The Nephio project – seeded by Google and now hosted by the Linux Foundation – has received a lot of attention lately based on its first release (R1) which was announced in August. More than 70 network operators and vendors around the world have now signed up to the project and the developer community has meetups planned in Mountain View and Bangalore coming up soon.
Nephio uses an open source platform that has already transformed the software technology landscape, Kubnernetes, to automate the deployment and management of cloud infrastructure, and network functions. Nephio is intent-based, meaning that it automates a network operator’s intent into configurations and container-based deployment of services. But the real genius of Nephio, I believe, is the way it simplifies network service delivery for operators – something lacking in previous, open source approaches.
Leveraging our deep experience with Nephio, Aarna Networks last month announced a commercial Nephio support package, Aarna Nephio Support 1.0 (ANS). Now, to make it even easier for users to deploy, configure, and manage Nephio, Aarna Networks is offering a Nephio packaged version that includes the following:
If your organization wants to get hands on with Nephio, but is uncertain how to get traction and begin testing, this is a great way to get started. This special offer is now being offered at the significantly discounted rate of $50,000. Interested parties are encouraged to move quickly as engagements at this price level must be initiated before the end of 2023.