October 23, 2020 in Publications, Resources, Uncategorized

LFN + LF Edge Demo Pavilion from ONES 2020

Proof of Concept (PoC) demos are one of the very best ways to experience the innovation happening our technical communities. For the Open Networking & Edge Summit 2020 (ONES), we…
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October 22, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, Publications, Resources

ONES 2020 a Success

Distributed But Always Connected. The Open Networking & Edge Summit 2020 Virtual Experience gathered 1,322 live attendees from 523 organizations in 71 countries around the globe. 54% hailed from the…
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October 19, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

Software-defined vertical industries: transformation through open source

How open collaboration enables user-centered innovation, achieving faster development cycles, time to market, and increased interoperability and cost savings. This paper will delve into the major vertical industry initiatives served…
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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

Google Cloud Joins Linux Foundation Networking at Platinum Level

Demonstrates collaborative commitment to open source networking across telecom, 5G, cloud native, network automation – enabled by critical projects like ONAP, Anthos, Kubernetes Move signals growing importance of open networking…
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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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September 23, 2020 in Announcement

Vibrant Networking, Edge Open Source Development On Full Display at Open Networking & Edge Summit

Deep Dive demonstrations on 5G, Edge, IOT, O-RAN, AI, Cloud Native & CNFs covering most important enterprise, cloud and telecom use cases  Expert live sessions on “Why Open Source for…
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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 28, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, Publications, Resources, TungstenFabric

Virtual LFN Developer & Testing Forum: June 2020 Report

Highlights from the Virtual LFN Developer & Testing Forum, June 22-25, 2020. Please direct any questions to info@lfnetworking.org. LF Networking (LFN) held its biannual Developer & Testing Forum from June…
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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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July 20, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, ONAP, Publications, Resources

5G Networking: An Introduction

Open source software plays an important role in accelerating 5G deployments. With a global developer community addressing technical challenges and expanding access to technical capabilities, the open source development model…
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June 29, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Cloud Native Networking for Telecom: An Introduction

The recent business disruptions worldwide resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of sustaining the operation of global communications infrastructure despite unprecedented surges in traffic. AT&T, for example,…
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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 18, 2020 in Announcement, ONAP

ONAP’s 6th Release, ‘Frankfurt,’ Available Now – Most Comprehensive, Secure and Collaborative Software to Accelerate 5G Deployments

Rich feature set including End-to-end 5G network slicing, security and deployment-ready automation anchored in Frankfurt Collaborative and diverse contributions for 27 sub-projects, across 34 organizations and 400+ developers, and accelerated…
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June 17, 2020 in 5G, ONAP, Publications, Resources

ONAP MDONS Blueprint Overview

In order to offer service to customers with geographically diver se locations, CSPs often lease resources in networks where they do not have a presence (“off ne t”). This allows…
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June 17, 2020 in 5G, ONAP, Publications, Resources

E2E Network Slicing Technical Overview

Network Slicing is one of the key features of 5G. The essence of Network Slicing is to be able to effectively cater to of a diverse set o f use…
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June 17, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, ONAP, Publications, Resources

ONAP Consumption Models Whitepaper

The End User Advisory Group (EUAG) was created by LF Networking (LFN) to share views, challenges, and best practices between user organizations; highlighting new areas of opportunity for the developer…
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June 17, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, ONAP, Publications, Resources

Bell Canada Case Study

Since 2017, the use of ONAP at Bell Canada has expanded to automating numerous key network services across all business units. Moving forward, ONAP is playing a major role in…
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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 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

CNTT Whitepaper

The objective of the Cloud iNfrastructure Telco Taskforce (CNTT) is to develop a framework for standardizing Cloud Infrastructure to increase interoperability between the virtualized workloads and the underlying infrastructure, and…
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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 FD.io, Publications, Resources

Case Study: Army Cyber School Leverages FD.io to Achieve Superior Network Performance and Scale

The US Army Cyber Center of Excellence is one of the key defense domains along with land, sea and air, and has the important task of training army soldiers in…
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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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April 30, 2020 in Announcement, Cloud Native, CNTT, OPNFV

Telcos Increase Focus on Cloud Native as LF Networking and Ecosystem Groups Solve Interoperability Challenges

  Initiatives across the Common NFVI Telco Taskforce (CNTT), LF Networking’s Compliance and Verification program (OVP), ONAP Cloud Native, and OPNFV holistically address cloud native architecture, deployment challenges, and Cloud…
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April 30, 2020 in Announcement

LF Networking Accelerates 5G, Cloud Native, and Edge Readiness with Expanded Projects and Growing Community Ecosystem

