CENX joins management and orchestration community

Alan Burkitt-Gray
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Data analytics company CENX joins ETSI organisation to develop standards for open-source management and orchestration

CENX, which produces data analytics software, has joined the open-source management and orchestration community that is run by the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI).

The community, called Open Source MANO (OSM), is developing a software stack for use in network functions virtualisation (NFV).

Andrew McDonald, SVP of core products at CENX, said: “Working with ETSI will allow us to help service providers to further streamline their VNF [virtualised network functions] on-boarding processes.”

The project is part of ETSI’s Tosca (topology and orchestration specification for cloud applications) initiative, that aims to standardise the descriptions of software applications and the requirements that allow them to run properly via cloud infrastructure.

CENX said it sees the Tosca initiative as a key component of the service provider transition to closed-loop automation.

“CENX aims to augment the Tosca template used by ETSI to specify all aspects of the NFV lifecycle, which will ultimately help to provide an enriching customer experience, increase automation levels and reduce integration costs,” said McDonald.