Open source standards organizations foster industry-wide collaboration and innovation on technologies that propel the industry forward. Intel® is a leading contributor to a number of open source projects including those that are advancing network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). Intel's sponsorship of these open source projects includes platinum membership in FD.io, OpenStack, OPNFV and Open Source MANO (OSM) as well as membership in open source projects such as Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and Open vSwitch.
Intel Network Builders is the perfect place for active ecosystem partners and end-user members to gain access to a wide range of supporting documentation for the open source work that Intel engineers are involved in. Here you will find more information on each of the open source projects, access to code and learn more about Intel's ongoing contributions to each standard.
Additional NFV and SDN technical information and support can be found in the networking section of the Intel Developer Zone. Further information on Intel's other open source projects can be found at 01.org.
Open Source Projects
The Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) toolkit is designed to foster open collaboration and application innovation at the network and enterprise edge. OpenNESS is an open-source reference toolkit that Intel® is making available to enable the ecosystem to create and deploy new edge applications and services. OpenNESS makes it easier for cloud and internet of things developers to engage with a worldwide ecosystem of hardware, software and solutions integrators to develop new 5G and edge use cases and services.
OpenNESS originated with Intel looking to enable Service Providers and Enterprises with an easy-to-use software platform for the edge. We are happy to be delivering this into the Open Source community to help accelerate the adoption of edge computing.
OpenNESS offers cloud and IOT developers an easy-to-use reference software toolkit to create and deploy applications at the on-premise and network edge locations. By simplifying complex networking technology.
In this Chip Chat Network Insights podcast episode, Meiji Chang, General Manager and Co-Founder of QNAP Systems, shares how QNAP will enable an intelligent uCPE with AI use case for small and medium business enterprise with ability to process multiple workloads (AI, media, networking) with a single device at the edge.
The Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is a set of data plane libraries and network interface controller drivers for fast packet processing. DPDK provides a programming framework for Intel architecture (and other) processors and enables faster development of high-speed data packet networking applications. http://www.dpdk.org
Home to over a dozen industry-leading open source networking projects, The Linux Foundation is supporting the momentum of open source standards as service providers and enterprises use this technology to redefine how they create their networks and deliver a new generation of services. Below are some key projects or you can learn more from the Linux Foundation website.
Learn about key FD.io functionalities that enable commercial-ready solutions for software-defined infrastructures.
Container and Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM) Virtualization for Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
Choosing the right virtualization technology is key for realizing the potential of virtualization. This white paper provides an overview of container technology, current pain points and strengths compared to hypervisor-based virtualization.
ETSI - Open Source MANO
ETSI Open Source MANO (OSM), will deliver an open source MANO stack using accepted open source tools and working procedures. The activity is closely aligned with the evolution of ETSI NFV and will provide a regularly updated reference implementation of NFV MANO. OSM will enable an ecosystem of NFV solution vendors who can rapidly and cost-effectively deliver solutions.
Telefónica launched its UNICA program in 2013. This video explains the direction of the project toward zero-touch operations as networks evolve to 5G.
An open-source orchestration solution based on published information and data models will unleash an OpenNFV ecosystem that addresses multiple use cases for carrier-grade network functions virtualization (NFV).
OpenStack is a free and open-source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). The software platform consists of interrelated components that control hardware pools of processing, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center.
This paper explains OpenStack EPA features with a brief description of each feature, configuration steps to enable the feature, and a short discussion of its benefits.
Open vSwitch is a software implementation of a virtual multilayer network switch, designed to enable effective network automation through programmatic extensions, while supporting standard management interfaces and protocols such as NetFlow, sFlow, SPAN, RSPAN, CLI, LACP and 802.1ag.
Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
OPNFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform to accelerate the introduction of new NFV products and services. As an open source project, OPNFV is uniquely positioned to bring together the work of standards bodies, open source communities and commercial suppliers to deliver a de facto standard open source NFV platform for the industry.