Open Baton is a ETSI NFV compliant MANO framework. It enables virtual Network Services deployments on top of heterogeneous NFV Infrastructures. In this third release, Open Baton significantly increased the number of available components that are part of the ecosystem and included new functionalities for simplifying the way Network Service developers deploy their services.
Open Baton is easily extensible. It integrates with OpenStack, and provides a plugin mechanism for supporting additional VIM types. It supports Network Service management either using a generic VNFM or interoperating with VNF-specific VNFM. It uses different mechanisms (REST or PUB/SUB) for interoperating with the VNFMs. It integrates with additional components for the runtime management of a Network Service. For instance, it provides autoscaling and fault management based on monitoring information coming from the the monitoring system available at the NFVI level.