Learn how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is moving the industry from fixed-function, proprietary devices to flexible, software-driven environments, and how OPNFV (Open Platform for NFV) can help make the transition easier.
Created by: Amar Kapadia
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This course offers an introduction to The Linux Foundation OPNFV project (Open Platform for NFV), providing the basics of Network Function Virtualization (NFV). It delves into the challenges OPNFV solves, with an overview of related projects and industry use cases. We will also discuss how you can benefit from OPNFV. The Linux Foundation Open Platform for NFV project (OPNFV) facilitates the development and evolution of NFV components across various open source ecosystems. Through system level integration, deployment, and testing, OPNFV creates a reference NFV platform to accelerate the transformation of enterprise and service provider networks. This course is designed to provide a high-level understanding and business perspective of the OPNFV project and a guide for navigating, participating, and benefiting from the OPNFV community. The course is also meant for vendors that wish to determine how to position or sell their products into the NFV ecosystem including verification testing.
Welcome & Introduction
Chapter 1. NFV Basics and OPNFV Introduction
Chapter 2. Upstream Projects Integration
Chapter 3. Feature Projects
Chapter 4. Integration Projects
Chapter 5. Testing Projects
Chapter 6. Use Cases and Getting Involved
Amar Kapadia is a co-founder at Aarna Networks, Inc. and an ONAP specialist. Aarna Networks provides a commercial distribution of the ONAP project. Prior to Aarna, Amar was the NFV product marketing head at Mirantis. Before Mirantis, he was responsible for defining and launching EVault's public cloud storage service (acquired by Seagate) based on OpenStack Swift. Amar has over 20 years of experience in storage, server, and I/O technologies through marketing and engineering leadership positions at Emulex, Philips, and HP. Amar is also the author of three books: "ONAP Demystified", "Understanding OPNFV" and "OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) Essentials", and has spoken at events such as the OpenStack Summit and VMWorld. He lives in San Jose, CA with his wife and two sons.