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ONAP Project forms to develop automated NFV platform

Sunday 26 February 2017 | 13:21 CET | News
The Linux Foundation announced the merger of open source ECOMP and Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) to create the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project. ONAP is expected to allow end-users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions. 

AT&T, China Mobile and other leading operators are driving ONAP as founding members. Founding Platinum members include Amdocs, AT&T, Bell Canada, China Mobile, China Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Orange, Tech Mahindra, VMware and ZTE. Silver members of ONAP are ARM, BOCO Inter-Telecom, Canonical, China Unicom, Cloudbase Solutions, Metaswitch and Raisecom. 

Alignment of the two projects creates a harmonized and comprehensive framework for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions that will enable software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to rapidly create new services. By consolidating member resources, ONAP is well-positioned to deliver a unified architecture and implementation, with an open standards upstream focus, faster than any one project could on its own, the foundation said in a statement. 

The Linux Foundation will establish a governance and membership structure for ONAP. A Governing Board will guide business decisions, marketing and ensure alignment between the technical communities and members. The technical steering committee will provide leadership on the code merge and guide the technical direction of ONAP. 



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