Advances in deployment of standardized NFV Orchestration through ETSI OSM

Published on:
Monday, 19th April, 2021
Presented by:
Gianpietro Lavado, Solutions Architect, Whitestack

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Abstract/Presentation overview

In this presentation, we will cover three topics that are considered very important for the adoption of ETSI NFV Standards, from the point of view of a company that actively contributes to ETSI OSM while productizing and deploying the software for network operators.

First, the advancements in the alignment with ETSI NFV Standards in Open Source MANO, including standards for packaging, descriptors modeling, northbound interface, EM/VNF management interfaces, and ETSI MEC Integration.

Second, some experiences of deploying ETSI OSM in production environments will be shared, including initial feedback from the field on ETSI NFV standards adoption, Network Functions orchestration, and some challenges of ETSI NFV MANO looking forward.

Finally, we will share the experience of testing Open Source MANO in the latest ETSI NFV Plugtests. This includes testing NBI conformance to SOL005 and supporting VNF providers with the adoption of a standard model.


Gianpietro Lavado

Solutions Architect, Whitestack


Gianpietro is co-founder and Telco Cloud architect at Whitestack, a company focused on accelerating the Telco transformation through recent innovations and open technologies. He is also part of the ETSI Open Source MANO community, where he currently leads the VNF Onboarding Task Force.

He has around twenty years of planning, deployment and operations experience in Service Provider architectures, including IP/MPLS Core, Carrier Ethernet, Data Center, Cloud, SDN, NFV, Mobile and Network Management technologies. Previous positions include Planning and Operations roles at Impsat / Global Crossing, and technical consultancy roles at Cisco Systems.

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