FierceTelecom: Tuesday, 4 December, 2018
You might expect something romantic from a software release named Casablanca, but ONAP, the open source project focused on orchestration and automation of virtualized networks, instead focused today’s announcement on the practicality of the updates which it says is more modular and easier to deploy, and for the first time offers support for physical network functions as well.
Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)‘s Casablanca release was focused on global deployment and automation, says Arpit Joshipura, general manager, networking, The Linux Foundation, as the software platform is being used globally by a growing number of operators and adopted as well by a larger ecosystem of vendors.
“Casablanca addresses the three most important things that people are interested in,” Joshipura said in an interview. First is increased diversity in members, contributors and standards development organizations, he says, leaving ONAP less dependent on its earliest backers, including AT&T Inc.(NYSE: T), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Amdocs Ltd.(NYSE: DOX).