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Open-source ‘5G software infrastructure’ focus of Dell, AT&T partnership

Network virtualization, automation key pieces of transition from LTE to 5G AT&T and Dell Technologies are combining their respective expertise in open source software to develop solutions to enable the ongoing transition to a cloud-native, automated 5G network. The companies specifically called out NFV< SDN...

AT&T tracking to meet 2018 network virtualization goal

Open source DNOS part of network virtualization efforts Since the days of Domain 2.0, AT&T has set ambitious goals for its network virtualization efforts. The operator finished 2017 with 55% of its network virtualized and Chris Rice, SVP of Network Cloud & Infrastructure, said in an...

Juniper OpenContrail evolves into the Linux Foundation’s Tungsten Fabric

The Linux Foundation announces Tungsten Fabric Juniper Networks’ open-source network virtualization platform OpenContrail has finished migrating to the Linux Foundation and rebranded itself as Tungsten Fabric. Juniper originally open sourced OpenContrail in 2013 and announced it was moving to the Linux Foundation last December. The company...

AT&T open sources network OS under DANOS project

Linux Foundation launches DANOS project The Linux Foundation recently introduced the Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) project, with a code release slated for the second half of this year. DANOS is based upon AT&T’s "dNOS" software framework, which the company first unveiled last year. It was...

Intel contributing Wind River components to Akraino Edge Stack

Intel provides Wind River components and NFV SDK to Akraino Edge Stack Intel announced it is contributing Wind River Titanium Cloud components along with its Network Edge Virtualization Software Development Kit (NEV SDK) to the Linux Foundation’s Akraino Edge Stack project. By contributing to the open source...

Chinese tech giant deploys Blockchain-as-a-Service with Baidu Trust

Baudi deploys new Blockchain-as-a-Service platform China’s search engine giant Baidu recently deployed a Blockchain as-a-Service (BaaS) called Baidu Trust. Blockchain refers to a technology that enables users to make transactions online. The technology consists of records called blocks, which are strung together and secured using cryptography....

Juniper challenges Cisco, VMware with Contrail Enterprise Multicloud

Juniper releases OpenContrail codebase to Linux Foundation Juniper Networks is upping competition with Cisco, VMware and other enterprises taking up space in the cloud market with the introduction of Contrail Enterprise Multicloud at the company's NXTWORK conference. Juniper is a provider of networking devices like routers,...

Bell becomes first operator to launch ONAP in production

Bell deploys product with ONAP platform Canadian telecommunications company Bell announced it has become the first company to launch an open source version of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) in production. The announcement was noted by Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration at...

Google researcher discovers 14 Linux USB vulnerabilities

Google researcher finds 14 Linux USB subsystem security vulnerabilities Google researcher Andrey Konovalov recently discovered 14 Linux USB subsystem security vulnerabilities, all of which can be triggered by a “crafted malicious USB device in case an attacker has physical access to the machine.” Konovalov found the...

Keynote speaker discusses how to build open source communities

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Jono Bacon, founder of Jono Bacon Consulting, delivered a keynote presentation titled “The Impact of the Ecosystem” at the Linux Foundation Open Source Summit North America this week. The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit consists of over 2,000 developers, operators and...

SUSE director discusses human enablement at open source summit

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Alan Clark, director of industry initiatives, emerging standards and open source at SUSE, and chairman of the OpenStack Foundation’s board of directors, delivered a keynote presentation titled “Lightning Talk: Human Enablement” at the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America...

CNCF makes Community Infrastructure Lab available for open source projects

CNCF teams up with Packet to provide Lab to developers The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of cloud native applications, announced today it is making its CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab publicly available for open source projects. Cloud native computing...

Linux Foundation focuses on bringing virtualization to your car

Linux Foundation automotive group using open source to enable in-car infotainment Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation and focused on connected vehicles, recently revealed the latest infotainment platform, Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0, alongside a new Virtualization Expert...

ECI launches hybrid virtualization platform

ECI new platform seeks to bring service agility closer to the edge ECI, a global provider of the "elastic network" technologies , announced its Hybrid Virtualization Platform Thursday, created to support an array of network functions virtualization (NFV) use cases. NFV architecture serves as the backbone...

Sprint unveils open source NFV/SDN reference solution dubbed C3PO

Developed with Intel Labs, Sprint says C3PO combines open source software with off-the-shelf hardware to drive network efficiencies The ever-increasing complexity of evolving telecommunications networks is forcing operators to quickly virtualize and automate network management and operational processes to keep up with the flexibility and...

Linux Foundation ONAP builds on open source ECOMP, Open-O

The Linux Foundation discusses its ONAP Project, which is focused on consolidating efforts around open source orchestration and management. On this week’s “NFV/SDN Reality Check,” we speak with The Linux Foundation to discuss its recent move to consolidate its open source enhanced control,...

Virtualization is accelerating, but devops transition remains problematic

Devops transition is 'No. 1 pain point' as operators embrace virtualization. As operators move to embrace virtualization on the road to "5G," can the workforce keep up? Many leaders in the space have worked to aggressively retrain employees – shifting emphasis from hardware-based functions to...

Worst of the Week: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile dropping barrels of unlimited data

Unlimited data is back, with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all going ape over the new marketing opportunity, to the benefit of consumers. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes...

Linux Foundation combines open source ECOMP, Open-O into ONAP

Stating plans to harmonize under a single framework targeting telecom SDN and NFV plans, The Linux Foundation moves to consolidate open source efforts. The Linux Foundation is looking to merge open source orchestration and management efforts, and perhaps reduce acronym clutter, by...

OPNFV set to release fourth NFV platform under ‘Danube’ moniker

Open source-focused NFV organization OPNFV said next release to drop in late March or early April, bolstering telecom move towards software platforms. The Linux Foundation’s Open Platform for NFV project is looking to unveil a new platform release over the next two...

AT&T ECOMP released to open source community through The Linux Foundation

AT&T made good on its plans to release its ECOMP SDN and NFV platform into the open source community through The Linux Foundation. AT&T officially moved on its plans to migrate its enhanced control, orchestration, management and policy platform into the open...

Orange, Amdocs to trial AT&T ECOMP software platform in Poland

Orange Group and AT&T agreed to test ECOMP platform last year. Orange Polska, the Polish subsidiary of French telecom group Orange, and Amdocs, a provider of digital customer experience solutions, announced a project to trial AT&T's enhanced control, orchestration, management and policy software...

VMware joins Open-O project targeting NFV, SDN orchestration

Story updated to correct VMware's status at Open-O as a "premier" member. The Linux Foundation-based open source group Open-O snares VMware as “premier” member joining the likes of China Mobile, Huawei. The Open-O Project recently welcomed new member VMware to the open source...

Nokia, Cisco, Ericsson and Huawei partner on NFV interoperability

NFV Interoperability Testing Initiative formed by Nokia, Cisco, Ericsson and Huawei in pact to accelerate commercial NFV implementations. A cadre of high-level telecommunication vendors formed the NFV Interoperability Testing Initiative in a move to conquer continued multivendor interoperability testing challenges for network...

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