The ODTN project has some overlap with OpenConfig and TIP, but differs from the AT&T-led OpenROADM project.
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ONAP had started to run tests for various components it was developing. But it wanted to store test results and run tests more often. Meanwhile, OPNFV had already solved that problem.
When asked what superhero they want their future network to be associated with, respondents’ No. 1 pick was the Hulk.
ADVA is not part of ONAP, but it wants to support carriers like Verizon that are committed to the platform.
iconectiv has already created unique codes for more than 1,000 virtual network functions.
The time for researching NFV is over for some end-users who are either moving forward to the trial phase or dropping the technology, at least for the time being.
RAD's vAccess allows operators to use white boxes with VNFs over whatever access infrastructure they have installed.
The automated deployment capabilities are compatible with current standards and reference ongoing ETSI work on defining objectives for automated, intelligent management in NFV- and SDN-centric networks.
The organization has more than 60 ongoing initiatives tied to its 3.0 framework and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) efforts. These include a multi-vendor software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) implementation.
NEC/Netcracker will wrangle myriad vendors of hardware and software along with some open source code.
ARM is also targeting the telco central office, working with such open source groups as the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD).
The platform is increasingly popping up in conversations tied to the orchestration and management of containers in a production environment.
NetElastic’s software is tailored to telecom operators, not enterprises, and can scale quickly to handle networks with terabits of traffic.
The vendor says current IT-based container platforms are not robust enough. Knitter includes multiple network planes, static application IP address migration, and configurable IP resources.
Dell EMC today rolled out an open universal CPE platform designed to support multiple virtual network functions and software-defined wide area networking.