The Open Platform for NFV now includes virtual network function compliance testing in conjunction with the Open Network Automation Platform community.
Operators are moving aggressively to tighten their use of OpenStack and Kubernetes to bolster cloud deployments.
It harks back to the age-old preference for one controller over another.
ETSI NFV endeavors to make VNFs as open as possible.
It overlaps with part of the work that OPNFV does.
It's not standards work so much as it is end-to-end testing.
The group is also demonstrating an alternative to CORD.
GE launches Predix application suite; Netronome supports latest OPNFV software release.
Enea works for, and competes with, Ericsson and Nokia.
It married open source software with open source hardware.
As open source NFV technologies mature, the rate of adoption should soar in 2017.
It also sets the stage for MANO work.
And then there’s the China factor.
The Colorado code release is slated for September.
18 representatives, including many service providers, comprise the group.