NFV Home

Survey Presents Views on Open MANO

By Paula Bernier June 06, 2017

More than a quarter of respondents to a recent survey said they won’t even consider using open source management and network orchestration solutions. However, 49 percent of those polled said they may employ open MANO offerings when such solutions become more mature.

These findings come from a report based on a March 2017 SDxCentral survey. The findings also indicated that 19 percent of those surveyed were looking at open source MANO software at the time of the outreach. During that same time, 12 percent were considering Tacker, a spinoff of the OpenStack Neutron project. And 9 percent were considering other open source options, the firm reported.

However, in the few months since the survey was conducted, the open MANO space has seen significant change. As those who did the research themselves note in presenting their findings, AT&T (with its ECOMP) and the Open Orchestrator Project (or OPEN-O) recently announced plans to merge their respective MANO efforts.

The combined project is called the Open Network Automation Platform project, or ONAP. And it’s under the umbrella of The Linux Foundation.

“The merging of open source ECOMP and OPEN-O will create the de facto industry standard for NFV/SDN automation and accelerate industry adoption by service providers and the vendor ecosystem,” Anthony Goonetilleke, group president at Amdocs Technology, said at the time. “Open source ECOMP brings a holistic approach based on production-proven software – the foundation upon which ONAP is being developed.”

AT&T has been the driving force behind ECOMP, which stands for enhanced control, orchestration, management, and policy platform. Bell Canada and Orange have also been testing the software. And suppliers Amdocs, Brocade, Ericsson, Huawei, IBM, Intel, and Metaswitch have also been involved with ECOMP. The release of ECOMP as open source was announced earlier this year.

OPEN-O, meanwhile, is the open source orchestration project that the Linux Foundation had been backing. Release 1.0 of OPEN-O was announced in November. And OPEN-O members included China Mobile, China Telecom, Hong Kong Telecom, and vendors Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, Intel, and ZTE, as well as Canonical, Cloudbase Solutions, InfoBlox, Raisecom, and Red Hat. 


Executive Editor, TMC

Related Articles

Winners of the 2018 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Innovation Award Announced

By: TMCnet News    6/4/2018

TMC announced the recipients of the 2018 INTERNET TELEPHONY NFV Innovation Award, presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.

Read More

Harnessing Pervasive Visibility to Unleash the Power of the Cloud

By: Michael Segal    11/9/2017

Cloud computing is having an unprecedented influence on companies throughout the world; according to research from BDO, an overwhelming number (74%) o…

Read More

Nokia Introduces SDAN Solution

By: Paula Bernier    10/10/2017

Nokia has unveiled a Software-Defined Access Network solution. This offering consists of cloud-native software, integration services, open programmabl…

Read More

Stating with Attestation, a Core Foundation of Computer Security for Sensitive Systems

By: Special Guest    10/3/2017

The European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) held their annual Security Week event and along with a representative from the UK National C…

Read More

Assuring Business Outcomes on Your DX Journey

By: Michael Segal    9/7/2017

When it comes to implementing strategies for digital transformation (DX), there are nearly as many methods as there are companies using them.

Read More