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OPEN-O Issues First Software Release

BALTIMORE -- The OPEN-O Project, which is focused on enabling end-to-end service orchestration across network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), and legacy networks, today announced OPEN-O Release 1.0 at the MEF16 event underway this week in Baltimore.

OPEN-O Release 1.0, called “SUN,” ushers in a new era of open orchestration, bridging the gap between virtualized functions and connectivity services for brownfield environments for both residential and enterprise virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) use cases. “OPEN-O Release 1.0 was successfully delivered in only five months since the initial formation of the project,” stated OPEN-O Executive Director Marc Cohn. “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.”

OPEN-O Technical Steering Committee Chair Chris Donley of Huawei noted, “OPEN-O is focused on delivering Any Service over Any Network by concentrating on real-world operator use cases. Our first release consists of over two million lines of code realizing 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.”

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 Xiaodong Duan, 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.

OPEN-O, an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation, enables leading telecommunications, cable, and cloud operators end-to-end service orchestration over network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure, along with software-defined networks (SDN) and legacy networks.

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