OPNFV Summit: Are We Moving Too Fast?

Peter Jarich
Peter Jarich

Summary Bullets:

  • Blowing through attendance expectations, the inaugural OPNFV Summit pointed to the distinct market interest in driving NFV platform innovation and interoperability
  • Attendance and participation also help to highlight the key vendors driving the OPNFV effort forward
  • In an effort to maintain OPNFV’s relevance, engagement around strategic technologies – containers, open data plane, analytics – is promising
  • Where many operators are just beginning to embark on their NFV strategy, it may be too much to expect operators to fully embrace these technologies in the near-term

Amongst all the different industry organizations and open-source initiatives trying to drive SDN and NFV forward, it might be easy to overlook OPNFV; it’s one of the newer organizations and a focus on the foundational aspect of NFV platforms isn’t as sexy as SDN controller or VNF development. That 700+ attendees showed up for the initial OPNFV Summit from November 9th to 12th, however, is a testament to the fact that it’s not actually getting overlooked by vendors, operators and industry watchers focused on NFV. Continue reading “OPNFV Summit: Are We Moving Too Fast?”