OPEN-O releases first code to bridge between SDN and NFV

Staff writer
07 Dec 2016

The OPEN-O Project has unveiled its Release 1.0 code, dubbed “Sun”. The first code release comes five months after the initial formation of the project.

The open source group said the Sun release begins Open-O’s process to enable service orchestration across virtualized networks that use software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), as well as service orchestration across legacy brownfield environments.

“OPEN-O Release 1.0 was successfully delivered in only 5 months since the initial formation of the project,” Marc Cohn, OPEN-O executive director said.

“The global collaboration among leading operators and vendors has resulted in one of the fastest growing open source networking projects, with contributions from over 125 developers.” Cohn said.

Chris Donley, OPEN-O technical steering committee chair said the release consists of over 2 million lines of code focusing on a virtual CPE use case.

“This release gave us a chance to build our development and testing infrastructure and processes with a distributed development team spread around the world. It provides a strong foundation for continued development well into the future,” the executive said.

OPEN-O membership now stands at 13. Premier members include three major operators: China Mobile, China Telecom, and Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), along with Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, Intel, and ZTE. General members include Canonical, Cloudbase Solutions, InfoBlox, Raisecom, and Red Hat.

OPEN-O also announced that Duan Xiaodong, director of the Department of Network Technology for China Mobile Research Institute, was elected the chair of the OPEN-O Governing Board, joining treasurer Amir Levy of GigaSpaces.

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