Aarna Networks ONS EU 2019 Activities
I will be at ONS EU 2019 in Antwerp next week. Here is a quick summary of Aarna activities:
1. We are participating in the Linux Foundation booth to demo the OPNFV Verification Program (OVP)—an open source, community-led compliance and verification program to demonstrate the readiness and availability of commercial NFV products and services, including NFVI and VNFs. It is a joint demo by China Mobile, Huawei, Intel, Vodafone, VoerEir and us. There will be 4 OVP demos in total: NFVI validation, VNF compliance , VNF validation using a Heat VNF, and VNF validation using a TOSCA VNF.
2. We are hosting an unconference session titled, "ONAP as a unified MEC-in-NFV Orchestrator" on September 25 at 13:50 in the Gorilla 4 room. Given that in the latest ETSI MEC architecture specification, there is a generic reference architecture and a MEC-in-NFV variant, we would like to discuss the MEC-in-NFV variant and the possibility of ONAP serving as the combined orchestrator (NFVO+MEAO). Also, given the rich functionality of various ONAP controllers, we would like to discuss how ONAP could possibly interface with both external MEPM-V components or alternatively subsume this functionality within ONAP. This is quite similar to how ONAP deals with VNFMs — they can be external or internal. There is no pre-planned agenda, and we would like to have an open discussion on this topic.