Industry group details cloud development framework

Industry group CloudNFV has unveiled an open framework and guidelines for industry participation, and public demonstration of solutions designed for the cloud.
The group is collaborating to create multi-vendor NFV demonstration platform to accelerate solution development using standard cloud computing tools and principles.
The open platform focuses on implementing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) based on cloud computing and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies in a multi-vendor environment.

In addition, CloudNFV has published guidelines for open participation by vendors and network operators who were not part of the initial founding team.
What makes CloudNFV different than any other work taking place is that it is the only open, standards-based initiative that merges the three revolutions of the age: cloud computing, software-defined networking, and network functions virtualization.
CloudNFV is a group of vendors dedicated to creating a working prototype based upon the ETSI NFV Industry Specifications Group (ISG) work.