VMware (NYSE:VMW) has joined the OPEN-O Project, an open source group hosted by The Linux Foundation. OPEN-O is intended to provide telecommunications, cable and cloud operators with end-to-end service orchestration over network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure, along with software defined networks (SDN) and legacy networks.
As a Platinum member, VMware will participate in the governing board and with the technical steering and marketing committees to help drive innovation in open, standards-based orchestration.
"The OPEN-O Project is representative of the industry movement towards adoption and production deployment of open standards-based orchestration to enable operators to capitalize on NFV and SDN architecture," said Marc Cohn, executive director, OPEN-O and vice president, network strategy, The Linux Foundation. "Operators participating in OPEN-O feature a subscriber base in excess of a billion mobile, residential and business users. With the addition of leading NFV vendors such as VMware, we believe OPEN-O will successfully deliver the abstraction needed to deliver complex services over SDN and NFV infrastructures as well as legacy networks."