ETSI touts that OSM can natively support VIMs from VMware and OpenStack and can also support various software-defined networking (SDN) controllers. It can also create a plug-in framework to improve platform maintenance and extensions.
Release ONE’s open virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM) code is included as part of the installation. To be sure that OSM’s interoperability is successful with multiple types of VIMs and NFV infrastructures, the OSM group is building remote labs that can test different combinations of NFV infrastructure and VIMs over virtual networks.
OSM was launched in February, combining a few efforts that had already begun: Telefónica’s OpenMANO project, Canonical’s Juju-generic VNF Manager, and the Rift.io orchestrator. It’s a rival to Open-O, the Linux Foundation-hosted effort that included initial members China Mobile, China Telecom, and Huawei.
The OSM group now has 46 members.