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Open Networking Foundation to Present at Interop Tokyo 2013

ONF to Discuss the Past, Present, and Future of Software-Defined Networking and the OpenFlow® Protocol

Tokyo – June 12, 2013

WHO: The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt will present a keynote in English entitled, “The Open Networking Foundation: Past, Present, and Future,” at Interop Tokyo 2013. Daisuke Saso, director of ONF Japan, will give a presentation covering the “Outlook on the SDN Market and the Role of ONF.” Additionally, ONF member company representative Takashi Sekine of NCL Communications will deliver a solo presentation in Japanese, “Four Perspectives to Deepen the Understanding of SDN: ONF Special Session.”

WHEN: Pitt’s keynote session will take place on June 13 at 3:15 – 3:55 p.m. JST. Saso’s presentation will be on June 13 at 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. JST. Sekine’s presentation will take place on June 14 at 12:20 – 1:00 p.m. JST.

WHERE: All three presentations will be held at the Makuhari Messe, located in the International Conference Hall.

WHAT: With network administrators increasingly adopting SDN, ONF focuses on important aspects of SDN that bring value to end users. During the keynote session, Pitt will discuss how ONF is fostering successful commercialization of SDN, where standards are required and where they should be avoided, and what the future holds for SDN and the OpenFlow® protocol. The keynote will highlight several topics of the SDN and OpenFlow® movements including:

  • ONF milestones and 2013 initiatives
  • ONF plans to build an OpenFlow® substrate
  • The industry’s first open-source OpenFlow® Driver competition
  • OpenFlow® protocol case studies with ONF member companies.

Daisuke Saso will discuss the roles that SDN plays in securing profits and generate additional revenue sources for enterprises, service providers, and data centers. He will also address the role of ONF in accelerating the SDN movement by supporting standards including the OpenFlow® protocol. His session will highlight basic SDn essentials and ONF contributions including:

  • Basic SDN architecture and use cases
  • How ONF supports and promotes SDN
  • Key ONF initiatives in 2013.

During Sekine’s presentation, he will provide an overview of SDN as a key technology for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry with a wide range of potential adopters. He will also discuss the OpenFlow® protocol as a foundation for SDN, and the role that ONF plays in encouraging its commercialization. The presentation will address relevant topics including:

  • The key differences between SDN and traditional networking
  • Uses and benefits of SDN
  • The role and objectives of ONF
  • How SDN will evolve in the future.

Media or analysts interested in one-on-one meetings at Interop Tokyo with ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt should contact Raquel Prieto at RaquelPrieto@mcgrathpower.com.

About ONF
Launched in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a growing nonprofit organization with more than 90 members whose mission is to advance the commercialization and use of SDN and the OpenFlow® protocol. ONF will accelerate the delivery and use of SDN and OpenFlow® technologies and standards while fostering a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users. For further details visit the ONF website at: http://www.opennetworking.org.