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Open Networking Foundation to Sponsor InteropNet OpenFlow® Lab

Ten ONF Member Companies will Demonstrate OpenFlow® in Action at InteropNet OpenFlow® Lab

Palo Alto, Calif. – May 3, 2012

WHO: The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) will sponsor the InteropNet OpenFlow® Lab at Interop Las Vegas 2012.

Ten ONF member companies, including BigSwitch Networks, Broadcom, Brocade, Extreme Networks, HP, IBM, Ixia, NEC, Netgear, and Vello Systems, will be discussing and demonstrating the OpenFlow® protocol and real-world uses for this expanding technology.

WHEN: The InteropNet OpenFlow® Lab will be held at Interop Las Vegas May 8 through 10, 2012.

WHERE: The event will be held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The InteropNet OpenFlow® Lab will be housed in booth #2219 of the expo hall.

WHAT: The InteropNet Labs raise awareness of concepts that will affect the future design and implementation of enterprise networks. At the InteropNet OpenFlow® Lab, various members of ONF will demonstrate their vision for the future of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and the OpenFlow® protocol. ONF aims to use this Lab to educate Interop attendees on the principles, functions, and features of the OpenFlow® protocol and highlight multiple real-world uses for OpenFlow-based SDN. For more information please visit http://www.interop.com/lasvegas/it-expo/interopnet/openflow-lab/.

Media or analysts interested in one-on-one meetings with ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt should contact Katie Peterson at (408) 727-0351 or katiepeterson@mcgrathpower.com.

About ONF

Founded in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a nonprofit organization with 70 members whose goal is to rethink networking and quickly and collaboratively bring to market standards and solutions. ONF will accelerate the delivery and use of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies standards and foster a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users. For further details visit their website at: http://www.opennetworking.org.