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In order for NRENs and operators to be able to deploy and operate innovative NaaS offerings, an appropriate toolset needs to be created. With such goal in mind, Mantychore FP7 has created the OpenNaaS framework.

OpenNaaS was born with the aim to create an open source software project community that allows several stakeholders to contribute and benefit from a common NaaS software stack. OpenNaaS offers a versatile toolset for the deployment of NaaS oriented services. The software is released with a dual L-GPL/ASF licensing schema that ensures that the platform will remain open and consistent, while commercial derivatives can be built on top. This open schema allows trust to be built on the platform, as NRENs and commercial network operators can rely on the continuity, transparency and adaptability of the platform.

In that sense, each network domain would be able to use their own OpenNaaS instance to:

  • Get resources from the network infrastructure: routers, switches, links or provisioning systems.
  • Abstract them to service resources, independently of vendor and model details.
  • Embed instantiation of virtualized resources in the regular BSS workflows.
  • Delegate management permissions over the infrastructure resources they own so that “Infrastructure integrators” can control them during a period of time.

With an eye on versatility and smooth integration, OpenNaaS offers a powerful remote command line, as well as web-service interfaces. This web-service interface will offer the possibility to both build a GUI and integrate it with existing middleware applications already deployed in the virtual research organisations.

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Join us here:

  • Adrian Rosello
  • Carlos Baez
  • Eduard Grasa
  • Elisabeth Rigol
  • Gerd Behrmann
  • Isart Canyameres
  • Jordi Puig
  • Natalia Koroleva
  • Pau Minoves
  • Santiago Pimentel
  • Julio Carlos Barrera
  • Manel Jara
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