• ETSI OSM Release SIX enhances Edge support and lets your Network Service fly

    Sophia Antipolis, 20 June 2019

    ETSI OSM Release SIX is now available! The new Release brings a huge new set of capabilities to provide end-to-end orchestration across heterogeneous networks and cloud technologies.

    Among a large number of improvements, Release SIX makes the management of complex services much easier thanks to the extended capabilities to create Network Service primitives and the extension of its Service Assurance (SA) framework, which now can control, store and react to a much wider set of events and conditions in the context of running Network Services and Slices.

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  • ETSI Open Source MANO: Orchestrating the 5G Orchestra in a world’s first

    Sophia Antipolis, 19 March 2019

    On Saturday, 16 March, the public was invited to experience musicians perform a fully synchronized concert across venues in Bristol and London.

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  • ETSI Open Source MANO gets ready for upcoming Hackfest and 5G Day

    Sophia Antipolis, 16 January 2019

    A few weeks after the successful launch of Release FIVE, ETSI OSM gets ready for its Hackfest event taking place on 4-8 February 2019 in Barcelona. 

    The event will be hosted by Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) near Barcelona and co-located with the OSM Mid-Release SIX meeting, a Sonata NFV Hackfest, and the OSM 5G Day, offering a great opportunity for participants to share their experience and expertise, and explore further opportunities for synergy and collaboration with 5G research activities.

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  • ETSI Open Source MANO announces Release FIVE, 5G ready

    Sophia Antipolis, 5 December 2018

    ETSI is excited to announce the availability of OSM Release FIVE.

    This new Release is a huge step towards 5G network deployments and their end-to-end orchestration by telecom operators. In Release FIVE, OSM extends its orchestration capabilities beyond virtual domains, expanding them across transport networks; as well as physical and hybrid network elements. All this is done in a technology-agnostic fashion, enabled by the enrichment of its existing plugin framework towards transport technologies and a consistent modelling of Network Functions.

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  • ETSI OSM reaches its 100th member and gets ready for 5G

    Sophia Antipolis, 12 July 2018

    ETSI Open Source MANO has just reached the critical number of 100 participating organizations in the group.

    A wide range of industry players are involved in the OSM community, including service providers, VNF vendors, distributors, system integrators and infrastructure providers, creating a diverse ecosystem developing NFV technologies for the upcoming 5G networks.

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  • ETSI Open Source MANO announces Release FOUR, moving faster than ever

    Sophia Antipolis, 23 May 2018

    The first open source group to incorporate ETSI NFV APIs

    ETSI is pleased to announce the availability of OSM Release FOUR.

    Bringing a large set of new features and enhancements, this version is the most ambitious and innovative OSM Release to date and constitutes a huge leap forward in terms of functionality, user experience and maturity. This new Release brings substantial progress thanks to a number of architectural improvements, which result in a more efficient behaviour and much leaner footprint - up to 75% less RAM consumption.

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  • Is NFV reaching its prime time? Part 3: 2nd ETSI NFV Plugtests from the MANO perspective

    In the first post of this series, I shared a short introduction to the NFV concept and its importance, as well as a summary about ETSI's 2nd NFV Plugtests. In the second post I shared the overall results of the tests and some details from the VIM perspective.

    In this third and final post, I will share a summary of the results related to the Management and Orchestration (MANO) solutions, which as you may already know, are the software pieces (VNF Manager and NFV Orchestrator) that define how virtualized network services are built from the resources provided by the infrastructure through the VIM (VMs, containers, networks, etc), their lifecycle, and of course, their behavior.

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  • ETSI Open Source MANO announces Release THREE

    Sophia Antipolis, 14 November 2017

    Expedites adoption in production environments

    ETSI Open Source MANO group (ETSI OSM) announces finalization of OSM Release THREE, keeping the pace of a release every 6 months.

    This release includes a large set of new capabilities as well as numerous enhancements in terms of scalability, performance, resiliency, security and user experience that facilitate its adoption in production environments.

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  • OSM Community honoured as best Open Source Development initiative at Layer 123 SDN World Congress

    The Hague, 12 October 2017 

    The ETSI Open Source MANO project has been recognized as a leading global NFV orchestration initiative at this week's SDN NFV World Congress 2017 in The Hague, Netherlands. Winning the inaugural Network Transformation Award in the Ecosystem and Partnership category as the Best Open Source Development project showcases the contributions and commitment of all of the currently 81 organizations participating in OSM.

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  • ETSI Open Source MANO announces Release TWO

    Sophia Antipolis, 27 April 2017

    Advanced interoperability, scalability and hybrid cloud capabilities to meet operators’ needs

    Continuing to meet operators’ needs for predictable, high-quality open source MANO releases, the ETSI Open Source MANO group (ETSI OSM) today announces OSM Release TWO. This release brings significant improvements in terms of interoperability, performance, stability, security, and resources footprint to meet operators’ requirements for trials and upcoming RFx processes.

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  • Open Source MANO reaches 60 members, adds Verizon as new operator member

    Sophia Antipolis, 27 February 2017

    Open Source MANO, the largest open source MANO initiative, showcases momentum with new members Atos, CableLabs and Verizon, and Mobile World Congress demonstrations

    ETSI’s Open Source MANO today welcomes its newest members, with Atos, CableLabs and Verizon joining the group making a total of 60 organizations working together to shape NFV networks in the largest open source MANO initiative.

