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ONF Showcases New ONOS Release, Use Cases and Field Trials at ONS


April 3, 2017

New ONOS release advances support for dynamic configuration of legacy devices, enhances whitebox leaf-spine fabric solution, and offers enhanced user interface

SANTA CLARA, Calif. April 3, 2017 – ONOS Project, the ONF/ON.Lab open source software-defined networking (SDN) OS for service providers, today announces availability of a new ONOS release now in operation in several new lab & field trials and to be featured in demonstrations at this week’s Open Networking Summit.

ONOS® is broadening its ability to bring SDN and NFV agility to mission-critical networks.  By adding support for ‘incremental SDN’ alongside the ‘disruptive SDN’ capabilities for which it has been long known, ONOS can now address an ever wider array of deployment scenarios.

Additionally, ONOS now includes a number of other major enhancements such as:

“ONOS delivers important performance and scalability advancements that are needed for service providers and enterprises to advance SDN, said Bill Snow, chief development officer, ON.Lab. “New demos and POCs at ONS this week will bring to life how ONOS enables next-generation disaggregated IP/Optical transport network solutions, and how the dynamic configuration capabilities make it easy to add innovative new services, like L3VPN.”

Additional new and improved ONOS features include:

SDN-IP enhancements

Whitebox Leaf-Spine Fabric

Southbound Enhancements

vRouter

Framework

Northbound Intent Interface Enhancements

Traffic Engineering

User Interface

The full list of ONOS features in the latest releases can be found here.

ONOS Use Case Example – Argela

Showcasing the power and commercial readiness of this new release, ONOS Project collaborator Argela (the research and development arm of Turk Telekom) is currently using ONOS as the network operating system for its SDN and NFV-based network infrastructure. Argela has pilot ONOS deployments at three different Turkish government institutions, in addition to Turk Telekom’s intranet. The infrastructure provides extensive centralized analytics, policy management, zero touch traffic management, enhanced topology management and complete network security. ONOS is configured to allow for a multi-layer security at the user access, data, control and application layers. Argela’s ONOS deployment provides protection to a vast variety of threats such as DDoS protection, intrusion detection, malware protection and network access protection.

ONOS Activities at Open Networking Summit

Thanks to ONOS partners and collaborators, ONF is demonstrating several new ONOS field trials, use cases and commercial deployments at ONS this week.

The ONOS Mini Summit will show how organizations use ONOS to meet their business needs through technical sessions and hands-on design workshops on application development, multi-domain environments, security, system testing, global SDN deployment and service models. More details on ONF’s ONOS Mini Summit and CORD Mini Summit are available here.

ONOS will also be featured in the SDN & NFV Solutions Showcase (S3) exhibit area with live demos on Dynamic Configuration and Packet-optical solutions made possible by contributions from ONOS members Calient, Ciena, CoAdna, Fujitsu, Lumentum, NEC, NTT Communications, OpLink and Polatis.

The rapidly growing, diverse ONOS community comprises a core engineering team at ONF/ON.Lab, as well as developers from service providers, vendors, research and educational networks spanning many industries. Future ONOS releases will focus on further development of dynamic configuration with NETCONF and RESTCONF models and services, virtualization, codebase disaggregation, and extending intent-based interfaces. This work is driven by collaboration among the ONOS Brigades, smaller teams focused on specific features that will ship in upcoming versions of ONOS.

Additional Resources

About ON.Lab
Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) has created the leading open source platforms CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) and ONOS® (Open Network Operating System (ONOS) for service providers. Founded by SDN’s inventors and leaders to foster an open source community to realize the full potential of SDN, ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading edge research and delivers high-quality open source platforms on which members of its ecosystem can build solutions. For further information, visit http://onlab.us/.

About ONF

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the recognized leader and standard bearer for SDN. Launched in 2011, the ONF has successfully taken Software Defined Networking (SDN) from obscurity to the universally accepted vision for next generation networking.

The ONF is led by a board including representation from leading operators including AT&T, Google, NTT Communications, SK Telecom and Verizon. The merger of ONF and ON.Lab is expected to be complete in late 2017. For further information visit http://www.opennetworking.org/.

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ON.Lab & ONOS Contact

Bill Snow

Chief Development Officer at ON.Lab

bill@onlab.us

Press Contact

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PR Manager at The Linux Foundation

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