Transforming Networks with SDN

The SDN movement, led by the ONF, resulted in the disaggregation of networking devices and control software and has facilitated the emergence of a broad range of open source platforms.

Now, in the next phase of the SDN revolution, the ONF is building solutions by providing open source platforms that pull together building blocks from the disaggregated components to transform networks into agile platforms for service delivery.

With a 200+ member community of operators, vendors and system integrators, ONF member companies have the opportunity to plug in their innovations into specific use cases and carry their solutions into operator PoCs, trials and deployment into production networks.

Join us in this journey to transform networks and be a part of the next wave in the SDN revolution.

Membership Levels

ONF is funded solely through membership dues. Any organization that shares the goals of the ONF may join.

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Partner

Organizations that share ONF’s vision and mission and are looking for close alignment with our strategy, execution and support. Partners steer and influence the entire ecosystem, leverage our open source platforms and solutions and actively engage with us to transform their businesses. To help us drive our shared agenda forward, Partners make significant financial and resource contributions to the ONF community.

Annual Membership Fee: $500,000

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Collaborating Innovator

Organizations able to contribute financially and with time & skills (with a minimum of one dedicated FTE). Collaborating Innovators can influence the direction of ONF with a chance to run for an at-large board seat, get access to a dedicated ONF mentor for technical support & steering and participate in co-marketing and branding opportunities.

Annual Membership Fee: $1,500-$50,000 Learn More

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Innovator

Organizations that can support ONF’s mission with financial contributions but don’t have the ability to contribute significant time and skills. The financial contributions are based on a sliding scale tied to the revenues of the company. Innovators can participate in ONF’s software-defined standards activities, gain access to our Open Innovation pipeline and participate in the ONF marketplace to promote their innovations.

Annual Membership Fee: $1,500-$50,000 Learn More

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Collaborator

Organizations that want to contribute personnel resources (minimum of 1 FTE with demonstrable deliverables) without making a financial contribution. Collaborators will receive access to community resources and can influence the direction of ONF’s efforts to merge in features and capabilities beneficial to their goals.

Annual Membership Fee: $0

  • Board Seat(s)
  • Software Defined Standards
  • Open Source Contributions
  • Project Board Meetings
  • Open Innovation Pipeline Intgr.
  • Leadership Seats
  • Technical Steering Team Alignment
  • Field Trial Support
  • Dedicated Mentor
  • Member-Only Channels
  • Top-Tier Accreditation
  • Project level Affiliation Rights
  • Co-Marketing & Marketplace Programs
  • Minimum Engineering Commitment
  • Required Productivity Baseline
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    • 2 Developers
    • Demonstrable Contributions
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    • At-large ONF Board Eligibility
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    • Open Session Only
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    • 1 Developers
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Community Members

OPERATOR PARTNERS
VENDOR PARTNERS

Become a Member

Once a company is a member of ONF, all employees of that company immediately receive all membership privileges.