Around the World
With SDN

After two weeks of traveling, Dan Pitt reflects on his SDN experiences in Tokyo, London, and Paris.
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Three.
Years.

Executive Director Dan Pitt celebrates ONF’s third birthday with a look back at organization’s accomplishments.  
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The App.
Developed.

In the first post of a three-part series, Andy Pearce, system architect at Wiretap Labs, discusses the initial work behind ONF’s SampleTap application.
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Around the World
With SDN

After two weeks of traveling, Dan Pitt reflects on his SDN experiences in Tokyo, London, and Paris.
Read Blog Post ->

Three.
Years.

Executive Director Dan Pitt celebrates ONF’s third birthday with a look back at organization’s accomplishments.  
Read Blog Post ->

The App.
Developed.

In the first post of a three-part series, Andy Pearce, system architect at Wiretap Labs, discusses the initial work behind ONF’s SampleTap application.
Read Blog Post ->

Driver Competition Winners

  • Driver Competition. Winner.
  • Driver Competition. Winner.
  • Driver Competition. Winner.
  • Driver Competition. Winner.

SDN in the News

HP's NFV Strategy an Open Book, Mayer Says

eWeek | April 16, 2014 | Read more

SDN Blogs: Key Ideas for an SDN Deployment; Learn the Basics of NFV

SearchSDN | April 16, 2014 | Read more

SDN in the News

HP's NFV Strategy an Open Book, Mayer Says

eWeek | April 16, 2014 | Read more

SDN Blogs: Key Ideas for an SDN Deployment; Learn the Basics of NFV

SearchSDN | April 16, 2014 | Read more

First Conformance Certification

  • Open Networking Foundation Awards NEC First OpenFlow Conformance Certification
  • Open Networking Foundation Awards NEC First OpenFlow Conformance Certification

Upcoming Events

"Software-Defined Networks and the Maturing of the Internet"

"Software-Defined Networks and the Maturing of the Internet"

April 30, 2014
http://tv.theiet.org/channels/news/19509.cfm

Nick McKeown gives The Institution of Engineering and Technology's prestigious 2014 Appleton Lecture on April 30th, 2014 at 10:30am PDT (6:30pm BST)

The genius of the pioneers of the Internet was to keep the network of links and routers - the “plumbing” - dumb and minimal, placing as much of the intelligence as possible in the computers at the edge.Our computers at the edges could be upgraded over time to add new features - such as congestion control and security - without having to change the network. A streamlined network could focus on forwarding packets as fast as possible. A simple network is easier to manage and it was designed from the outset to be controlled in a distributed, rather than centralized, way. A simple network with distributed control allowed for organic, explosive growth in the 1990s, with small businesses popping up everywhere to offer Internet service. But over time the network became more and more bloated, straying far from the original intent, with thousands of complicated features locked inside closed, vertically integrated routers.

Networks became harder to manage, and those who own large networks fell under a stranglehold from their equipment vendors. Innovation was slow, equipment was unreliable and profit margins were through the roof. The networking industry of the 2000s turned into the mainframe industry of the 1980s.

Along came companies building data centres with thousands of switches and routers, with a pressing need to place the network under their control. Over-priced firewalls and load-balancers were replaced with homegrown software running on servers. Routers and switches were simplified, making them more reliable, lower-cost and lower-power.

The entire network was placed under the control of software created using modern software practices. The software defined network (SDN) was born. In turn, SDN made it easier to use the servers, storage and network more efficiently by virtualising the network; network virtualisation was born.

In this talk Nick McKeown, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University will explain why software-defined networks and network virtualisation are an inevitable stage in the maturation of the Internet.

Telco Cloud World Forum

Telco Cloud World Forum | April 28-30, 2014
Westin Grand Munich, Munich, Germany
www.telcocloudservices.com

Welcome back to the 5th Annual Telco Cloud World Forum – an event unlike any other cloud show out there!

TCWF is the meeting place for the Telco Cloud community, and the one & only event to explore cloud computing from the perspective of the telecom operators.

