Ciena Makes Blue Planet Contribution to ONAP
April 22, 2020
part of its ongoing commitment to support open source projects and
service providersí efforts to deliver advanced services like 5G, Blue
Planet, a division of Ciena, is contributing new functionality and code
to the Linux Foundationís open source Open Networking Automation
Platform (ONAP) Policy Framework. These additions give service
providers, who have deployed ONAP, more flexibility for creating and
administering intent-based policies supporting automation use cases.
Dana Cooperson, Research Director with Analysys Mason said, "Solution componentization, such as Blue Planetís ONAP policy capability, provides service providers with a much-needed tool to create best-in-class software stacks. Service providers should insist that their vendors demonstrate the willingness and ability to componentize to support their operations automation and related business growth strategies."
Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking and Orchestration at Linux Foundation added, ďWe greatly value contributions to ONAP from all strategic players as we work together as a community to accelerate real-time, policy-driven orchestration. Blue Planetís continued support is a testament of its commitment to open source and advancing todayís networks.Ē
Kailem Anderson, Vice President of Portfolio and Engineering with Blue Planet, a division of Ciena concluded, "As the industry prepares for more on-demand services like 5G network slicing and network-as-a-service, service providers are looking for automation solutions that both contribute to ONAP and complement it. Blue Planet is invested in supporting service providers in using automation to transform and future-proof their networks.Ē