LFN to build harmony between open source and open standards
iconectiv has joined a new open source networking initiative created by The Linux Foundation called LF Networking Fund (LFN). The focus of LFN is to increase collaboration and operational excellence across networking projects, including Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV). This will help deliver a new generation of services.
“The move to hybrid networks that combine physical assets with virtual functions promises enhanced operational efficiencies and speed-to-market for new kinds of services for customers globally.
The Linux Foundation understands that the successful integration of these two worlds will require the collaboration of network architects and operators. We intend to offer our intimate knowledge of interconnection as well as network and operations management to help ensure the full rollout and adoption of hybrid networks,” said Alex Berry, executive VP, Information Solutions, iconectiv.
Through a cross-collaboration initiative, LFN, backed by the Linux Foundation, has brought together 100+ member organisations from across the globe. These organisations include networking and enterprise vendors, systems integrators and cloud providers. They are working across nine of the top ten open source networking projects, and are focused on all aspects of the network stack, including NFV (network functions virtualisation), SDN, data IO speed, automation, orchestration, and predictive network analytics. The foundation expects that through LFN, they will be able to create harmony between open source and open standards.
“NFV is an important, highly complex and constantly evolving initiative for the industry. An open source NFV ecosystem developed by the world’s leading telecom experts, that integrates across the stack, benefits the entire industry,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, networking, The Linux Foundation.