OPNFV Collaborates With Companies To Accelerate Open Source NFV

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA: The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV has announced that Altera, Brain4Net and CertusNet have joined it as Silver members. 

Altera, is a provider of programmable solutions for electronic systems, Brain4Net delivers comprehensive network Orchestration and Control Solution for Multi-Vendor network infrastructure; and CertusNet is a provider of core technologies and Elastic Network Solutions. The community has recently released its first software, Arno, which sets the foundation, necessary to build the NFV reference platform. OPNFV Arno features:

Availability of baseline platform: Arno enables continuous integration, automated deployment and testing of components from upstream projects such as Ceph, KVM, OpenDaylight, OpenStack and Open vSwitch. It allows developers and users to automatically install and explore the platform.

Ability to deploy and test various VNFs: End users and developers can deploy their own or third party VNFs on Arno to test its functionality and performance in various traffic scenarios and use cases.

Availability of test infrastructure in community-hosted labs: Agile testing plays a crucial role in the OPNFV platform. With Arno, the project is unveiling a community test labs infrastructure where users can test the platform in different environments and on different hardware.

Allows automatic continuous integration of specific components: As upstream projects are developed independently they require testing of various OPNFV use cases to ensure seamless integration and interworking within the platform. OPNFV’s automated toolchain allows continuous automatic builds and verification.

Commenting on future releases, Kirksey says, “With Arno, end users can delve into the platform and begin testing use cases right away. Our goal for future releases is to continue enhancing the platform with new features that addresses specific real-world scenarios and carrier-grade requirements.”