NFD (Network Function Development) is a project that concentrates on Model-Driven DevOps for Network Functions.


NFV ecosystem is flourishing and more and more NF platforms appear, but this makes NF vendors difficult to deliver NFs rapidly to diverse platforms.

NFD (Network Function Development) issues a novel development framework to address cross-platform development problems. NFD mainly includes a platform-independent language to program NFs’ behavior models, and a compiler with interfaces to develop platform-specific plugins.

Moreover, NF development using our model-based method can greatly facilitate logic optimizations(NFReducer) and verifications(NF-SE) as well.

We have open source NF models and codes in openNFD. NFD is also released on OpenNetVM.