 9, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV Board Removes Scope Constraints

OPNFV was started with the broad goal to create an open source, carrier grade platform for NFV and to accelerate the adoption of NFV products and services. In just one…
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November 11, 2015 in Blog

Survey Says: OPNFV Poised to Help Accelerate Adoption of Open NFV

Having just hit the one-year mark, we wanted to get a sense of how we’re doing from perspective of the telecom industry. So we commissioned Heavy Reading to conduct a…
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November 8, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV – Ready, Set….Go!

Thank you for your interest in the OPNFV Community! To make getting started with the community a smooth process, this post will guide you through the basics of our resources,…
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October 28, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV Developer Spotlight: Peter Lee

The OPNFV community is comprised of a diverse set of active developers who are passionate about transforming the industry through open source NFV. This new blog series highlights the people…
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October 12, 2015 in Blog

A View from the Board: OPNFV at One Year, Part 2

OPNFV has made great progress since we started the organization in September 2014. As a community, the OPNFV project represents the first time open software developers, architects and standards professionals…
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October 12, 2015 in Blog

A View From the Board: OPNFV at One Year, Part 1

This month marks the end of the third year of the engagement of the telecom industry with this thing we call Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Three years ago when a…
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October 1, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV Arno SR1 is Here

While much of the OPNFV community is engaged on the next milestone release, Brahmaputra, a team of developers has been hard at work making iterative updates and improvements to our first…
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August 31, 2015 in Blog

Inaugural OPNFV Summit Schedule Announced, Sessions Span Technical and Business Tracks

We are gearing up for our inaugural OPNFV Summit happening November 9-12 in Burlingame, CA. After reviewing an astounding 131 submissions, we are pleased to announced our final agenda that…
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August 20, 2015 in Blog

NFV Community Comes Together to Collaborate on the Future of the Industry

Marc Cohn, OpenDaylight board director and SVP of marketing for ClearPath Networks,  just posted a great summary of the most recent ETSI NFV ISG meeting to SDxCentral, entitled NFV Insider…
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August 7, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV Brahmaputra Begins to Emerge at OpenDaylight Summit

Our community is transitioning from the Arno release—where we constrained release activities to include only five projects—to our Brahmaputra release, where we may have more than thirty projects participating! This…
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July 31, 2015 in Blog

Test-Bed Infrastructure Helps Community Development of OPNFV

Last November, we started a project—codenamed ‘Pharos’—to develop a test-bed framework for creating a federated NFV test capability, hosted by OPNFV member companies from across the community. Nine months later,…
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June 12, 2015 in Blog

How OPNFV and ETSI NFV are Advancing NFV Adoption

ETSI was the birthplace of the NFV concept in 2012, and OPNFV was launched just two years later with many of the same members to help bring NFV from specs…
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June 4, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV’s First Milestone: A Toe-dip in the River

Eight months ago OPNFV began uniting the networking industry around a mission to bring NFV from specification to implementation. Because the challenges facing us as an industry around NFV are…
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May 15, 2015 in Blog

Highlights: OPNFV Mini Summit at NFV World Congress

It was great to be part of the inaugural NFV World Congress last week in San Jose. On Tuesday, we hosted an OPNFV mini-summit that was standing room only. After…
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March 20, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV Bridging Open Source Communities and Telcos

It has been a whirlwind two months since I joined OPNFV in January. I recently spent three weeks on the road getting to know our community and seeing OPNFV in…
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March 10, 2015 in Blog

OPNFV Community Comes Together to Define its First Software Release

Open source communities thrive on healthy arguments and collaboration to develop code that can solve real world problems. In the past few weeks the OPNFV community had two such face-to-face…
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February 3, 2015 in Blog

Open Collaboration is Paving the Path for NFV

I am thrilled to be joining OPNFV as its Director of NFV working directly with those who are committed to advancing open source NFV for all. I am excited about…
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December 17, 2014 in Blog

OPNFV – Our First 90 Days

In 2014, the widespread interest in creating a platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) was evident across all sectors. NFV is moving out of the labs and into the field.…
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October 27, 2014 in Blog

Industry Leaders Talk Open Source NFV at World Congress

With 1,300 attendees--nearly double from last year--SDN OpenFlow & World Congress in Dusseldorf was a melting pot of ideas that reflected the growing interest and demand for NFV. It was…
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October 10, 2014 in Blog

We Launched, Now What?

Highlights from OPNFV’s first week When the OPNFV Project launched last week there was a lot of excitement surrounding the news with carriers and vendors alike showing tremendous support. Significant…
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September 30, 2014 in Blog

Open Source Drives Innovation in Another Multi-Billion Dollar Market: World’s Largest Carriers, Vendors to Bring Virtualization

Guest post from Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation today is announcing a new Collaborative Project, Open Platform for NFV, or OPNFV. It involves nearly 40 companies…
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September 30, 2014 in Blog

Enabling the Transition: Introducing OPNFV, an integral step towards NFV adoption

Guest post by Marc Cohn, Market Development, Ciena Corporation Next month marks the two year anniversary of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), which has taken the industry by storm and transformed…
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