RIFT.io Demonstrates Carrier-Grade Networking Readiness at the First ETSI NFV PLUGTEST™

RIFT.ware Achieves Proven Interoperability with Numerous VNF, NFVi and VIM Platforms in More than 50 Solution Tests

BURLINGTON, MA. Feb. 28, 2017 – RIFT.io, the leading integrator of open source technologies for carrier-grade network virtualization solutions, today announced the results of its highly successful participation in the first ever NFV Plugtest hosted by ETSI, the organization responsible for defining the specifications for the standardization of various NFV technologies (including NFV management & orchestration) that promises to redefine modern telecommunications networking.

The NFV Plugtest comprised more than 146 solution testing sessions, each three hours long, over the course of nearly two weeks. The tests were open to both commercial and open-source technologies and products across Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), Management and Orchestration (MANO), and NFV Infrastructure (NFVI), and Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) categories. More than 40 NFV implementations participated in the event, including 20 VNFs, 10 MANO and 10 NFVi/VIM platforms involving 140 technical experts on-hand.

The goal of each test was for the participants to assess their level of interoperability of their respective implementations and verify that they used the correct interpretation of the ETSI NFV specifications. The Plugtest focused on two primary scopes:

  • Interoperability: Testing interoperability among “Functions Under Test” featuring different combinations of VNFs, MANO, and NFVI & VIM.
  • NFV Release 2 Validation: Assessing industry readiness in supporting ETSI NFV Release 2 capabilities namely Network Service Descriptors (NSD), Virtualized Network Function (VNF) package & software image management, Network Service (NS) & VNF life cycle management, NS scaling,  virtual resource management, and VNF & NS fault and performance management.

In all, RIFT.io technical experts participated in 54 sessions using both RIFT.ware and OSM software.

“There is no doubt that the first NFV Plugtest was a successful and important event that will help accelerate the telco industry forward to next-gen networking deployments,” said Noel Charath, vice president of Services Delivery. “The participants achieved interoperability rates of almost 98 percent, far exceeding our expectations going into the tests, showing the commitment that the NFV industry places in carrier-driven, open networking solutions. This is a major milestone toward deploying these solutions in production environments among telco and mobile operators around the world.”

Read the RIFT.io blog on the NFV Plugtest results.

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RIFT.io provides the open source standard platform for the construction and automated deployment of scalable, virtualized network services.  RIFT.io technology and services accelerate service providers’ efforts to deploy NFV-enabled virtualized networks and empower enterprises to successfully deploy virtualized network services on private and hybrid cloud. Any network application built with RIFT.io technology can intelligently take advantage of any cloud’s unique capabilities and operate at any scale. RIFT.io is a privately held, global company with office in the United States and India. For more information about RIFT.io, visit https://riftio.com/. Follow us at @RIFT_io.


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