ETSI releases first SDN softw…

ETSI releases first SDN software stack as open source


This week, standardisation organisation ETSI published OSM Release ONE, an open-source software stack to implement Software-Defined Networking (SDN). SDN, or network virtualisation, brings the management of computer networks to a higher level by abstracting the physical infrastructure. This allows network administrators to manage their networks in a more flexible, or even a fully automated, dynamic way.

The OSM software was developed by ETSI's Management and Orchestration (MANO) group in close alignment with the Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) Industry Specification Group, in which industry and ETSI collaborate on standards for SDN.

The OSM community aims to deliver a production-quality open-source MANO stack that meets the requirements of commercial NFV networks. According to ETSI, the platform has been tested and documented to allow rapid installation in operator labs. The OSM group is currently building a network of remote labs connected over a virtual network to test the compatibility and interoperability of multiple types of infrastructures.

European Standards Organisations

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, is one of the European Standards Organisations (ESOs) officially recognised by the European Commission. The other two ESOs are CEN and CENELEC. These ESOs are financially supported by the Commission and their standards can be referenced in public tenders (Regulation 1025/2012).

In 2011 the Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardization was established to advise on ICT standardisation in a worldwide context. This allows for specific standards [1, 2] from international organisations like IETF, OASIS and W3C to be identified and approved for referencing in European public procurement.




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Az ETSI OSS licensz alatt teszi elérhetővé az első SDN szoftver csomagját

ETSI lanza su primer software apilado SDN como código abierto

ETSI rilascia il suo primo SDN stack come Open Source

Ο οργανισμός τυποποίησης (ETSI) κυκλοφορεί την πρώτη SDN στοίβα λογισμικού σε μορφή ανοιχτού κώδικα

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