OPNFV Taking the Best of Open Source to Build an NFV Platform

by Sean Michael Kerner

[VIDEO] OPNVF Director Heather Kirksey discusses how the open-source networking project works as new Colorado release set to debut

The OPNFV project is somewhat unlike other collaborative projects hosted at Linux Foundation. Rather than being the home for a specific single piece of technology, OPNFV works with multiple upstream open-source communities in a bid to compose a complete Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platform.

In a video with Enterprise Networking Planet , OPNFV director Heather Kirksey explains how the organization is governed and how it builds platforms. OPNFV is currently scheduled to release its Colorado platform on September 22.

"Our job is to figure out how to compose a platform and figure out how to make the components we compose it out of better," Kirksey said.


Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Enterprise Networking Planet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

This article was originally published on Wednesday Sep 21st 2016