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ONOS and CORD Projects Add Eight New Collaborators to a Burgeoning Global Network

February 1, 2017

ONOS® and CORD® Projects are thrilled to announce that Agema Systems, Aricent, Criterion Networks, Infosys, INSPIRE Group, OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, Quanta Cloud Technology and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have joined the projects as collaborators – signifying continued growth throughout the increasingly-vibrant open source networking community.

Agema, Infosys, INSPIRE Group and USTC have joined the ONOS Project, the community advancing the Open Source Network Operating System that provides scalability, high performance, high availability and the system abstractions appropriate for mission-critical networks. ONOS’ new collaborators will help vendors and service providers monetize a common infrastructure based on SDN and NFV by enabling rapid invention and deployment of new business models.

CORD Project, the community building an open source and fully-integrated solutions architecture designed to support connectivity and cloud-based services for residential, enterprise and mobile subscribers, warmly welcomes Aricent, Criterion Networks, OpenAirInterface Software Alliance and Quanta Cloud Technology. These new collaborators will help redefine the economics and agility of access networks across the globe.

“With project goals to enable service providers to build real Software Defined Networks and build an open reference implementation of CORD, expertise of a diverse collaborator network will be essential,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director of ONF and ON.Lab. “As these eight new collaborators embrace open source and align with our rapidly-growing community, the global adoption of SDN and NFV technologies will be accelerated like never before.”

Both ONOS and CORD Projects are growing vibrant, global ecosystems comprising a mix of start-ups, students and the world’s most well-known and respected technology, electronics, and telecommunications operators, vendors and service providers. The neutral, third-party governance, open to all, fuels community engagement and accelerates SDN innovation. The vendor-neutral projects invite technical contributions based on meritocracy. Whether an individual or an organization, all are encouraged to get involved with the growing open source collaborator community.

More about the new ONOS collaborators:

Agema: Agema Systems is the leading provider of Open Networking Solutions for data center, carrier, service provider and enterprise customers. The open platform high performance switching products are among the industry’s best available solutions for bare metal or pre-loaded, third-party, extensible modular Network Operating System (NOS). Agema provides customers with the freedom to implement software solutions that best fit their needs.

Infosys: Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in more than 50 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of 1,99,700+ innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies, that we bring to every project we undertake.

INSPIRE Group: The INSPIRE (INternet Security, Privacy, and Intelligence search) Group is a part of the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH). Their research activities focus on the Inter-Domain level, exploiting the rapidly emerging SDN paradigm to counter chronic problems of the Internet, including unpredictable network availability, lack of Quality of Service guarantees and vulnerability to established and new types of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. The mission of ICS-FORTH is to perform high quality basic and applied research, to promote education and training, and to contribute to the development of the Information Society, at a regional, national, and European level.

USTC: The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is a prominent university in China that was established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1958 as a strategic action by the Chinese government to meet China’s science and technology needs. CAS integrated its resources with USTC to educate top talent in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary science and technology disciplines.

More about the new CORD collaborators:

Aricent: Aricent is a global design and engineering company innovating for the digital era. With more than 12,000 talented designers and engineers and over 25 years of experience, we help the world’s leading companies solve their most important business and technology innovation challenges from Customer to Chip.

Criterion Networks: Criterion Networks is a network transformation and solution integration partner for SDN/NFV Solutions to meet the custom needs of Operators and Large Enterprises. Criterion provides an on-demand SDN/NFV solution orchestration platform, Criterion SDCloud for development, evaluation and learning needs accelerating the innovation and deployment roadmaps of its customers. 

OpenAirInterface: The OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OSA) is a non-profit consortium to develop an ecosystem for open source software/hardware development for the core network (EPC) and access-network (EUTRAN) of 3GPP cellular networks. OSA is building on the initial work of EURECOM to create an open reference implementation for OpenAirInterface that offers a 5G Cellular Stack on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware.

Quanta Cloud Technology: Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is a global datacenter solution provider. It combines the efficiency of hyperscale hardware with infrastructure software from a diversity of industry leaders to solve next-generation datacenter design and operation challenges. QCT serves cloud service providers, telecoms and enterprises running public, hybrid and private clouds.

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