Open source software will play an important role in next-generation networks, but many providers are still figuring out how to put it into practice in a real-world setting. The first annual OPNFV Summit recently drew more 700 people to Silicon Valley to collaborate with and educate each other on Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), a carrier-grade open source reference platform for accelerating network functions virtualization (NFV).
Attendance at the inaugural summit exceeded expectations, bringing together service providers, vendors, and end users working with live NFV deployments. This video from Huawei features highlights from the summit. As one of the summit’s primary sponsors, Huawei showcased OPNFV mobile networking innovations, led track sessions and design summit presentations, and delivered keynote speeches.
The conference theme, “Community and Collaboration for a Better Connected World,” reinforced the open source philosophy of, “The more you share, the more you benefit.” 60 sessions in multiple tracks addressed the rapidly changing requirements and needs of a wide range of NFV end users. Huawei presentations included but were not limited to:
- Killer app for OPNFV: Next-generation mobile core
- Overview to ONOSFW-based VIM implementation
- What the Multisite project means for identity management
Many professionals from Huawei were also awarded and nominated in many categories such as:
Star Coder – Guoku Bai
The Integrator – Jun (Matthew) Li
Indispensable Tester – Mei Mei
Q3 2015 Quarterly Awards
Code Development – Ashlee Young
2015 OPNFV Annual Awards
Nominee – Ulrich Kleber
Huawei says providers need open source software to create the highly scalable and extremely robust networks that can handle the exponential traffic increase brought on by video, IoT, and increasingly smarter devices.
Pang Kang, CTO of Huawei’s wireless product line, delivered a keynote address about the next-generation mobile architecture built on OPNFV. “The OPNFV platform will be a significant step in the move to a new mobile architecture that scales, is elastic, resilient, and agile,” he said.
In addition to presentations throughout the summit and the OPNFV Design Summit immediately preceding the conference, Huawei demonstrated three OPNFV-based solutions targeted for commercial deployment:
Watch the video to see how the summit brought together community, projects, products, and companies to help solidify the role open source NFV will play in next-generation networks. The 2016 OPNFV Summit will be held June 20th to 23rd in Berlin.