SOURCE: ONOS Project

ONOS Project

October 24, 2016 09:00 ET

ONOS Project Announces New Members and Agenda for First Developer Summit, ONOS Build 2016

Rapidly growing open source networking community converges at ONOS Build

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - October 24, 2016) - ONOS Project, the rapidly growing open source community advancing the software-defined networking (SDN) OS for service providers with high availability, scale and performance and the right abstractions to create apps and services, today announced BII, Canonical, NCTU and UPMC have joined as collaborators. To build on the continued project momentum, more than 215 ONOS® developers focused on coding and testing will converge in Paris from November 2-4 for the project's first large-scale developer summit, ONOS Build 2016.

"ONOS Build 2016 will offer the unique opportunity for ONOS users and contributors across the globe to meet, align, plan and hack together in-person," said Bill Snow, VP of engineering for ON.Lab. "Open to members and non-members alike, attendees will have the chance to talk directly with the ONOS core architects and Technical Steering Team, collaborate on ideas that will directly impact the future of ONOS, and promote their work among the community."

The ONOS Build 2016 agenda includes a mix of sharing the ONOS roadmap, social activities for the community to bond, and hacking activities to help deliver specific features in the pipeline. The event will feature keynotes and industry panelists from ONOS community partners and collaborators Ciena, Create-Net, DT, GARR, Huawei, NOKIA Bell Labs, NTT Communications, ON.Lab, Radisys and UPMC. Topics for discussion will include basics of the ONOS architecture, northbound and southbound protocols, deployments, application development, performance and testing, community planning and the Ambassador program. Click here to learn more about the confirmed speakers.

A separate Community Showcase track will be devoted to members and ONOS Brigade teams presenting updates on interesting new features developed by and for the ONOS community through open source collaboration. For example, the Dynamic Configuration Brigade has focused on building a vendor-agnostic driver into ONOS that allows automatic discovery and activation of NETCONF-enabled devices and services into the network as long as they expose a Yang Model. Click here to read more about the ONOS Brigades, and here to view the complete ONOS Build 2016 agenda.

To obtain an ONOS Build ticket, complete the online registration form. ONOS Build 2016 is free for students and ONOS contributors. General admission costs $400 USD.

ONOS is grateful for its generous sponsors who are helping organize the event. These include Platinum sponsors Ciena, Fujitsu, and Huawei, Gold sponsors Kisti and Radisys, and Silver sponsors ADARA Networks and Gandi. If interested in sponsoring ONOS Build 2016 or future Build events, please contact onos-build@onlab.us.

More about the new ONOS collaborators:

BII: BII Group Holdings Ltd. centered on the core of technical research and development, seated on the basis of testing service, and navigated by internationalization and marketization, is a global open platform for internet infrastructure technologies with a focus on IPv6, Domain Name System (DNS), SDN and Internet of Things (IoT).

Canonical: Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for container, cloud, scale-out and hyperscale computing. 65% of large-scale OpenStack deployments are on Ubuntu, using both KVM and the pure-container LXD hypervisor for the world's fastest private clouds. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.

NCTU: National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) is a prestigious university known for its special strengths in the areas of computer science and electronics engineering. Its highly-reputable computer science department, which is the largest one in Taiwan, will participate in the ONOS Project with a focus on SDN-IP.

UPMC: The University Pierre and Marie Curie LIP6 computer science research laboratory is dedicated to application modeling and testing, as well as implementation and validation through academic and industry partnerships. Currently, LIP6 is strategizing data consistency for distributed network control-plane systems, and enhancing SDN southbound interfaces.

Redefining network economics, ONOS provides the only SDN control plane that can support both disruptive and incremental SDN for service providers and enterprises seeking to virtualize and optimize their networks to keep agile pace with the explosion of mobile devices, video and big data applications.

The rapidly growing and diverse ONOS community comprises a core engineering team at ON.Lab, along with developers from service providers, vendors and Research and Educational Networks spanning across industries. Whether an individual or an organization, as an open source project all are encouraged to get involved with the growing ONOS community and help contribute to the project today.

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About ONOS Project

ONOS® is the open source SDN networking operating system for Service Provider networks architected for high performance, scale and availability. The ONOS ecosystem comprises ON.Lab, organizations that are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative, and individual contributors. These organizations include AT&T, China Unicom, Comcast, Google, NTT Communications Corp., SK Telecom Co. Ltd., Verizon, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Ericsson, Fujitsu Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Intel Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Radisys and Samsung. See the full list of members, including ONOS' collaborators, and learn how you can get involved with ONOS at onosproject.org.

ONOS is an independently funded software project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

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