September 14, 2018 in Community News

Forbes: The Linux Foundation Is Changing The Fabric Of Networking

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…
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August 16, 2018 in Community News

Fierce Telecom: Special Report—How service providers are using containers and Kubernetes

The planets are aligning for both telco service providers and enterprises to tap into containers to help them manage their multicloud environments as well as scale out new services and…
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May 1, 2018 in Community News

SDxCentral: OPNFV’s 6th Release Brings Testing Capabilities That Orange Is Already Using

The Linux Foundation’s ​OPNFV Project​ today issued its sixth platform release, named Fraser,​ adding more support for cloud native applications. And the release brings new testing capabilities that are already being…
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April 20, 2018 in Community News

TelecomTV: Testing collaboration between OPNFV and ETSI NFV

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…
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March 21, 2018 in Community News

TelecomPaper: ETSI, OPNFV announce co-located testing, interoperability events

ETSI and OPNFV will co-locate their next community testing events in Sophia Antipolis, France. The third ETSI NFV Plugtests event will be held between 29 May and 8 June, and…
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March 21, 2018 in Community News

FierceTelecom: LF Networking, OCP collaborate on creating open source SDN, NFV software stacks

On the eve of next week’s ONS North America event, The Linux Foundation and the Open Compute Project (OCP) launched a collaborative effort to drive the development of open source networking…
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March 21, 2018 in Community News

SDxCentral: OCP and Linux Foundation Bring Hardware Together with Software

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,…
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February 7, 2018 in Community News

FierceTelecom: OPNFV verification program establishes testing, deployment methods to simplify NFV adoption

The​ OPNFV Project​ has introduced the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP)​ with an eye toward simplifying adoption of commercial NFV products. ​ OVP establishes an industry threshold based on OPNFV capabilities and test…
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February 7, 2018 in Community News

Light Reading: OPNFV Unveils Vendor Verification Program

The OPNFV Project has created a testing and verification process that lets vendors determine whether their commercial products comply with its initial criteria for key elements such as a NFV…
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February 7, 2018 in Community News

SDxCentral: OPNFV Certifies NFV Infrastructure Via Verification Program

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…
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February 7, 2018 in Community News

RCR Wireless: OPNFV Verified Program aims to ease NFV adoption

The​ OPNFV Project​ recently announced the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP)​ in an effort to ease the adoption of commercial network functions virtualization (NFV) products. The purpose of the program, according…
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October 26, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV Euphrates release addresses open-source NFV testing, interoperability

OPNFV has released OPNFV Euphrates, the project’s fifth platform release, focused on enabling service providers to accelerate network functions virtualization (NFV) transformation via open-source NFV. A key element of the…
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October 26, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV Supports Containerized OpenStack and Kubernetes

The OPNFV Project today announced availability of its fifth platform release — Euphrates. It’s the first release that delivers container integration and Kubernetes support. It gives the ability to deploy…
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October 26, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV’s Euphrates Sails Toward Cloud-Native Shores

Open source group OPNFV is taking a big step forward in the cloud-native direction with its latest release, Euphrates, announced today at the Open Network Summit Europe event in Prague.…
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July 7, 2017 in Community News

Cross-community collaboration: strengthening ties with OPNFV

Collaboration is crucial in the land of open source, and with the rapid growth of projects and communities, cross-community activities are more important than ever. As an example of OpenStack’s…
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July 7, 2017 in Community News

What are the key enablers for the success of commercial NFV deployment? How does OPNFV/Open Source help facilitate that? – Part 1

Panel Discussion Depending on whom you talk to there are many enablers for CSP success in NFV deployment – interoperability, orchestration, dev ops, back office agility, the list goes on.…
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June 20, 2017 in Community News

China Is Driving To 5G And IoT Through Global Collaboration

Telecoms and cloud service providers are gearing up for two of the largest functional changes in decades: The Internet of Things (IoT) which is happening now and 5G which is…
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June 20, 2017 in Community News

