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June 24, 2015

Highlights of 2015 Open Network Summit (ONS) & Key Take-Aways

IEEE Communications Society, Alan Weissberger– 6/24/15 (blog)
There were many significant announcements at this year’s Open Networking Summit (ONS), held June 15-18, 2015 n Santa Clara, CA. Unlike in past year’s conferences, there were no vendor sales pitches or infommercials. That was certainly refreshing! However, ONS continues to focus on “pure SDN” (as per the ONF definition) vs. various other SDN reference architectures, such as network virtualization/overlay model. That’s largely because the ONS is closely aligned with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and ON.Lab (which developed the open source Open Network Operating System). Surprisingly, there were several companies (Google, Microsoft, AT&T) that said they were using OpenFlow (but not how) in their proprietary versions of SDN.

June 22, 2015

New-Age Networking Project Transforms Carrier Central Offices

Enterprise Systems Journal, David Ramel – 6/22/15
At the recent Open Networking Summit, a project demonstrated the implementation of next-generation networking technologies in telecom carriers’ central offices, re-architecting the infrastructure by using open standards software and commodity hardware to replace proprietary, fragmented systems.

June 21, 2015

Internet2 Implements ONOS SDN in Live Network

PCC Mobile Broadband, Tech Team – 6/21/15
Internet2 and the Open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) community, have recently announced that they have actively deployed ONOS on Internet2’s nationwide research and education (R&E) network through its NOC at the Indiana University, connecting four other educational institutions, including Duke University, Florida International University, University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Utah.

June 19, 2015 Pica8 Drives Ecosystem Thinking at Open Networking Summit 201

The Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) Atrium (, an open SDN software distribution, is designed to help the networking industry as a whole more easily adopt open SDN […] The first release, Atrium 2015/A, incorporates the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the Open Network Operating System (ONOS), and Open Compute Project (OCP) components.

June 19, 2015

SDxCentral: AT&T Wants to Push NFV Down to Optical Transport

Yukio Ito of NTT Communications talked about his company’s Transport Network Controller, a software that talks to OpenFlow switches, microwave devices, packet transport network devices, and optical networking gear. It’s run by a network management program based on the ONOS network operating system and Odenos, an open source orchestration framework that Ito said is being added to ONOS.

June 18, 2015

Light Reading: ONS 2015 in Pics: Keep Pouring the Work Juice!

This year’s Open Networking Summit has been about joining open source to SDN. The conference is closely allied with the Open Networking Foundation and ON.Lab . On the other hand, I’ve seen OpenDaylight leadership hanging around, and there seems to be bad blood between ON.Lab and ODL. I keep hoping for a fight, but everything is cordial so far. Oh, well; there’s still another day.

June 18, 2015

Virtualization Review: Demo Applies New-Age Networking to Transform Carrier Central Offices

A demo project at this week’s Open Networking Summit aims to pave the way for implementing next-generation networking technologies in telecom carriers’ central offices, using open standards software and commodity hardware to replace proprietary, fragmented systems. […] Called the Central Office Re-architected as Datacenter (CORD) proof-of-concept (POC), the effort is being led by ON.Lab and its Open Networking Operating System (ONOS) project in cooperation with AT&T as the service provider, with PMC-Sierra and Sckipio providing merchant silicon hardware components.

June 18, 2015

Center for Digital Education: Software-Defined Networking Opens Innovation Channels for Higher Education

By developing these open-source, software-defined tools, the non-profit Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) is helping to create a more programmable network that others can build on, customize and use with any brand of hardware.

June 18, 2015

TechTarget: News recap: Data center model could be new telecom central office

In telecom news, AT&T and ONOS Project held the first CORD proof-of-concept demo at Open Networking Summit, while Los Angeles may deploy municipal Wi-Fi. In telecom news this week, the first Central Office Re-architectured as Data Center (CORD) proof-of-concept demonstration took place at the Open Networking Summit (ONS2015)…

June 18, 2015

TechTarget: Carriers bet big on open SDN

SK Telecom is currently testing OpenDaylight controllers and ON.Lab’s Open Network Operating System (ONOS), Lee said. The company is also testing the use of OpenFlow for connecting controllers to the gear driving SK Telecom’s wireless backhaul.