Linux Foundation to hold global Open Source Networking events, looks to foster local provider, vendor collaboration

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Hosted and organized by local open source networking communities and The Linux Foundation, the event will feature vendors and projects including ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, DPDK, FD.io and PNDA.

As an effort to drive service provider and vendor collaboration around open networking, the Linux Foundation has launched its Open Source Networking Days (OSN) series of events.

Hosted and organized by local open source networking communities and The Linux Foundation, the event will feature vendors and projects including ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, DPDK, FD.io and PNDA.

The inaugural OSN Days will take place in Paris, MilanStockholmLondonTel Aviv and Japan from October 9-19.

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During each day-long event, The Linux Foundation will hold a plenary session presented by site hosts and speakers from the organization on the state of the industry and how projects across the open networking stack integrate.

In addition, the events will feature technical sessions, tutorials, demonstrations and workshops presented by community experts on the state of the industry and business opportunities enabled by network transformation—such as 5G and IoT. The Linux Foundation said it will encourage industry participation with the goal of deepening knowledge of open source networking and setting the stage for continued collaboration in each region.

“One of my primary goals at The Linux Foundation is to foster innovation across the entire open source networking ecosystem,” said Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking and Orchestration at Linux Foundation, in a blog post. “This involves coordinating across multiple open source projects and initiatives and identifying key areas for collaboration to create an open source networking stack.”

Joshipura added that the goal is help service providers and vendors simplify the adoption and implementation of open networking concepts.

“We are working across the entire ecosystem with industry-leading partners—from developers to service providers to vendors—to unify various open source components and create solutions that will accelerate network transformation,” Joshipura said.  

OSN Days are being supported site hosts and sponsors, including: Amdocs, Atos, Cloudify, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Orange, Red Hat, SUSE and Vodafone.