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NFV Phase 1 done and dusted: ETSI

ITEM: ETSI’s Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) Industry Specification Group (ISG) says it has successfully completed Phase 1 of its work with the publication of 11 specifications.

According to a statement from ETSI, the new specs build on the first batch of ISG documents published in October 2013 and include “an infrastructure overview, an updated architectural framework, and descriptions of the compute, hypervisor and network domains of the infrastructure.”

The specs also cover management and orchestration, security and trust, resilience and service quality metrics.

From the press release:

This second release of NFV documents is important to industry because it lays the foundation for this technology. It provides common and agreed definitions of the key concepts of NFV and allows the many players involved to speak a common language and collaborate with each other.

All published NFV documents are available for download here.

ETSI says the ISG NFV is already working on Phase 2, which kicked off in November 2014 with 28 new documents.

The next phase will focus more on interoperability and testing, to include working more closely with other standards bodies to help focus their work and to avoid duplication, and to collaborate within open source projects developing NFV implementations.

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