OPNFV 'Euphrates' platform now available

The OPNFV Project, an open source project that facilitates the development and evolution of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) components across various open source ecosystems through integration, deployment, and testing, has announced the availability of OPNFV Euphrates, the project´s fifth platform release, the company said.

OPNFV Euphrates represents a step forward in functionality, interoperability and performance to help operators advance network transformation via open source NFV.

OPNFV Euphrates delivers Kubernetes integration for the first time as well as enhanced cross-community continuous integration (XCI) and new carrier-grade features such as increased visibility into complex virtualized networks. This is enabled via Euphrates´ platform of pre-tested, tuned, interoperable, open source NFV components that facilitate multiple use cases such as VNF onboarding, network service testing, data plane acceleration, NFVI/VIM validation, MANO qualification, test automation and creation of DevOps methodologies and operational best practices.

Looking ahead, the OPNFV Fraser Release is scheduled for spring 2018. Evolutions on the horizon include continuing to evolve MANO capabilities through ONAP integration, and a focus on analytics with PNDA.io analytics framework integration.

Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) facilitates the development and evolution of NFV components across various open source ecosystems. Through system level integration, deployment and testing, OPNFV creates a reference NFV platform to accelerate the transformation of enterprise and service provider networks. For more information, visit http://www.opnfv.org.