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ONOS Passes 50-Member Milestone

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3/14/2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The Open Networking Operating System (ONOS), a collaborative effort to advance an open source software defined networking (SDN) technology, today announces ATTO-Research, Cobham Wireless, Corsa, Edgecore Networks, Flex, IEEE SDN Initiative and NoviFlow have joined as collaborators.

Recently surpassing the 50-member milestone, the fast-growing ONOS community is also rapidly diversifying. In just one year, the project went from one to five service provider partners and six to eight vendor partners. Additionally, more than 250 registered users are making code software updates.

ONOS has quickly established an active community of contributors, members and production use cases, emerging as a leading SDN OS among services providers. These developments, as well as the sixth ONOS platform release, will be showcased at The Linux Foundation-hosted Open Networking Summit and ONOS Mini Summit taking place in Santa Clara, Calif., March 14-17, 2016.

“ONOS new member and community growth are pivotal in accelerating adoption of SDN and NFV,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director and board member at ON.Lab's ONOS project. “ONOS has evolved so quickly, emerging as the SDN OS of choice by service providers and the foundation for numerous successful use cases such as CORD, packet-optical convergence, SDN-IP peering, and others. It’s a clear frontrunner solution that is robust and mature enough to power production-level networks.”

Since forming in December 2014, ONOS has rapidly evolved into a key platform for monetizing SDN and network function virtualization (NFV) by offering service providers and vendors like AT&T, SK Telecom, Verizon, China Unicom, and NTT Communications among others with scalability, high availability, high performance and abstractions that leverage open source to streamline creation of apps and services and invent new business models. With Ciena’s plan to support ONOS commercially soon and commercial ONOS-based trials from Huawei, ONOS has matured quickly and is taking off in production.

"ONOS is the right SDN operating system platform for service providers, especially in delivering critical use cases such as Central Office Re-Architected as a Data Center (CORD)," said Mike Hatfield, senior vice president and general manager of Ciena's Blue Planet division and ONOS board member. "Ciena is thrilled to be delivering a commercial release of ONOS for the community."

ONOS also continues to see significant contributions from an increasing number of member partners with 19 percent of all commits coming from Huawei, including recent integration with the newest OPNFV Brahmaputra release. Additionally, BTI, CREATE-NET, Ericsson, Fujitsu, ONF, NEC and SK Telecom are actively contributing code.

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