July 20, 2021 in Blog, TungstenFabric

New Tungsten Fabric TSC and New Release R21.05

By: Szymon Golebiewski (TSC Chair) I’m pleased to announce that earlier this year, I was elected to be the new TSC Chair for Tungsten Fabric. First, I’d like to thank…
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July 2, 2021 in Anuket, Blog

Anuket Issues Kali Release, Fully Merges Work of CNTT + OPNFV

By Al Morton, Anuket Technical Steering Committee Co-Chair It is my great honor to announce and describe the Kali Release of the Anuket Project in the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN)…
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June 30, 2021 in Blog

Linux Foundation and World Bank Team Up for Open Source 5G Learning

By Clyde Seepersad, SVP and General Manager, Training & Certification, the Linux Foundation and Sheila Jagannathan, Head of the Open Learning Campus, the World Bank In many ways, today’s world…
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June 1, 2021 in 5G, Anuket, Blog, Edge, ONAP

Super Blueprints Integrate the 5G Open Source Stack from Core to Door

Originally Posted on the Linux Foundation Website By Arpit Joshipura There is an exciting convergence in the networking industry around open source, and the energy is palpable. At LF Networking,…
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March 22, 2021 in Blog

LFN Member Spotlight: Turnium Technology Group, Inc.

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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March 13, 2021 in 5G, Blog

How open source communities are driving 5G’s future, even within a large government like the US

In mid-February, the Linux Foundation announced it had signed a collaboration agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), enabling US Government suppliers to collaborate on a common open…
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March 1, 2021 in Anuket, Blog, CNTT

Anuket’s Elbrus Release is Here

By: Walter Kozlowski, Principal Architect, Cloud Infrastructure Services, Telstra; Anuket TSC Co-Chair Elbrus, the latest version of the LFN Anuket reference model, specifications, implementations and conformance tests for network cloud…
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January 14, 2021 in Blog, CNTT, OPNFV

Anuket Rising — an Update on the CNTT + OPNFV Merger

By Beth Cohen, Cloud Technology Strategist, Verizon It seems like it was only a blink of an eye, since the LFN board announced the upcoming merger of the CNTT Infrastructure…
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January 13, 2021 in 5G, Blog, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, SNAS, TungstenFabric

A Year Like No Other: Open Source Networking Now Stronger Than Ever

By: Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Edge & IOT, Linux Foundation Download the full report here. The COVID-19 global pandemic has certainly challenged us all — and throughout all the…
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January 6, 2021 in Blog

LFN Tees-Up February Virtual LFN Technical Meetings to Bring Community Collaboration to the Forefront

By Jason Hunt, LFN Technical Steering Committee Chair (With contributions from Abhijit Kumbhare,  Al Morton,  Catherine Lefevre, Gergely Csatari, and  Prabhjot Sethi) The LF Networking community is gearing up for…
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December 17, 2020 in 5G, Blog, CNTT, Edge, ONAP, OPNFV

LFN Member Spotlight: Amantya Technologies, Inc.

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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December 15, 2020 in Blog

Predictions 2021: Networking & Edge

As we wrap up 2020, I wanted to take a moment to look at where the industry is headed and what we’ve learned this year.  Telecom & Cloud ‘Plumbing’ based…
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December 14, 2020 in Blog, CNTT, OPNFV

Bringing it home with Jerma: The 10th and final OPNFV Release

By: Al Morton, OPNFV TSC Chair The parade of once-in-a-lifetime events during 2020 made it a year that many would prefer to forget, world-wide! OPNFV participants and their LFN staff…
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December 10, 2020 in 5G, Blog, Cloud Native, ONAP

ONAP Guilin brings 5G open source automation for network slicing and O-RAN integration paving the way for cloud native architectures for telecom

By Ranny Haiby, Samsung The ONAP community is excited to announce reaching a significant milestone – the general availability of Guilin, the 7th ONAP release. Named after the Chinese city…
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December 7, 2020 in Blog, CNTT, OPNFV, Uncategorized

Evolved Cloud Infrastructure Model eases Telecom Operators migration to Cloud Native – Part 2 RM Concepts and Architecture

By: Tomas Fredberg, Cloud Infrastructure Reference Model developer (LFN/CNTT) Note : Part 1 of this two-part blog series is available here. Reference Model Basic Concepts The First concept is the…
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November 29, 2020 in Blog, CNTT

Evolved Cloud Infrastructure Model eases Telecom Operators migration to Cloud Native – Part 1 The need of a Reference Model

By: Tomas Fredberg, Cloud Infrastructure Reference Model developer (LFN/CNTT) Why do we need a Reference Model? Today, for Telco Operators, Cloud Infrastructure often means a few racks of servers on…
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November 15, 2020 in Blog, Cloud Native, CNTT, OPNFV

Open Cloud Infrastructure for Telecom Operators – Myth or reality?

