Wed saw the 1st software release of the Open Platform for Network Function Virtualization project. Dubbed “Arno” (all OPNFV releases are named for rivers), it is a developer release intended primarily for testing and limited deployment. The software is available for immediate download at the OPNFV website. The project plans to have twice-yearly releases. Future releases will continue to improve the platform tooling, enhance testing capabilities, and work with upstream communities to introduce new features. CableLabs principal architect Don Clarke wrote that the organization has been eagerly awaiting the 1st release because it provides the foundation for its virtualization projects.