Zhone Joins ONF
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced its membership in the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). ONF, formed in March 2011, is a user-driven organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Zhone will work alongside 90+ member companies including global giants and startups with a variety of expertise, bringing together diverse perspectives from silicon to systems and software to computing for a variety of users.
SDN is a new approach to networking where network control is directly programmable. This results in an extremely dynamic, cost-effective and adaptable architecture that gives administrators unparalleled programmability, automation and control.Implementing SDN through an open standard allows impressive agility while reducing service development and operational costs for providers.
"The Open Networking Foundation believes that end-user needs should drive SDN standards, and we are especially happy to see new domains of end-user operation adopting open SDN," said Dan Pitt, executive director of ONF. "Organizations need to achieve better business value from today's networks. They require a standards-based approach to SDN that will allow them to simplify networking operation, tailor networking to business objectives, and operate heterogeneous multi-party networks that free them from networking-vendor lock-in."
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