LF Networking (LFN) has announced a shift among open source networking from the community to commercialization. The project also announced the induction of OpenSwitch (OPX) Networking Operating System into the LFN project portfolio.
OPX is an open source Linux-based network operating system (NOS) solution based on disaggregated design for OCP-compliant hardware and virtual machines. With this move, Joe Ghalam, OPX TSC Chair and Distinguished Engineer at Dell EMC looks forward to accelerated innovation in the core OS.
Moreover, Globe Telecom (operator end user) and Sterlite Technologies (STL) have joined the project as Silver members.
LFN’s open source, community-led compliance and verification program (OPNFV Verification Program, or OVP) has, to date, verified 11 commercial products, with more underway.
Using OPNFV and ONAP components, OVP combines open source-based automated compliance and verification testing for multiple parts of the NFV stack specifications established by ONAP, multiple SDOs such as ETSI and GSMA, and the LF Networking End User Advisory Group (EUAG).