Enea and ARM Help Create a Desktop OPNFV Lab

Four vendors collaborated to create a miniature OPNFV developer’s lab in a box. The Swedish software vendor Enea worked with ARM, Marvell, and PicoCluster to create the NFV PicoPod. The…
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June 20, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV Summit Comes at Critical Time

The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) holds its annual summit in Beijing next week, and as this particular open source effort moves closer to commercial deployment, both vendors and other…
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June 20, 2017 in Community News

Service Providers’ Confidence in Open NFV is Growing, Survey Finds

NFV adoption may still be in its relatively early stage, but a new joint report from OPNFV and Heavy Reading says that service provider confidence around open NFV is growing.…
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June 20, 2017 in Community News

Technologies like NFV put Telecom Industry at the forefront of Digital Transformation

The OPNFV summit 2017 saw an august gathering of developers, end-users and various communities who work towards the emerging Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies. Read more at Daily Host News
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June 20, 2017 in Community News

NFV: Keeping Hope Alive with the OPNFV

For the most part, NFV has been like a once-in-a-generation draft pick in sports: untapped potential, game-changing abilities and the promise of a bright future. But unlike Bryce Harper or…
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June 20, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV is Accelerating Open Source NFV Adoption

The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), has announced at the OPNFV Summit…
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June 20, 2017 in Community News

What Carriers Want From OPNFV

Carriers have a variety of hopes for OPNFV, but interoperability and integration top the list, according to a Heavy Reading survey presented today at the OPNFV Summit in Beijing. Read…
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April 19, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV issues fourth release, Danube

The OPNFV Project has announced the availability of OPNFV Danube, the project’s fourth platform release, representing an evolutionary turning point for OPNFV. OPNFV Daube introduces new architectural components and improvements…
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April 13, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV Crosses Into MANO With Danube

The OPNFV Project took a big step up its evolutionary ladder with this week's release of Danube, which now supports Management and Orchestration (MANO) across end-to-end open networking stacks. Read…
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April 13, 2017 in Community News

Status Report for OPNFV – the Blue Danube Release

Heather Kirksey provides a status update on OPNFV as the project makes its fourth major release -- Danube. See the video from Converge! Network Digest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pLlP6KBgDc  
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April 13, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV unveils Danube release to bolster open source NFV adoption

The Linux Foundation’s Open Platform for NFV project launched its fourth platform release, dubbed “Danube,” which the organization said provides key architectural components and improvements designed to foster the adoption…
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April 13, 2017 in Community News

The OPNFV Garage: Making Open Networking Work Together

OPNFV is a project within the Linux Foundation that creates reference designs and then tests and reports on the integration of disparate open-source networking projects. The OPNFV announced its latest…
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April 13, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV issues its fourth release, Danube

The OPNFV Project announced the availability of its fourth platform release, OPNFV Danube, representing an evolutionary turning point for OPNFV. The release, named after Europe's second-largest river, brings together full next-generation networking…
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April 13, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV’s Danube Dubbed ‘Milestone’ Release

OPNFV was launched in 2014 to become the "glue" that knit together the diverse piece parts needed for network functions virtualization to work. With its Danube release, the open source…
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March 6, 2017 in Community News

Why Open Source is Like a Team Sport

Heather Kirksey likes to call them as she sees them. As director for Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) — a role she alternatively describes as coach, nerd matchmaker and diplomat…
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February 24, 2017 in Community News

Tying together the many open source projects in networking

The Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) is driven more by iterative code releases than by heavyweight up-front standardization efforts. Read more at opensource.com.
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February 17, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV Tests its Software on OCP Hardware

LAKE TAHOE, California — The OPNFV open source group has released the report for its second plugfest, conducted in December. The plugfest was notable for testing OPNFV software on Open…
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February 16, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV’s Second Plugfest Tackles OCP & Open-O Integration

OPNFV made progress at its second Plugfest in advancing interoperability with other open source platforms, notably integration of the OPNFV platform with both the Open Compute Project and Open Orchestrator…
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February 16, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV Nearing Commercial Deployment

