ONAP, The De Facto Open Network Automation Platform, Goes Cloud-Native in Honolulu
SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open source networking projects, today announced the availability of the ONAP Honolulu release. The most integrated ONAP release to date, the arrival of Honolulu coincides with the new 5G Super Blueprint, which works end-to-end across the open source 5G stack enabling easier deployments and automation with Magma 5G Core, ORAN SC, LF Edge Akraino.
"ONAP is an integral component of the 5G Super Blueprint, bringing automation and other management and orchestration capabilities to the end-to-end 5G infrastructure," said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, the Linux Foundation. "The Honolulu release—which really brings robust cloud native capabilities to the forefront—coincides with collaborative efforts across open source communities to deliver more scalable, deployable networks across 5G, carrier Wi-Fi, private LTE, and more."
ONAP's eighth release, Honolulu, brings even more cloud native functionality with seamless configuration of Helm-based CNFs and Kubernetes. Increased modularity allows users to pick and choose components for specific use cases. Honolulu also brings increased support for the O-RAN A1 standard that provides a flexible way for RAN operators to optimize wide area RAN networks and reduce CAPEX. Significant new functionality was added around end-to-end 5G network slicing with three network slicing components for RAN, core, and transport and better compliance with 3GPP standards.
"From its birth, ONAP has been positioned as a critical Network Automation Platform, continuously growing its 5G footprint and Cloud Native capabilities while playing an active role in CSPs' RAN virtualization journey", said Catherine Lefèvre, ONAP TSC Chair. "In addition to our 5G features and O-RAN integration activities, our latest release, Honolulu, is extending Network Slicing functions to support RAN, Core, and Transport domains. Additionally, this release also introduces the concept of best practices and global requirements (design patterns applicable to the whole code base) to ensure we keep enhancing platform robustness. ONAP will remain an important agent of change this year by expanding its scope to include functionalities for Enterprise Customers and Vertical Markets, while enhancing its modularity to enable lightweight packaging tailored to specific use cases."
More details on Honolulu—including new functionalities, blueprints, and 5G use cases—are available via the links provided below. To learn more about ONAP Honolulu, please visit https://www.onap.org/software.
The next ONAP release, 'Istanbul,' is planned for 2H of 2021.
The LFN Developer & Testing Forum is being held over four days, June 7 – 10, 2021. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. More details, including registration information, are available here: https://www.lfnetworking.org/event/lfn-developer-testing-forum-june/.
The Open Networking & Edge (ONE) Summit, the ONE event for end to end connectivity solutions powered by open source and enables the collaborative development necessary to shape the future of networking and edge computing, takes place October 11-12, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Call For Proposals is currently open and accepting submissions through June 20, 2021. Registration will open soon.
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