Mirantis Boosts NFV Efforts, Joins Open Network Automation Platform Project to Accelerate Adoption of Open Standards for SDN/NFV Automation
June 08, 2017
By Dave Van Everen
With customers like AT&T, Telstra, Vodafone, Saudi Telecom and China Mobile, Mirantis extends leadership in real-world NFV implementations
SUNNYVALE, CA – June 7, 2017 –Mirantis, the managed open cloud company, announced today that it has joined the Open Network Automation Platform project (ONAP) to help accelerate adoption of open standards for Software Defined Network (SDN)/Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) automation. With customers like AT&T, Telstra, Vodafone, Saudi Telecom and China Mobile, Mirantis is a recognized leader in real-world NFV implementations.
Recently formed through the merger of open source ECOMP and Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O), two of the largest open source networking initiatives, the Open Network Automation Platform project is focused on creating a harmonized and comprehensive framework for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions. TheONAP Project, which includes participation by prominent networking suppliers and industry-leading service providers from around the world, enables software, network, IT, and cloud providers and developers to rapidly create new services.
“SDN/NFV is the future of telecom, and is actually rapidly becoming the present with companies like Telstra already using SDN/NFV in production,” said Randy DeFauw, senior director of Product Management. “ONAP is doing important work bringing the industry together to support open standards in SDN/NFV.”
Enhanced functionality inMirantis Cloud Platform(MCP) combined with third-party technology integrations enable optimized NFV deployments. Dataplane acceleration features such as DPDK, SR-IOV, CPU pinning and NUMA increase performance to meet demanding NFV requirements at scale.
Mirantis departs from the traditional software-centric method that revolves around licensing and support subscriptions. Instead, the company is pioneering an operations-centric approach, where open infrastructure is continuously delivered with an operations SLA through a managed service or by the customer themselves. This way, software updates no longer happen once every 6-12 months, but are introduced in minor increments on a weekly basis and with no down time.
Mirantis DriveTrain sets the foundation for DevOps-style lifecycle management of the open cloud software stack by enabling continuous integration, continuous testing and continuous delivery through a CI/CD pipeline. DriveTrain enables increased Day 1 flexibility to customize the reference architecture and configurations during initial software installation. It also ensures greater ability to perform Day 2 operations such as post-deployment configuration, functionality and architecture changes and seamless version updates through an automated pipeline to a virtualized control plane to minimize downtime.
The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project brings together top global carriers and vendors with the goal of allowing end users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions. ONAP unites two major open networking and orchestration projects, open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O), with the mission of creating a unified architecture and implementation and supporting collaboration across the open source community. The ONAP Project is a Linux Foundation project. For more information, visithttps://www.onap.org.
Mirantis delivers open cloud infrastructure to top enterprises using OpenStack, Kubernetes and related open source technologies. The company is a major contributor of code to many open infrastructure projects and follows a build-operate-transfer model to deliver its Mirantis Cloud Platform and cloud management services, empowering customers to take advantage of open source innovation with no vendor lock-in. To date, Mirantis has helped over 200 enterprises build and operate some of the largest open clouds in the world. Its customers include iconic brands such as AT&T, Comcast, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, eBay, Wells Fargo Bank and Volkswagen. Learn more atwww.mirantis.com.
Joseph Eckert for Mirantis