By: Walter Kozlowski, Telstra, Cloud Infrastructure Reference Model Lead (LFN/CNTT) Fact: Virtualization/containerization of network functions have moved from science experiments to mainstream technology in the telco industry. Result: That means…
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November 9, 2020 in Blog

LFN’s 2020 Internship Results and Insights Program

By Jim Baker, technical program manager, LF Networking We find our 2020 year filled with chaos!  However, a shining beacon of hope for us at LFN comes from our newest…
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November 3, 2020 in Blog

How LFN Sister Project, O-RAN ALLIANCE, is Transforming the Radio Access Networks Industry

(Portions of this post originally appeared on the O-RAN Alliance website and has been reprinted with permission.)  The O-RAN Software Community (OSC), is a collaboration between the O-RAN Alliance and…
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October 8, 2020 in Blog, CNTT, OPNFV

CNTT’s Baraque Release out now!

By Beth Cohen, CNTT Technical Editor, SDN Product Manager at Verizon You know what they say -- the third time is the charm -- and with that said, CNTT (Cloud…
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September 28, 2020 in Blog, OpenDaylight

Predictably Releasing Down the Periodic Table with OpenDaylight Aluminum

From: Abhijit Kumbhare, OpenDaylight TSC Chair The OpenDaylight community is pleased to announce the availability of the 13th release of the most widely deployed open source SDN controller platform, OpenDaylight…
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September 28, 2020 in Announcement, Blog, CNTT, OPNFV

OPNFV + CNTT Join: When the River and the Mountain Meet

By Heather Kirksey, VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, the Linux Foundation I am profoundly excited to announce that OPNFV and CNTT have chosen to come together as one organization. We…
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September 28, 2020 in Blog

Quantifying the Value of Open Source Software

By Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Edge & IoT It’s abundantly clear at this point that software created in a shared, open, collaborative environment is transforming entire industries, including telecommunications.…
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August 18, 2020 in Blog, ONAP

LFN Member Spotlight: Aarna Networks

Name: Amar Kapadia Position: Co-founder Company: Aarna Networks Please tell us a little about your organization? Aarna Networks creates a platform for orchestration, lifecycle management, and automation of cloud native…
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July 27, 2020 in Blog, FD.io

FD.io Introduces VPP Release 20.05

The FD.io Vector Packet Processing (VPP) release 20.05 is now available at https://packagecloud.io/fdio/release. Full release notes can be found at https://docs.fd.io/vpp/20.05/d7/d84/release_notes_2005.html    But for those looking for the “reader’s digest”…
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July 23, 2020 in Blog, ONAP

LFN Member Spotlight: Tech Mahindra

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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July 20, 2020 in Blog, ONAP, OPNFV

How Affirmed Networks Partnered With Aarna to Obtain an OVP Badge

By Amar Kapadia. This post first appeared on the Aarna Networks blog Creating xNFs (i.e. VNF, CNF, or PNF) is complex. Not only do xNF vendors have to meet functional…
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June 19, 2020 in Blog, ONAP

ONAP Frankfurt – What Have We Accomplished since ONAP’s Inception?

By Catherine Lefevre, ONAP TSC Chair Congratulations to the entire ONAP community and extended ecosystem on the availability of ONAP Frankfurt. Thanks to your incredible contribution that you put forth…
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June 2, 2020 in Blog

LFN Member Spotlight: ULAK Communications

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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May 27, 2020 in Blog, CNTT, OPNFV

Are we still having fun? CNTT celebrates its first anniversary with Baldy, its second release!

By: Beth Cohen, Verizon; Nick Chase, Mirantis So what is CNTT and why is it so important for the telecom industry? When I was first invited to join in the…
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May 26, 2020 in Blog, TungstenFabric

Tungsten Fabric Migration from Gerrit to GitHub, Part 1

By: VM Brasseur One of the benefits of open source communities is the ability to collaborate across organizations and choose the platforms and tooling best suited to the goals of…
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May 11, 2020 in Blog

The LFN Technical Meetings Go Virtual

By Catherine Lefèvre – ONAP TSC Chair The LF Networking communities from CNTT/OPNFV, and ONAP participated in the first ever LFN joint “virtual” conference as a result of the COVID-19…
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March 31, 2020 in Blog, OpenDaylight

ODL Magnesium: New Projects, New Service Provider Features, and Loads of Performance Improvements

By Abhijit Kumbhare, OpenDaylight TSC Chair  The OpenDaylight community is pleased to announce the availability of the 12th release of the most widely deployed open source SDN controller platform, OpenDaylight Magnesium! …
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March 30, 2020 in Blog

