NGNI, Headerbild Events, FUSECO Forum
Nov. 9–10, 2017 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Silvia Almagia

Technical Expert, ETSI, France

Silvia joined ETSI in 2012 as a Technical Expert in the Centre for Testing and Interoperability where she is currently responsible for providing technical management and testing expertise in the areas of software defined and virtualised networks. Among others, she is in charge of the NFV Plugtests Program, the Open Source MANO project (ETSI OSM) and the NFV PoC Framework.

Prior to this position, Silvia was Lead Member of the Technical Staff at Ulticom, where she was responsible for the design and development of software based carrier grade solutions enabling 3G and 4G services. Before that, she worked in the domain of Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Network Management for HP and Thales.


Paving the Way for NFV Interoperability

ETSI, the home of NFV and Open Source MANO, is running an NFV Plugtests Programme aiming at fostering and validating the interoperability among different NFV implementations from the vendor and open source communities.

The NFV Plugtests Programme provides a continuous and ubiquitous neutral testing environment complemented by regular Plugtests events, which offer the different communities an opportunity to meet and run intensive multi-party interoperability test sessions.

The overall results, lessons learnt and recommendations gathered during the testing activities are consolidated by ETSI and reported to NFV ISG. This feedback is key to validate and improve the quality of NFV standards and reduce the gaps with existing implementations.

This talk will present an overview of the Programme, the current status in the preparation of 2nd NFV Plugtests event (15-19 January 2018, Sophia Antipolis) and future plans.