  China Mobile brings XGVela to the Linux Foundation, focusing on open telco PaaS platform for 5G network functions and related applications Accelerating LFN collaboration across open source projects within…
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April 29, 2020 in Publications, Resources

Edge Networking: An Introduction

LFN Projects are deeply integrated with the edge computing landscape and lead the telecom industry move into open source edge. LF Networking and LF Edge collaborate on the end-to-end edge…
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April 28, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

LF Networking Whitepaper

This whitepaper, prepared by a Working Group of the LFN Technical Advisory Council (TAC), is intended for anyone who is interested in the intersection of modern network design and the…
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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 15, 2020 in ONAP, Publications, Resources

Harmonizing Open Source and Standards: A Case for 5G Slicing

As an operator-led open source community for a next generation network automation platform, ONAP has been committed to the convergence of standards and open source since inception, and has promoted…
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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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March 9, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

LFN Developer & Testing Forum Report (January 2020)

LF Networking (LFN) hosted a record breaking cross-community technical gathering, the LFN Developer & Testing Forum at the Prague Congress Center in Prague, Czech Republic, from January 13-16, 2020, attracting…
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February 24, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: Open Source Communities Demonstrate End-to-End 5G Cloud Native Network

5G brings with it a tremendous promise but also new requirements. Cloud native technologies can be used to meet several of these demands by providing benefits in the areas of…
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February 21, 2020 in 5G, Announcement, Cloud Native, Edge

Linux Foundation, LF Networking, and LF Edge Announce Keynote Speakers for Open Networking & Edge Summit North America 2020

  Industry’s Premier Open Networking & Edge Conference Features Keynote Speakers from AT&T, CNCF, Deutsche Telekom AG, Edgeworx, Equinix, Ericsson, Google, Huawei, IBM, Rakuten Mobile and more  The full conference…
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February 20, 2020 in 5G, Announcement, Cloud Native, Edge

LF Networking Expands Ecosystem — Adds Members, Leads Initiatives to Automate 5G Deployments and Accelerate Automation

  LFN’s ONAP, OPNFV, ODL, and FD.io projects further automated 5G deployments with code releases in 1H as well as  hybrid support for VNF/CNF/NFVI compliance  A10 Networks, AMD, Codilime, Mirantis,…
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February 12, 2020 in ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

UNH-IOL Hosts Lab as a Service: A Community Resource from the Linux Foundation

In the short video, Parker Berberian, UNH-IOL staffer, OPNFV TSC Member, and OPNFV Lab as a Service (LaaS) project lead, gives an overview of of LaaS and how developers can…
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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 21, 2020 in Announcement, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

LF Networking Member Guide

The LFN Member Guide was written to provide members with a complete reference guide to the LF Networking community. In it, you will learn how to engage with your communities…
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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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January 8, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

LF Networking 2019 Year in Review

2019 was a successful year for LF Networking! This 28-page, detailed report recaps the highlights and achievements of 2019 while offering insights from LFN and community leaders on where the…
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December 5, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: Optimizing Wholesale Intercarrier Settlement with Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

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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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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November 22, 2019 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, OPNFV, Resources

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Keynote: E2E 5G Cloud Native Network

It’s no secret that Kubernetes has gained significant traction in the cloud and enterprise software ecosystem, but less widely known is how this momentum is now moving into global telco…
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November 20, 2019 in Announcement, OPNFV

Open Source Community Connects Global 5G Cloud Native Network

  Collaborative effort between LF Networking and global networking ecosystem shows open source approach to building cloud native 5G on top of Kubernetes First Proof-of-Concept of live, end-to-end, open source…
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November 8, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Video Highlights: ONS Europe 2019

  Check out highlights from Open Networking Summit 2019, which took place September 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium. The second time in Europe, ONS drew hundreds of attendees from over 200…
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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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October 24, 2019 in CNTT, ONAP, OPNFV, Resources

Webinar: How the OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) Can Boost VNF Interoperability

With the rise of SDN and NFV technologies and the network transformation underway on the path toward 5G, network operators are increasingly turning to the virtual network functions (VNF) ecosystem to provide virtualization solutions for their networks.…
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October 17, 2019 in In the News

TelecomTV: ONS Europe extends its reach to edge computing

Earlier this year, the Linux Foundation signed a legal cooperation agreement with ETSI. At the close of the ONS Europe event in Antwerp, Arpit Joshipura discusses the progress made to…
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October 16, 2019 in CNTT, In the News

TelecomTV: Supporting CSPs Across the Networking Stack

The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project continues to provide support to CSPs through its verification work and its key role with the Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) group. Heather Kirksey reports…
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October 7, 2019 in In the News

