The Euro16 LSO Hackathon in April was only the second in a series of MEF-facilitated LSO Hackathons and the third has just been announced for November of this year.
The events are focused on accelerating development of Third Network services based on LSO, SDN, NFV, and CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) services encapsulated in OpenLSO (Open Lifecycle Service Orchestration) scenarios and OpenCS (Open Connectivity Services) use cases.
OpenLSO scenarios express the capabilities required by service providers to orchestrate end-to-end services as described by MEF specifications and are essential elements in the lifecycles of Third Network services.
According to a recent MEF report, Euro16 LSO Hackathon teams worked on two major OpenLSO scenarios:
Charles Ecket is co-editor of the Euro16 LSO Hackathon report, he believes the event is a great industry driver.
"The event proved to be a very effective way to bring together key contributors from multiple standards organisations and open source projects to work toward a shared goal of accelerating development of Third Network services over open, automated, virtualised, and interconnected networks," says Ecket.
"This is exactly the type of collaboration we need to drive the industry forward."
The next LSO Hackathon will take place at the MEF16 global networking conference held between 7-10 November, 2016 at the Hilton Baltimore inner Harbour Hotel.