ONOS Project

June 17, 2016 11:15 ET

ONOS® and CORD™ Mini Summit Co-Located at OPNFV Summit

Fast-Growing Project to Advance Open Source Software Defined Networking Unites in Berlin

BERLIN, GERMANY--(Marketwired - June 17, 2016) - (OPNFV Summit)

What: The ONOS Project today announces a two-part ONOS and CORD Mini Summit and demo exhibition hosted onsite OPNFV Summit. The morning will feature talks around ONOS and the open source community, application development, enhancements and deployments. The afternoon will focus on the architecture of the open reference implementation of CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), built from commodity servers, white-box switches, as well as how open source software defines a general and extensible platform that supports a variety of domains and business units. Two informal coffee breaks planned throughout the day offer attendees the opportunity to chat one-on-one with ONOS and CORD community members to learn more about how to get involved with the rapidly growing and diversifying community. The ONOS Project is a Silver Sponsor of OPNFV Summit.

Who: ONOS Project is an open source member-driven project advancing networks by developing and maintaining a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) OS with scale, high availability, performance, and the right abstractions developers need to create compelling SDN and NFV solutions for Service Providers. CORD is the open source systems platform launched by the ONOS community for Service Providers that combines Network Function Virtualization (NFV), SDN, and the elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to the Telco Central Office.

Topics Covered:

  • ONOS architecture overview
  • ONOS for NFV
  • Network orchestration for multi-layer IP/Optical networks
  • ONOS for Hierarchical IP-Optical Control
  • A Generalized Virtualization Model for Emerging SDN Based Network Services
  • ONOS Deployments and Community Building
  • ONOS Application Tutorial
  • YANG model support in ONOS
  • Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter and its use-cases
  • China Unicom's View of E-CORD Project
  • A-CORD - An Analytics and Monitoring Framework
  • Why does M-CORD need SmartNICs?-TCO, Analytics and Fabric Integration explained
  • M-CORD - applying CORD and revolutionary mobile technologies advancing towards 5G infrastructure
  • An overview of the open source NFV framework implemented in the context of the Open Baton project

Click here to see the full ONOS + CORD Mini Summit agenda.

Who Should Attend: Developers interested in open source software, and service providers wanting to realize the full potential of SDN for their organization.

Guest Speakers:

  • Kin-Yip Liu, Senior Director of Systems Engineering, Cavium Networks
  • Dr. Tang Xiongyan, Chief Technologist at China Unicom
  • Michele Santuari, Junior Research Engineer, CREATE-NET
  • Sven Van der Meer, Master Engineer, Ericsson
  • Giuseppe Antonio Carella, Senior Researcher, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin
  • Lorenzo Tomasini, Engineer of The Open Baton Project, Fraunhofer FOKUS/TU Berlin
  • Wei Su, Principal Architect, Futurewei Technologies
  • Patrick Liu, Principal Engineer, Futurewei Technologies
  • Christopher Janz, Technical Vice President, Huawei
  • Henry Rai Jiang - Huawei, Senior Engineer
  • Nick Viljoen, Research Engineer, Netronome
  • Jerry Sobieski Director, International Research Initiatives, NORDUnet
  • Thomas Vachuska, ONOS chief Architect, ON.Lab
  • Andrea Campanella, Network Engineer, ON.Lab
  • Ali Al-Shabibi, Lead Developer, ON.Lab
  • Luca Prete, Deployments Engineer, ON.Lab
  • William Quiviger, Global Community Manager, ON.Lab

When: The two-part ONOS and CORD mini summit will take place on Monday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Intercontinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Tickets: OPNFV Summit attendees can register for the ONOS and CORD Mini Summit at no additional fee.

Booth Exhibition and Demos: A demo showcase of ONOS Dynamic Clustering and Scaling and free ONOS and CORD swag giveaways will be available at the ONOS and CORD booth number C07, located in the Pavilion Exhibition Area.

Linux Foundation Training: An SDN Tutorial co-hosted by OpenDaylight, ONOS, and OPNFV will take place on Tuesday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. OPNFV Summit attendees can register for this training for $450. Click here to view the course agenda and to register.

Community Support:
"Ciena has long been an advocate for open, programmable networks, and our support of events like OPNFV's ONOS + CORD Mini Summit demonstrates our commitment to open source technology. As a leading contributor of the CORD use case, Ciena's Blue Planet ONOS, the first commercial ONOS distribution, plays an important role in the industry's shift to software-based network architectures. As an open, vendor-agnostic platform that streamlines the integration of different SDN, NFV, and cloud components, Blue Planet is uniquely positioned to help network operators who are investigating CORD automate services from end-to-end," said Mike Hatfield, Ciena's Senior VP and General Manager, Blue Planet.

"At Fujitsu, we believe the future of networking will be SDN and the core technology will be open source software," said Hisayuki Sekine, head of the network solutions business unit at Fujitsu. "Through collaboration with the ONOS/CORD community, we expect acceleration of innovation for the next generation network."

"We are pleased to see the Mini Summit being held in Berlin. Huawei will continue to support and contribute to the ONOS community," said Bill Ren, Huawei's fixed network vice president and general manager of Open Source. "European operators are important innovation partners in the SDN and NFV fields. We look forward to this event and a series of similar events in the future to allow European operators to gain more understanding of ONOS, and contribute to the community together with other partners in Europe."

"The IEEE SDN initiative is committed to accelerating the implementation and interoperability of software-defined networks. We applaud the work of OPNFV and the Linux Foundation in support of this goal," said Eileen Healy, IEEE SDN co-chair. "To that end, IEEE is collaborating on a proof of concept with the open source community investigating mobile CORD and our ability to create a Virtual Lab environment."

About the 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 and organizations that are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative. The ONOS ecosystem comprises ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative. These include AT&T, China Unicom, NTT Communications Corp., SK Telecom Co. Ltd., Verizon, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Ericsson, Fujitsu Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Intel Corporation, NEC Corporation and Nokia. See the full list of members, including ONOS' collaborators, and learn how you can get involved with ONOS at

ONOS is an independently funded software project at The Linux Foundation ONOS and CORD are 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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