Open Source MANO
Open Source Mano is an ETSI-hosted project to develop an Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) software stack aligned with ETSI NFV.
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Layering, Simplicity, Modularity and Abstractionkey guiding architectural tenets
ETSI NFV Alignment
OSM will be closely aligned with the evolution of ETSI NFV and will provide a regularly updated reference implementation of NFV MANO.
ETSI OSM uses well-established tools and methods to develop code under the Apache Public License 2.0.
ETSI OSM was created by a group of Service Providers and Solution Vendors including BT, Canonical, Intel, Mirantis, RIFT.io, Telefónica and Telenor, which is growing rapidly. Check OSM members and participants.
“ETSI OSM complements the work of the ETSI NFV ISG and vice versa. It will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the synergy between standardization and open source approaches by accessing a greater and more diverse set of contributors and developers than would normally be possible. This maximizes innovation, efficiency and time to market and ensures a continuing series of conformant reference implementations.”
“Canonical’s Juju provides open source, generic application modelling, which enables OpenMANO to focus on industry-specific orchestration challenges, and is central to the delivery of the OSM project stack. The use of a generic VNF manager such as Juju enables industry to collaborate and crowd-source expertise in performance, security and integration. We are delighted to participate in OSM.”
“OpenStack has been a key enabler for radical transformation in the telecom industry, but there is still important work to be done in bridging the OSM and OpenStack communities and projects,” said Boris Renski, CMO, Mirantis. “Mirantis pioneered a popular NFV orchestration project in OpenStack (Murano), which today is used and co-engineered by carriers and telecom vendors such as AT&T, Saudi Telecom, Comcast, Telefonica, Fujitsu, Cisco, Huawei, and countless others. The formation of OSM will unite us in driving projects like Murano forward.”
“Management and Orchestration (MANO) is, at the same time, one of the key components and most controversial concepts in network virtualization architecture. Telefónica has long been working from the point of view of innovation in its development. A first result and seed of OSM is OpenMANO, a highly functional framework pioneering the first open source NFV Orchestration and Management stack and, currently, a key component of Telefónica’s NFV Reference Lab. By joining this community, we aim to accelerate the development of MANO while recognizing the value of open-source implementations of NFV and a need to harmonize efforts there.”
“The ETSI OSG Open Source MANO (OSM) initiative will facilitate the development of open source software for management and orchestration of future networks. Knowledge, capabilities and solutions within this area will be of critical importance to Telenor when virtualizing the network for increased flexibility, faster service delivery, rapid innovation and operational efficiency.”
“Orchestration has a critical role determining how SDN-NFV workloads are provisioned, deployed, and managed to best take advantage of the platform capabilities of underlying standard high volume servers. Intel believes that Communication Service Provider-led ecosystems, such as Open Source MANO (OSM), working in conjunction with other vibrant SDN-NFV communities and Intel® Network Builders will play a critical shaping role to accelerate SDN-NFV deployments due to speed of innovation and the enablement of industry scale.”