Buzzy and invigorating, the world’s leading Telco Cloud event once again broke records in 2013! In its 4th edition, the Telco Cloud World Forum boasted another record-breaking year of growth, with 250+ delegates from 60+ countries, including representatives from 100+ different telecom operators!

Building on the success of our previous events, the 2014 edition has evolved in line with this rapidly developing market, and now that the industry has moved past the idea and theory stages, we will dig down in to how to develop Telco Cloud, and ultimately, where the money is.

Our theme for 2014 - Telco Cloud 2.0 - Show me the money will uncover the latest Telco Cloud strategies and success stories. If you want to hear the latest developments and cutting-edge case studies in Telco Cloud, delivered by C-Level speakers from across the entire Telco Cloud ecosystem, then Telco Cloud World forum is the only event that you need to attend!

New for 2014, TCWF finds a new home in the beautiful Bavarian Capital of Munich. Take in the sights and enjoy the show - the Cloud World Series team looks forward to welcoming you to Munich in April!

Upcoming Events

"Software-Defined Networks and the Maturing of the Internet"

"Software-Defined Networks and the Maturing of the Internet"

April 30, 2014
http://tv.theiet.org/channels/news/19509.cfm

Nick McKeown gives The Institution of Engineering and Technology's prestigious 2014 Appleton Lecture on April 30th, 2014 at 10:30am PDT (6:30pm BST)

The genius of the pioneers of the Internet was to keep the network of links and routers - the “plumbing” - dumb and minimal, placing as much of the intelligence as possible in the computers at the edge.Our computers at the edges could be upgraded over time to add new features - such as congestion control and security - without having to change the network. A streamlined network could focus on forwarding packets as fast as possible. A simple network is easier to manage and it was designed from the outset to be controlled in a distributed, rather than centralized, way. A simple network with distributed control allowed for organic, explosive growth in the 1990s, with small businesses popping up everywhere to offer Internet service. But over time the network became more and more bloated, straying far from the original intent, with thousands of complicated features locked inside closed, vertically integrated routers.

Networks became harder to manage, and those who own large networks fell under a stranglehold from their equipment vendors. Innovation was slow, equipment was unreliable and profit margins were through the roof. The networking industry of the 2000s turned into the mainframe industry of the 1980s.

Along came companies building data centres with thousands of switches and routers, with a pressing need to place the network under their control. Over-priced firewalls and load-balancers were replaced with homegrown software running on servers. Routers and switches were simplified, making them more reliable, lower-cost and lower-power.

The entire network was placed under the control of software created using modern software practices. The software defined network (SDN) was born. In turn, SDN made it easier to use the servers, storage and network more efficiently by virtualising the network; network virtualisation was born.

In this talk Nick McKeown, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University will explain why software-defined networks and network virtualisation are an inevitable stage in the maturation of the Internet.

Telco Cloud World Forum

Telco Cloud World Forum | April 28-30, 2014
Westin Grand Munich, Munich, Germany
www.telcocloudservices.com

Welcome back to the 5th Annual Telco Cloud World Forum – an event unlike any other cloud show out there!

TCWF is the meeting place for the Telco Cloud community, and the one & only event to explore cloud computing from the perspective of the telecom operators.

Buzzy and invigorating, the world’s leading Telco Cloud event once again broke records in 2013! In its 4th edition, the Telco Cloud World Forum boasted another record-breaking year of growth, with 250+ delegates from 60+ countries, including representatives from 100+ different telecom operators!

Building on the success of our previous events, the 2014 edition has evolved in line with this rapidly developing market, and now that the industry has moved past the idea and theory stages, we will dig down in to how to develop Telco Cloud, and ultimately, where the money is.

Our theme for 2014 - Telco Cloud 2.0 - Show me the money will uncover the latest Telco Cloud strategies and success stories. If you want to hear the latest developments and cutting-edge case studies in Telco Cloud, delivered by C-Level speakers from across the entire Telco Cloud ecosystem, then Telco Cloud World forum is the only event that you need to attend!

New for 2014, TCWF finds a new home in the beautiful Bavarian Capital of Munich. Take in the sights and enjoy the show - the Cloud World Series team looks forward to welcoming you to Munich in April!

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