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Latest Networking Blog: Network Harmonization 2.0: Evolving Linux Foundation Networking  · By Arpit Joshipura · READ NOW »

On January 1, 2018, we formed The LF Networking Fund (LFN), a new entity that increases collaboration and operational excellence across networking projects. LFN integrates the governance of participating projects in order to improve operational efficiencies and simplify member engagement. Each technical project retains its technical independence and project roadmaps.

The founding projects within LFN are, OpenDaylight, ONAP, OPNFV, PNDA, and SNAS.

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We are fostering collaboration and innovation across the entire open networking stack — from the data plane into the control plane, to orchestration, automation, end-to-end testing, and more.

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Harmonizing Open Source and Standards in the Telecom World

In this white paper, we recast the “standards vs. open source” question, asking instead how open source can complement standardization to improve market adoption. Our goal is to leverage the operational knowledge and use cases innate to standards development organizations (SDOs) as well as the collaborative innovation and openness offered by open source.

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XCI Solution Brief

“XCI is needed to address the complex testing challenges in OPNFV. From stress, to robustness, resiliency, VNF on-boarding and end-to-end testing, XCI is now a part of OPNFV’s DNA and allows us to test as closely as possible from upstream to provide realistic ‘telco grade’ feedback, including orchestration.”

— Morgan Richomme, NFV architect, Orange

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Arpit Joshipura, Linux Foundation | Cisco DevNet Create 2017

Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking at the Linux Foundation, sits down with John Furrier and Peter Burris at Cisco’s inaugural DevNet Create 2017 in San Francisco.