The somewhat long-awaited report on OPNFV's December Plugfest emerged this morning, revealing no major surprises but taking some steps forward on integration with other open source projects, namely the Open…
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February 3, 2017 in Community News

OPNFV set to release fourth NFV platform under ‘Danube’ moniker

The Linux Foundation’s Open Platform for NFV project is looking to unveil a new platform release over the next two months, which will be the fourth platform targeting open source…
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January 23, 2017 in Community News

Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different…
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January 11, 2017 in Community News

Why Open Source is Rising Up the Networking Stack in 2017

With 2016 behind us, we can reflect on a landmark year where open source migrated up the stack. As a result a new breed of open service orchestration projects were…
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December 28, 2016 in Community News

What To Expect From Networking In 2017

Each year we try to lay out what businesses should expect in the upcoming year in the networking market. This year we expect to see a lot of changes as…
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December 26, 2016 in Community News

Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms

It's no secret that females are underrepresented in the comms, and larger technology, industry. According to Census Bureau data, women only make up about one fourth, or 26.5%, of tech…
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December 8, 2016 in Community News

Linux Foundation adds an open source networking specialist to the team

Arpit Joshipura a veteran tech executive who has worked at Dell, Ericsson and Nortel In recognition of the increasingly central role open source technology has played for the networking sector,…
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November 24, 2016 in Community News

Open Source NFV Project to Host 2017 Summit in Beijing

The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced the 2017 OPNFV Summit will…
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November 22, 2016 in Community News

Dialogic Tests Its Virtual Network Functions with OPNFV Code

Dialogic, a company that provides communications applications, today rolled out a cloud and network functions virtualization (NFV) test bed. Its NFV proving ground is based on the OPNFV code for a virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM). Dialogic is a member…
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November 22, 2016 in Community News

OPNFV Colorado Increases Functionality, Improves Collaboration

The number of significant open source projects related to networking, automation, and orchestration likely number in the dozens. The reasons for this plethora of projects range from politics to pragmatism,…
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November 22, 2016 in Community News

OPNFV Demonstrates How to Cut the Cord from Proprietary Hardware Designs

There are few things more frustrating than a dropped call. At the keynote during OpenStack Barcelona 2016 conference, the folks behind the Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization Project (OPNFV) demonstrated, in a most…
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July 8, 2016 in Community News

RCR Wireless: OPNFV survey shows nearly all telecom operators on board with NFV

A recent survey released by the Linux Foundation’s Open Platform for NFV Project, found an increasingly small percentage of telecom operators have not yet planned for network functions virtualization. Read…
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July 8, 2016 in Community News

ITProPortal: OPNFV important to NFV success, survey says

Just 21 months in, OPNFV will deliver on its promise of accelerating NFV. This is what pretty much all (99 per cent) telecommunications operators polled by Heavy Reading think. Read more at…
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July 8, 2016 in Community News

Silicon ES: OPNFV is revealed as “essential” industry platform for Teleco

Read the translated article at Silicon ES.
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July 8, 2016 in Community News

Telecom TV: Hewlett Packard Enterprise to participate in OPNFV Pharos community test labs project

At the OPNFV event in Berlin this week, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced that it will participate in the Linux Foundation’s OPNFV Pharos Project via its own OpenNFV Labs. HPE…
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July 8, 2016 in Community News

SDxCentral: CENGN Pharos Lab Puts Canada on OPNFV Map

CENGN, Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (NGN), launched an OPNFV Pharos community test lab at its Ottawa headquarters. CENGN is a member of OPNFV, the open source platform for network functions virtualization (NFV) formed under…
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July 8, 2016 in Community News

Forbes: The Latest IT Transformation Is Being Led By The Phone Company

I recently spent a week in Berlin attending the OPNFV Summit, the conference for the group building a common, open source platform for hosting virtualized network functions (VNFs) like firewalls, monitoring…
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