Alcatel-Lucent joins the ONOS project partnership
ON.Lab has announced that Alcatel-Lucent has joined the ONOS project, the Open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) for service providers and mission critical networks and a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
ONOS is a carrier-grade SDN network operating system architected to provide high availability, scalability, performance, and rich northbound and southbound abstractions. Alcatel-Lucent will join service providers, vendors, collaborators and individual contributors to accelerate SDN/NFV adoption and drive open innovation.
Alcatel-Lucent brings to ONOS a wealth of experience in building and managing some of the world’s largest service networks based on integrated IP and optical network infrastructure. The company also brings knowledge from leading edge innovation in SDN control and management of IP/optical networks in both the datacenter and carrier network.
“Open source object models are becoming the new baseline for multi-vendor interoperability. ONOS provides a carrier-centric forum where these models can be defined and implemented at an accelerated pace to stay ahead of the monumental shift towards SDN and virtualization,” said Steve Vogelsang, CTO for Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Routing and Transport business. “By committing engineering resources and becoming an active participant of ONOS, we will be in a much better position to contribute our carrier SDN knowledge and experience to open source initiatives, and will benefit from collaboration across the broader network vendor and service provider communities.”
The ONOS project recently joined the Linux Foundation as a Collaborative Project and its community works to provide best in class open source SDN platforms and NFV tools to accelerate production deployments and use cases. It does this by listening closely to service providers, rapidly developing the apps and use cases they want, producing solutions and taking them through proof of concepts, lab trials and market trials to full production deployments using feedback and input from the community.
“We look forward to Alcatel-Lucent’s contributions to the project and community, especially in the areas of virtualized multi-layer IP and optical solutions,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director and board member at ON.Lab/ONOS project. “The company’s extensive service provider networking experience will work well within our virtuous-cycle framework to deliver platforms that enable solutions and use cases that are then enriched and hardened by feedback from the community.”
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