Netrounds Joins the Open Source MANO Initiative

Netrounds has joined the Open Source MANO (OSM) Community, which is focused on delivering an open source management and orchestration (MANO) stack aligned with ETSI NFV.

OSM was launched on 22 February 2016 and has been created under the umbrella of ETSI. It is an operator-led community collaborating to meet the requirements of production NFV networks. Founding members include Telefónica, BT, Canonical, Intel, Mirantis, RIFT.io, Telekom Austria Group, and Telenor, among others.

Open Source MANO’s charter consists of working with the OSM community to deliver a production-quality open source. MANO stack. OSM Release ONE was announced on 4 October 2016 and is available with full documentation today. The initial Release 0 of OSM code was already capable of orchestrating complex NFV use cases using vendor-neutral Information Models capable of capturing all of the significant features of an E2E service and the requirements of its individual Virtual Network Function (VNF) components.

“Netrounds is excited to be a part of a community that is collaborating to assist operators in their transformation to next-generation networks that provide abilities for zero-touch automation and high degrees of agility,” said Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds. “As the degree of virtualization increases within our customers’ networks, the importance of deploying software-based solutions that can increase automation and function programmatically becomes imperative. We believe that OSM will accelerate this transformation as it creates an open and standards-based service orchestration environment.”


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