OpenNESS 19.06 released

We are excited to announce the first release of OpenNESS, version 19.06. OpenNESS is a powerful and flexible software toolkit optimized to simplify deployment of edge solutions and applications. It supports multi-network, multi-access, and multi-cloud deployments and is guided by ETSI MEC and 3GPP standards.

Our initial release of OpenNESS introduces the foundational elements of the software toolkit. Built using cloud native principles, it employs a microservices and controller architecture to onboard and orchestrate applications for both on-premises and network edge deployments. It is designed to support optimum network performance and integrates support for DPDK, enhanced platform awareness, and hardware accelerators all as options to improve performance. OpenNESS also offers cloud adapters for Amazon Greengrass and Baidu Cloud enabling cloud applications to run on the edge.

We have developed OpenNESS to address the unique challenges of the edge and we believe it offers features not available in other edge deployment solutions.

EDGE CLOUD DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS

  • Controller-based deployment of Applications in Docker Containers/VM–using-Libvirt
  • Controller + Kubernetes based deployment of Applications in Docker Containers

OPENNESS CONTROLLER

  • Support for Edge Node Orchestration
  • Support for Web UI front end

OPENNESS APIS

  • Edge Application APIs
  • Edge Virtualization Infrastructure APIs
  • Edge Application life cycle APIs
  • Core Network Configuration APIs
  • Edge Application authentication APIs
  • OpenNESS Controller APIs

PLATFORM FEATURES

  • Microservices based Appliance and Controller agent deployment
  • Support for DNS for the edge
  • CentOS 7.6 / CentOS 7.6 + RT kernel
  • Basic telemetry support

SAMPLE REFERENCE APPLICATIONS

  • OpenVINO based Consumer Application
  • Producer Application supporting OpenVINO

DATAPLANE

  • DPDK/KNI based Dataplane – NTS
  • Support for deployment on IP, LTE (S1, SGi and LTE CUPS)

CLOUD ADAPTERS

  • Support for running Amazon Green grass cores as an OpenNESS application
  • Support for running Baidu Cloud as an OpenNESS application

DOCUMENTATION

  • User Guide Enterprise and Operator Edge
  • OpenNESS Architecture
  • Swagger/Proto buff External API Guide
  • 4G/CUPS API whitepaper
  • Cloud Connector App note
  • OpenVINO on OpenNESS App note

OpenNESS 19.06 can be downloaded from the OpenNESS Developers page as well as from the OpenNESS public Github site.