Lean NFV 

Join networking visionaries in an exciting new movement

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology has the potential to revolutionize the networking industry, yet the promise of NFV remains largely unfulfilled. Many NFV efforts today are plagued with complexity across deployment, automation and operation. At the same time, on-boarding virtualized network functions (VNFs) continues to be time-consuming and frustrating. Lean NFV is an open architecture that takes a minimalist approach to integration, enabling superior time-to-market, efficiency and automation. Lean NFV is currently looking for like-minded community members and we welcome your inquiries.

 @ Open Networking Summit

April 3-5,San Jose,California

Lean NFV will be unveiled in a keynote presentation at the Linux Foundation’s Open Networking Summit (ONS 2019) in San Jose.

Join Scott Shenker (UC Berkeley), Sylvia Ratnasamy (UC Berkeley, CTO Nefeli Networks) and Constantine Polychronopoulos (VMware) as they take the stage during the keynotes on April 3 at 1pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lean NFV?

Lean NFV is an open architecture approach that gives VNF vendors, orchestration developers, and network operators a simpler way to approach and deploy NFV. It is designed to be minimally invasive and can integrate with existing NFV infrastructure platforms as well as ongoing orchestration initiatives.

Why Lean NFV?

It has been over six years since the publication of the foundational NFV white paper. However, the promise of NFV has still be unfulfilled. We believe that alternative approaches should be discussed and considered to help accelerate NFV adoption.

Who is Lean NFV?

Lean NFV is made up of industry veterans who have been closely involved with virtualization efforts in telco and cloud data centers. We are a collection of community members who have come together to help improve the success of NFV. Details on our initial members will be shared at ONS 2019.