... a clear signal to our customers, to our partners and to the wider industry that we believe in open collaboration, in transparency.
ADVA Optical Networking’s OPNFV membership is the latest in a series of NFV-focused announcements that showcase the company’s commitment to the technology. In addition to a number of demonstrations that showed how NFV could be used to develop virtual customer premise equipment solutions and virtualized radio access backhaul networks, ADVA Optical Networking also recently revealed its long-term NFV strategy. This strategy is focused on the expansion of its best-in-breed ADVA FSP 150 Carrier Ethernet portfolio and will include a number of new Network Interface Devices (NIDs). These new NIDs will become a vital aspect of the OPNFV’s activities as it seeks to fully highlight the benefits of true NFV-centric networks.
“Communication service providers are eager to benefit from speed of innovation, cost efficiency and flexibility of NFV based on carrier-grade, integrated, open-source platforms. Various open source components have emerged from the work of different standards developing organizations (SDOs) and focusing on the consistency, performance and interoperability is key to the success of NFV,” commented Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “We’re excited to have ADVA Optical Networking bring their expertise in building VNF infrastructures (NFVI) and its commitment to open-source for orchestrating NFV infrastructures, to our community. We look forward to their contributions in assuring a seamless integration of NFVI in OPNFV.”
“What’s critical about the OPNFV is its openness, its deep-rooted sense of community. It shares our values here. It understands that NFV’s true potential can only be achieved if the industry works collectively,” commented Stephan Rettenberger, VP, marketing, ADVA Optical Networking. “Our membership of the OPNFV is a clear signal to our customers, to our partners and to the wider industry that we believe in open collaboration, in transparency. We’ve displayed this already with our NFV demos at Mobile World Congress and MPLS SDN World Congress. The key question is how do we move forward together? We’re going to be working closely with our partners at OPNFV to answer this question and ensure that NFV continues to advance.”