Eight months after its inception, the Open Network Automation Platform project released its first code, dubbed Amsterdam. The ONAP architecture is a combination of two former open source projects — AT&T’s Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy and the Open-Orchestrator project.
ONAP’s November release targets carriers and service providers by creating a platform for network automation. It includes two blueprints — one for Voice over Long Term Evolution and one governing virtual customer premises equipment. Additionally, Amsterdam focuses on automating the service lifecycle management for virtual network functions (VNFs), said Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration at The Linux Foundation, which hosts the ONAP project.
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