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  • Open Source MANO demos at Mobile World Congress 2017

    A number of OSM community members are showing demos at this year's Mobile World Congress.

    We're maintaining a list of demos. Please check back regularly as more community members release details.

    More details on each of these demos is available in our OSM Blog!

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  • 50 organizations have joined the OSM community to shape NFV networks in 2017

    Following the publication of Release ONE in early October 2016, the OSM community continues to embrace new contributing organizations with more than 50 organizations coming together to develop production-grade Management and Orchestration (MANO) Software for deployment in 2017. This new milestone in community growth is closely mirrored by the strong interest that OSM Release ONE has seen in the global MANO ecosystem; more than 800 downloads from more than 50 countries in less than four weeks after release are a testament of the interest and engagement that the OSM community has been able to create with a broad set of operators, software vendors, system integrators and others.

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  • A conversation with the OSM Leadership Group

    Release ONE of the ETSI Open Source MANO (OSM) project marks a milestone from a community growth and software maturity perspective. To mark this occasion and based on the following five discussion areas, the members of the OSM Marketing Task Force engaged in a conversation with the OSM Leadership Group —Francisco-Javier Ramón, Andy Reid and Pål Grønsund— to get their perspectives on what we have accomplished, the importance of Release ONE to meet operator needs and their view of the project’s future.

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  • Open Source MANO Release ONE now available

    Sophia Antipolis, 4 October 2016

    Delivering superior interoperability, modelling and installation experience

    ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM) group has today announced the availability of its OSM Release ONE, an open source Management and Orchestration (MANO) software stack closely aligned with ETSI NFV, and focused on helping industry accelerate the implementation of network virtualization. The OSM community aims to deliver a production-quality open source MANO stack that meets the requirements of commercial NFV networks.

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  • Growing OSM community completes Release 1 mid-cycle working session to confirm September launch

    ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM) community held their first technical mid-release face-to-face meeting (MR#1) at the end of June to outline the requirements and development sprints for the upcoming Release 1, and to gather and document input for the longer-term architectural OSM roadmap. It was great to see more than 45 people gather in Madrid! The OSM community’s spirit of openness, close technical collaboration and focus on rapidly delivering working code to meet the requirements from its operator end-user advisory group resulted in substantive progress and agreement on interfaces, functional development areas and even two impromptu hackathons!

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  • Q&A with ETSI OSM TSC Chair, Adrian Hoban (Intel Corp)

    Adrian Hoban gives us an exclusive interview on the goals of TSC, what Release 0 will bring to the community and much more.

    1) What are the overall goals for the OSM Technical Steering Committee (TSC)?

    The role of the TSC is to coordinate the project’s technical activities. Its functions include setting and evolving the Data Model to meet End-User Advisory Group (EUAG) priorities, collecting feature requests from the EUAG and prioritizing them per release, ensuring the implementation of the feature roadmap and the Data Model, deciding what is distributed as outcome of the project, and fostering, supporting and growing the project’s community.

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  • Open Source MANO delivers Release 0 ahead of schedule

    Sophia Antipolis, 26 May 2016

    Community grows to 30 members

    ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM) initiative has today announced the availability of its Release 0 code package, a month ahead of schedule.

    OSM Release 0 integrates the seed code supplied by Telefonica, RIFT.io, Canonical and others, into a documented package of running code. OSM Release 0 is available now for download from the OSM project website, together with its accompanying Release 0 documentation.

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  • OSM demo @TMForum Live! Nice

    ETSI OSM members and participants Telefónica, Indra and Comptel, plus Etiya, showed the Proof of Concept called “NFV Service Orchestration and Lifecycle Management based on Open Source MANO” in the TMForum event Live! 2016 that took place in Nice the 9th-12th of May.

    The demonstration showcased the use of the northbound interfaces exposed by OSM for Network Scenario onboarding, instantiation and management by Comptel’s FlowOne, which was acting as a E2E Orchestrator, managing both virtual and physical infrastructure. The scenario was an enrichment of what was shown on the MWC’16, this time including integration with real-world OSS/BSS and covering a hybrid environment.

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  • ETSI Open Source MANO sets ambitious delivery plans

    Sophia Antipolis, 12 April 2016

    New open source NFV initiative settles leadership and structures, plans Release 0 within two months

    The ETSI Open Source MANO (OSM) group successfully completed its inaugural meeting at ETSI in Sophia Antipolis, France, to lay the technical and community engagement foundations for the group’s 2016 roadmap.

    During this collaborative session, the initial OSM architecture was discussed, community leaders  were elected, and the project governance was agreed. Francisco-Javier Ramón Salguero of Telefonica was elected as chairman of the group, Pål Gronsund of Telenor and Andy Reid of BT were both elected as vice chairs.

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  • New ETSI group develops Open Source for NFV

    Sophia Antipolis, 22 February 2016

    Open Source MANO will deliver an Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration software stack

    A new ETSI group has commenced development of Open Source software for Management and Orchestration (MANO) of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The open source implementation will be aligned with ETSI’s NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG).

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