NFV Specs/Open Source

Freescale, KDDI R&D Labs Join OPNFV

SAN FRANCISCO -- The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced that Freescale and KDDI R&D Labs have joined as Silver members while Morgan Richomme of Orange has been appointed to the Board of Directors as the first technical community representative. Launched just one year ago, the OPNFV project is supported by 19 Platinum and 36 Silver member companies committed to advancing the creation of a flexible, open source framework for NFV. With over 100 developers from both commercial suppliers and service providers collaborating on the development of an open source, carrier-grade, integrated platform for NFV, the project has issued an update to its first release, Arno, and is hard at work on its second release due early next year.

Freescale Semiconductor enables secure, embedded processing solutions. KDDI R&D Labs Inc., a subsidiary of KDDI Corp., conducts research and development on next-generation information and communication technologies in fields from mobile wireless technology to social media analytics. Specific to SDN and NFV, KDDI R&D Labs have successfully completed Proof-of-Concepts (POCs) of closed-loop automated operation by using management technologies tightly related to OPNFV projects.

Elected by OPNFV technical committers to increase developer and technical share of voice on the Board of Directors, Morgan Richomme of Orange was named the first Committer member of the Board.

Results from OPNFV’s annual Silver member election re-appointed current members, including: Bob Monkman, segment marketing manager, ARM; Chris Donley, director, virtualization and network evolution, CableLabs; Cliff Young, founder and CEO, ClearPath Networks; and John Zannos, VP, worldwide alliances/ business development/ cloud platform Canonical.

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