LFN Member Spotlight: PANTHEON.tech

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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March 26, 2020 in Blog

LF Networking Resumes & Expands Mentorship Program

The LF Networking Mentorship (formerly Internship) program, which began as an internship program with OpenDaylight several years ago and has evolved into a cross-project initiative, has become an invaluable on-ramp…
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March 23, 2020 in Blog

How FD.io 20.01 Release Improves Multicore IPSec

By Neal Hartsell, CMO at Netgate and FD.io community member  The most established (and only standards-based) VPN protocol is Internet Protocol Security (IPSec). IPsec encrypts data packets for confidentiality -…
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March 13, 2020 in Blog

EasyCLA is an Automated, Efficient, and Flexible Tool for Managing Contributor Agreements and Repository Access

By David McBride, Release Manager, Linux Foundation Networking Last year, at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) North America, the Linux Foundation announced Community Bridge, “... a new platform created to…
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February 7, 2020 in Blog, CNTT, ONAP, OPNFV

Accelerating Software Defined Network Deployments

Originally posted on the AT&T Technology Blog by Ryan van, Wyk, February 6th. See the original post. It’s a Monday afternoon in the middle of January, and a few members…
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February 4, 2020 in Blog, OPNFV

OPNFV Iruya: Paving the Way for 5G via Testing Tools, Scripts, and Automation

By Heather Kirksey Today, the OPNFV community is pleased to announce the availability of OPNFV Iruya, the platform’s 9th release. After more than 5 years, the community continues to rally…
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January 8, 2020 in Blog, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, SNAS, TungstenFabric

State of the Open Source Networking Industry

2019 has been a fantastic year for LF Networking! As we move into 2020, see my state of the industry article below and be sure to download the new LF…
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December 5, 2019 in Blog

Decentralization in Telecom: How Hyperledger Fabric Can Optimize and Simplify The Inter-carrier Settlement Process

Telecom network operators worldwide open their networks to each other to enable their mutual customers to communicate across network boundaries. This practice, known as “Interconnect,” is being used among national…
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November 25, 2019 in Blog

LFN Member Spotlight: iconnectiv

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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October 31, 2019 in Blog, ONAP

Scaling the Heights with the ONAP El Alto Release

I'm pleased to report that the ONAP Technical Steering Committee signed-off on the 5th ONAP Release, El Alto, last week on October 24th, 2019. El Alto, meaning "The Heights" in…
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September 19, 2019 in Blog

LF Networking Welcomes OpenSwitch (OPX) Project

We are happy to welcome OpenSwitch (OPX) Networking Operating System in the LFN project portfolio. OPX isan open source Linux-based network operating system (NOS) solution based on disaggregated design for…
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September 16, 2019 in Blog

LFN Member Spotlight: Samsung Electronics (Samsung)

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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September 9, 2019 in Blog, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, TungstenFabric, Uncategorized

Twelve Community-Driven Demos Highlight Innovation and Integration Across the Networking Stack

LF Networking (LFN) represents the largest set of networking projects with the broadest community in the industry that collaborate on the many challenges and opportunities in the open source networking…
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September 5, 2019 in Blog, OPNFV

E2E 5G Network Services Are Going Cloud Native

By: Heather Kirksey, VP of  Community & Ecosytem Development, Linux Foundation It was nearly one year ago that the OPNFV community unveiled the second iteration of the Virtual Central Office…
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August 20, 2019 in Blog

5 Takeaways from the June 2019 LFN DDF/Plugfest

By Amar Kapadia (This post originally appeared on the Aarna Networks blog) There was an LFN Developer Design Forum (DDF) and Plugfest held in Stockholm in early June. These is…
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August 1, 2019 in Blog, OpenDaylight

[Comparison] OpenDaylight Neon SR1 vs. SR2

A version of this post was initially published by PANTHEON.tech.  The development of OpenDaylight Sodium is already producing significant improvements, some of which are finding their way to the upcoming Service Release of…
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July 23, 2019 in Blog, TungstenFabric

Tungsten Fabric Heads to China

By Edward Ting Along with other significant open source projects, Tungsten Fabric participated in the 2019 Network & Compute Developer’s Conference (NCDC), in Beijing,  to rally community developers in the…
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April 29, 2019 in Blog

LF Networking Welcomes New Member Loodse

An Interview with Loodse CEO and Co-Founder Sebastian Scheele Linux Foundation Networking is pleased to have Loodse as its newest member. Loodse is focused on cloud-native technologies and Kubernetes. We…
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May 7, 2018 in Blog

Network Harmonization 2.0: Evolving Linux Foundation Networking

The Linux Foundation currently hosts 9 of the 10 largest open source networking projects — a set of thriving global communities, such as ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, FD.io and others which…
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