TelecomTV: The Role of Open Source in 5G Netwworks

Lumina Networks sees virtualized and composable infrastructure as being critical to successful 5G networks, which is where open source can help assist with both the orchestration and the management of…
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October 1, 2019 in In the News

IT Pro: View from the airport: Linux Open Networking Summit 2019

Networking enthusiasts descended onto the Belgian city of Antwerp last week to attend the Open Networking Summit 2019, where we were treated to talks from key figures in all avenues…
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September 27, 2019 in In the News, Uncategorized

The Mobile Network: Move Slowly and Fix Things

A new "taskforce" seeks to crack the NFVi nut. Telcos want to move fast but they also need to move together, which slows them down. Vendors want to move fast and compete…
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September 23, 2019 in In the News, Uncategorized

SDxCentral: CNTT’s Initial NFVi Release Targets OpenStack

The Linux Foundation’s LF Networking group and industry trade association GSMA unveiled the first data release for their Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT). This initial tranche includes a common reference…
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September 23, 2019 in In the News

Fierce Telecom: Common NFVi Telco Task Force publishes reference model and reference architecture for unified framework

After taking flight early this year, Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) announced on Monday that it has published its first specifications to align the industry on a unified NFV framework.…
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September 23, 2019 in Announcement

Operator-Led Effort Hosted by Linux Foundation and GSMA Publishes Initial Specifications for Common NFV Infrastructure, Empowered by LFN’s OVP Framework

Open industry taskforce developing common NFVI as industry moves toward 5G Common model and related first architecture enables the building of operationally efficient open source SDN and NFV infrastructures Supports…
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September 19, 2019 in Announcement, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, TungstenFabric

Open Source LF Networking Projects Enter the Commercialization Phase, Supported by a Growing Global Ecosystem

  LFN’s OVP compliance and verification program gains momentum with GSMA and CNTT Solutions, Blueprints, Use cases  – on display in LF Networking booth at Open Networking Summit Europe  –…
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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 18, 2019 in Announcement, FD.io

Fast Data Project’s Release 19.08 Enriches Data Plane Leadership and Deployment Efficacy

Release marks significant progression in network stack, host stack, and management capabilities which further speed packet processing and improve operational visibility SAN FRANCISCO – September 18, 2019 –  FD.io (“Fido”)…
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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 13, 2019 in FD.io, Publications, Resources

Yahoo! JAPAN Solutions Brief

Yahoo! JAPAN addresses infrastructure scalability challenges through the adoption of commodity x86 servers combined with the LF Networking's Fast Data Project (FD.io). This solution brief outlines key design choices and…
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August 5, 2019 in FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

LFN DDF and Plugfest Report (June 2019)

The LFN DDF + Plugfest was held at the Kista Convention Center (Kistamässan) in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 11-14 and was built on the success of four prior ONAP DDF…
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August 5, 2019 in In the News, ONAP

ONAP reaches to the sky with satellite deployment by SES Networks

ONAP is reaching for the skies via a satellite deployment by SES Networks in partnership with Microsoft Azure and Amdocs. The partnership is significant given SES's satellite footprint and Amdoc's…
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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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July 23, 2019 in Announcement

The Linux Foundation and LF Networking Announce Full Agenda for Open Networking Summit Europe

  Industry’s Premier Open Networking Event to Feature Talks from AT&T, Charter Communications, China Mobile, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, ETSI, Huawei, Orange, Verizon and more  100+ sessions featuring 150+ expert community…
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July 9, 2019 in Announcement, ONAP

ONAP Doubles-Down on Deployments, Drives Commercial Activity Across Open Source Networking Stack with ‘Dublin’ Release

Continued community expansion and alignment  make ONAP center of gravity among Members, End Users, SIs, Vendors, OSS groups, and SDO organizations  Major blueprints and 5G features focused on global deployments…
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June 11, 2019 in Announcement, TungstenFabric

Introducing Tungsten Fabric 5.1: Security, Feature, and Performance Enhancements for Network Operators & Developers

The Tungsten Fabric (TF) community is excited and proud to announce our latest release, 5.1. The TF community has been hard at work on both community and technical challenges to…
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May 20, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Slides & Videos: Cloud Native Network Services Day

On May 20th, 2019, LFN Networking held a mini-summit called "Cloud Native Network Services Day" at KuneCon + CloudNativeCon EU. Get the slides here. Watch the videos here. AGENDA: 9:00…
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May 6, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Slides & Video: Big5G Open Source Workshop: OCP/LFN/ONF

On May 6th, LF Networking joined up with OCP and ONF on a workshop at the Big 5G Event in Denver, Colorado. Listed below are the topics, speakers and slides.…
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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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April 3, 2019 in Publications, Resources

