Broadcom Corporation announced its Open Network Function Virtualization platform

Broadcom Corporation, specialised  in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless Communications, announed the launch of its Open Network Function Virtualization (NFV) platform.

Designed to accelerate NFV adoption, the platform allows implementation of applications across multiple system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor solutions based on diverse Instruction Set Architectures (ISA).

With Broadcom's Open NFV platform, OEMs and ecosystem vendors can easily migrate virtual functions (VF) between platforms based on vendor solutions.

"Industry collaboration via open standards, like those supported by Broadcom and HP, enable customers to move NFV forward from concept into reality through tight interoperability between all of the components needed to rollout an Open NFV platform," said Werner Schaefer, Hewlett Packard Vice President, Network Functions Virtualization.


Broadcom's Open NFV platform is based on open source components such as Linux, KVM and OVS, being independent of the target SoC's ISA, thus allowing vendors to develop NFV applications that are portable. The platform supports open Application Programming Interface (API) standards such as Linaro's Open Data Plane (ODP) to access acceleration components for scaling critical functionality and reducing time-to-market delays.

Broadcom will showcase its mobile innovations at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 24 - 27. In addition to the platform, Event Machine, the technology for ODP from ENEA along with application ID from QOSMOS and data plane acceleration from 6WIND, will be demonstrated at Broadcom's booth during the same event.

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