Press Releases

M-CORD Open Reference Solution Paves the Way for 5G Innovation

CORD Project to demonstrate open source end-to-end slicing from RAN to EPC at Mobile World Congress

MENLO PARK, Calif. Feb. 26, 2017CORD Project, the community advancing the CORD® platform for SDN, NFV and elastic cloud-based service delivery, today announces the networking industry’s first end-to-end open reference solution for mobile CORD (M-CORD) that provides the capabilities needed to unlock 5G innovation across the open networking ecosystem.

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CORD Project and xRAN Consortium Align to Build Carrier Grade Software for Next Generation Radio Access Network (RAN)

xRAN and M-CORD partnership show immediate value of ONF’s new software defined standards approach

MENLO PARK, Calif. Feb. 23, 2017CORD® Project, an open source project reinventing network access to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to service providers’ central offices, today announces an agreement to partner with xRAN Foundation, to collaborate, standardize and promote a software-based, extensible Radio Access Network (xRAN) architecture. The partnership will create a carrier grade open reference implementation of xRAN spec within M-CORD for next generation RAN.

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Open Networking Foundation Unveils New Open Innovation Pipeline to Transform Open Networking

Software-defined networking pioneers chart next phase of SDN & NFV, leveraging network device disaggregation, open source platforms and software-defined standards

MENLO PARK, Calif., February 14, 2017– Today the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is announcing its new Open Innovation Pipeline made possible through the aligned operations of ONF and Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) as these two organizations finalize their pending merger.

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Open Networking Foundation Announces Restructuring of Board of Directors to Align the Missions of ONF and ON.Lab

New board to complete merger of ONF and ON.Lab organizations and chart a course for the future of SDN

MENLO PARK, Calif., February 14, 2017– Today the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is announcing its new Board of Directors. The board has been reformulated to represent the interests of both ONF and the Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab), and will oversee the merger of ONF and ON.Lab expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017. 

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Open Networking Foundation Names New Vice President of Standards and Membership

Timon Sloane Joins ONF to Drive Organization’s Efforts in Standards, Certifications, and Membership

PALO ALTO, Calif., December 6, 2016 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced the appointment of Timon Sloane as vice president of standards and membership. Timon joins ONF to lead the organization’s efforts in three key areas:

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Open Networking Foundation and ON.Lab to Merge to Accelerate Adoption of SDN

Software-Defined Networking Pioneers to Chart Next Phase of SDN; Fueling SDN Adoption by Owners and Operators of Large Networks

PALO ALTO, Calif., October 19, 2016 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab), two pioneering non-profit organizations dedicated to the widespread adoption of SDN, today announced an agreement to become a single organization under the ONF name. Joint operations will begin immediately, and will be led by ON.Lab Founder and Executive Director, Guru Parulkar. The legal combination of Open Networking Foundation and ON.Lab is expected to be completed in late 2017. Until that time, the organizations will maintain the integrity of both organizations and separate but closely affiliated operations.

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Princeton University Contributes iSDX Code to Open Networking Foundation's OpenSourceSDN.org

OpenSourceSDN.org Code Repository and Software Development Community to Build on iSDX Project, Offering Internet Exchange Service Providers Improved Network Control and Management

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 19, 2016 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced that Princeton University has contributed the code from its open source Internet Exchange project to the OpenSourceSDN.org code repository in order to be built upon by the software development community. Initially announced during the Open Networking Summit by Arpit Gupta, graduate student at Princeton and project team leader, the donation of iSDX (Industrial-Scale Software Defined Internet Exchange Point) marks OpenSourceSDN.org’s 30th open source SDN project.

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ONF to Hold Second Annual AppFest For Application and OpenFlow Interoperability Testing at The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab

May 16-19 AppFest to Provide Hands-On Testing of Real World Open SDN Applications and OpenFlow v1.3 Products; Event to Feature First Ever Community Day for Insider Access to Operators and End Users

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 6, 2016 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced open registration for the organization’s annual interoperability event. AppFest 2016 will be held May 16-19, 2016 at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL), an independent provider of broad-based testing and standards conformance services for the networking industry, and also an authorized OpenFlow® testing lab. This year’s AppFest will feature ONF’s first-ever “Community Day”, opening the event to the broader SDN community and giving insider access to operators and end users who are not ONF members.

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Open Networking Foundation Releases Second Version of Atrium Open SDN Software Distribution

Second Release of Atrium Incorporates OpenDaylight, Improves ONOS Version, and Adds
Leaf-Spine Fabric

PALO ALTO, Calif., February 16, 2016 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced the second release of Atrium, an open SDN software distribution, by extending it to the OpenDaylight platform. This release builds on the first open SDN software distribution, Atrium 2015/A, released by the organization last June. Atrium 2016/A is a vertically integrated set of open source components that together form a complete SDN stack and is designed to facilitate the networking industry’s adoption of open SDN by integrating established open source SDN software with some critical connecting pieces.

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ITpreneurs and Open Networking Foundation Partner to Launch Entry-Level SDN Certification Testing

ONF-Certified SDN Associate Certification Now Available Through ITpreneurs 

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, January 12, 2016 – ITpreneurs, the leading provider of IT training content and services, and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today announced a partnership to offer exam testing for the ONF-Certified SDN Associate (OCSA) certificate, developed as part of the ONF-Certified SDN Professional (OCSP) Program. 

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Open Networking Foundation Predicts That 2016 Will Be the Year of the Northbound Interface

ONF Releases Annual SDN Industry Predictions; Expects Carrier SDN Deployments and Open Source Adoption to Increase in the New Year

SDN AND OPENFLOW WORLD CONGRESS, Düsseldorf, Germany, October 13, 2015 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), today unveiled its annual set of networking industry predictions for 2016, predicting that 2016 will be the year of the Northbound Interface (NBI). The predictions were delivered by ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt during his keynote remarks at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Open Networking Foundation Completes Industry's First Wireless Transport SDN Proof of Concept

Member Companies Test Open SDN PoC Developed by ONF-sponsored OpenSourceSDN.org Community

SDN AND OPENFLOW WORLD CONGRESS, Düsseldorf, Germany, October 13, 2015 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), has completed the industry’s first multi-vendor Wireless Transport SDN Proof of Concept (PoC). Furthering ONF’s goal of promoting greater commercial adoption of SDN, the PoC was designed to encourage the development, testing, and implementation of open SDN for Wireless Transport and to demonstrate multi-layer optimization on an open SDN infrastructure. This PoC originated in ONF’s Open Transport Working Group and evolved from a specification into an open source software project in the OpenSourceSDN.org community that ONF sponsors and that is open to the public.

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