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

Virtualization as Vaccine?

Enterprise Networking Planet | April 21, 2014 | Read more

Why Software-Defined Networks Need Open Standards

StateTech Magazine | April 17, 2014 | Read more

SDN in the News

Virtualization as Vaccine?

Enterprise Networking Planet | April 21, 2014 | Read more

Why Software-Defined Networks Need Open Standards

StateTech Magazine | April 17, 2014 | Read more

First Conformance Certification

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

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BIG Telecom Event

June 17-18, 2014
Chicago, IL
http://www.bigtelecomevent.com/chicago/

Light Reading, in partnership with leading organizations including SDN pioneer the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), has devised the first industry event to bridge the gap in the telecom industry between technology know how and business acumen.

The event comprises a best in class conference with show floor demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and tangible value to attendees. Taking place in Chicago over two full days in June, the BIG Telecom Event (BTE) will be a single big-tent event that aggregates all the hottest areas across our industry - including SDN/NFV and the carrier cloud, Ethernet, telco data centers, service orchestration, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, mobile network security, 4G/small cells, service provider IT, content management, and business services.

"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.

Upcoming Events

BIG Telecom Event

June 17-18, 2014
Chicago, IL
http://www.bigtelecomevent.com/chicago/

Light Reading, in partnership with leading organizations including SDN pioneer the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), has devised the first industry event to bridge the gap in the telecom industry between technology know how and business acumen.

The event comprises a best in class conference with show floor demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and tangible value to attendees. Taking place in Chicago over two full days in June, the BIG Telecom Event (BTE) will be a single big-tent event that aggregates all the hottest areas across our industry - including SDN/NFV and the carrier cloud, Ethernet, telco data centers, service orchestration, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, mobile network security, 4G/small cells, service provider IT, content management, and business services.

"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.

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