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Benu Networks Creates a Global Open Source MANO (OSM) Community

By CIOReview | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BOSTON, MA: Benu Networks has annexed the Open Source MANO (OSM) community that is converged on rendering an open source Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack regulated with ETSI Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) information models.

ETSI works as an operator-led community to fulfill the requisites of production NFV networks and OSM has been conceived under its shade. The NFV orchestrator and Virtualized Network Function (VNF) manager are the vital assets of the ETSI NFV architectural framework. For operators to enable true NFV services, additional layers like service orchestration are required.

“Benu Networks is excited to be an initial member of the OSM,” asserts Rajat Ghai, CTO Benu Networks. “We believe that OSM will accelerate the adoption of Benu’s vCPE home and business solutions by Service Providers since it creates an open and standards based service orchestration environment.”

Founding members of OSM comprise Telefónica, BT, Canonical, Intel, Mirantis,, Telekom Austria Group, and Telenor, along with other initial participants such as Benu Networks, Brocade, Comptel, Dell, Indra, Korea Telecom, Metaswitch, RADWare, Red Hat, and Sandvine, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telmex, xFlow and 6WIND.

OSM’s charter includes working with the community to cater a production-quality open source MANO stack under Apache Public License 2.0. Available in the Intel booth hall 3, 3D30 at MWC2016, The ignition manifestation of the OSM project reflects the feasibility of the initial selection of operator use cases.

“ETSI OSM complements the work of the ETSI NFV Industry Specific Group (ISG) and vice versa. It will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the synergy between standardization and open source approaches by accessing a greater and more diverse set of contributors and developers than would normally be possible,” states Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General. “This maximizes innovation, efficiency and time to market and ensures a continuing series of conformant reference implementations.”