Intel® Open Network Platform Server Accelerates SDN and NFV Development

Published: 02/12/2015, Last Updated: 02/12/2015

Intel® Open Network Platform Server team releases Version 1.2 offering developers a fully integrated open source solution  with Intel® hardware optimizations to accelerates SDN and NFV development.  

Developing innovative, flexible cloud networking solutions defined by SDN and NFV is now even simpler with the next revision of the Intel® Open Network Platform Server.  The Intel® ONP Server Reference Architecture provides developers a hardware optimized for a comprehensive stack of the latest open-source software releases.  

ONP Server


Intel® ONP Server  provides developers with a validated template to quickly developing the next-generation cloud-aware virtualized network solutions. New software features added to Intel® ONP Server Release includes open-source software releases to which Intel provided extensive contributions.

  • First release includes OpenStack Juno

  • First release includes OpenDaylight Helium

  • Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) release 1.7.1

  • Open vSwitch release 2.3 with DPDK-netdev

  • Intel ONP Server was validated with a new-generation server platform that incorporates the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 (code-named Haswell)

To learn more about Intel® ONP Server, we have  a white paper that provides deeper dive with illustration explaining how Intel’s networking and virtualization optimized platform with a fully integrated  open source software stack can help developers get value added solutions in the rack.

Also, you can find this product brief and a helpful video to assist you in evaluating how this new platform can help you quickly develop your network virtual function product ideas.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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