OVP: OPNFV Verification Program

A community-led compliance and verification program to improve quality and interoperability in the NFV ecosystem. Network functions virtualization (NFV) and software- defined networking (SDN) offer service providers increased service agility,…
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April 3, 2019 in ONAP, Publications, Resources

Harmonizing Open Source and Open Standards: The Progress of ONAP

As part of the broader evolution of open networking, the Linux Foundation networking projects have been working closely with a range of networking standards groups to align complementary efforts. This…
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April 2, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Harmonization 2.0: How Open Source and Standards Are Driving Collaboration Across IT

The networking industry is at a significant turning point as network operators spanning telecommunications, cable, enterprise, cloud, and the research community work to redefine the network architecture. Widespread new technology…
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March 12, 2019 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Open Source Community Extends Virtual Central Office to Mobile Use Case

Multiple open source communities and organizations collaborate to bring mobile services to the edge At Open Networking Summit Europe, Oct 25-27 2018 in Amsterdam, a team made up of 30 volunteers…
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March 12, 2019 in ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

ONAP Dublin DDF and OPNFV Gambia Plugfest Joint Report

The fourth ONAP DDF and sixth OPNFV Plugfest were co-located at the Nokia facility in Nozay, France. The event spanned four days from January 8-11, 2019. The focus of this…
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March 8, 2019 in FD.io, Publications, Resources

Benchmarking Software Data Planes Intel® Xeon® Skylake vs. Broadwell1

Software data plane performance and efficiency are foundational properties of any NFV and cloud networking system design. They do not only impact network service economics by dictating feasible service density…
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September 25, 2018 in ONAP, Publications, Resources

The 1st Orange ONAP OpenLab platform

As a founding and Platinum member of the Linux Foundation Networking, Orange committed to provide resources for the community both with human resources and technical platform. Orange deployed a first…
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September 25, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Heavy Reading: Open Source Networking Survey Report

Light Reading/Heavy Reading and Linux Foundation Networking are very excited to present the results of a study we executed in collaboration with our sponsors. We joined forces to deliver a…
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September 24, 2018 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

ETSI NFV Plugtests™ and OPNFV Plugfest Joint Report

The third ETSI NFV Plugtests and fifth OPNFV Plugfest were colocated at the ETSI campus in Sophia Antipolis, France. The ETSI Plugtests spanned over two weeks from May 29-June 8,…
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August 14, 2018 in Publications, Resources

The Future of Networking Podcast

On August 1st, 2018, Arpit Joshipura, GM for Networking & Orchestration at The Linux Foundation, participated in a podcast with Packet Pushers: Show 400: The Future Of Networking With Arpit…
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July 19, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Blog: Embracing Openness to Power Future Network Services

This post first published on Telekom.com The exponential Internet traffic growth is still one of the main challenges for the Telco industry. In the past, Moore’s Law has helped us to…
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June 18, 2018 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: A Virtual Central Office Results in Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

Central offices (COs) provide critical access/aggregation networking services (e.g. for cable, fiber, DSL, wireless customers) and there are more than 10,000 COs in the United States alone. Network services in…
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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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March 26, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: The Open Compute Project and OPNFV are at the Forefront of Open Source Networking Integration

Network functions virtualization, or NFV, is a once-in-a-generation disruption that will completely transform how networks are built and operated. Open source has revamped how enterprises build out their IT systems…
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March 26, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: Harmonizing Open Source and Standards: An ONAP Case Study

As part of the broader evolution of open networking, LF Networking projects have been working closely with a range of networking standards groups to align complementary efforts...
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March 26, 2018 in Publications

ACG report: The Impact of Open Source Technologies on the Communication Service Provider Vendor Ecosystem

There is a massive shift underway in carrier sourcing and design strategies, with open source-first philosophies unequivocally at their core...
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March 26, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Harmonization 2.0: How Open Source and Standards Are Driving Collaboration Across IT

The networking industry is at a significant turning point as network operators spanning telecommunications, cable, enterprise, cloud, and the research community work to redefine the network architecture. Widespread new technology…
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March 26, 2018 in Resources

Case Study: LF Networking (LFN) Projects Power Next Generation Orange Networks

Orange is a leading telecommunications company with headquarters in France. It boasts 273M customers worldwide, 152,000 employees and a revenue of €41B (2017)...
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March 26, 2018 in Resources

Solution Brief: Cross Community Continuous Integration (XCI) Empowers Innovation by Increasing Collaboration Between OPNFV and Upstream Communities

A survey of Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in 2017 indicates that 80% of those surveyed feel that the DevOps software development model (DevOps) is essential or important to NFV success...
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