In a blog post today, Jack Raynor, senior director of Professional Services – Software and Integration at Arris, shared news about the latest move by the vendor of IP, video and broadband technologies.
Following is an edited version of the blog:
We’re proud to announce that we are now a member of the Linux Foundation Networking Fund (LFN).
LFN brings together seven top networking projects to increase harmonization across platforms, communities and ecosystems. The Fund features key open source networking projects like Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), viewed as a key enabler of orchestration, product catalog, service lifecycle management and closed-loop automation, and crucial to many forward-looking network architectures.
Here at Arris we already contribute to the ONAP project to deliver customer value. In fact, we recently partnered with a tier one telco operator for its Network2020 back-office orchestration platform based on ONAP.
Arpit Joshipura, general manager of Networking and Orchestration at The Linux Foundation told us: "We’re delighted to have Arris join LFN. Together with the LFN community, we will enable rapid development of open source solutions that will define tomorrow's networks to support emerging communications technologies and services."
Projects within LFN address major industry challenges and -- via collaboration between end users, vendors and developers -- transform all aspects of the network and accelerate open source deployments. LFN is a great fit for us as we already work with open standards and open source software to deliver digital transformation. We will work with our fellow members to accelerate the development and adoption of these networking technologies.
With an ever-increasing focus on virtualization, cloud-based networking and orchestration, a number of Linux Foundation programs are important for both our customers and products. As operators evolve back-office systems, many leverage the ability to build dynamic interfaces capable of responding to service creation and network performance in real time. We help customers with software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) solutions that begin with automation and result in end-to-end service lifecycle management.
Our ability to interpret operators’ needs when introducing virtualization, network programmability and lifecycle management within the ONAP platform is a vital component of this operator evolution. The result is orchestrated, service aware networks, capable of both physical and virtualized functions working together to save operators time and money as they introduce more products over their expanding infrastructures.
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