MENLO PARK, Calif., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ONOS' community today announced the availability of the third release of its open source SDN Open Network Operating System (ONOS), named Cardinal. Providing the best value proposition for scale, performance and high availability, Cardinal adds comprehensive feature sets and performance improvements to enable a new variety of deployments and solution proof of concepts (POCs). Cardinal delivers several significant enhancements, mainly in the areas of Application Intent Framework, southbound interfaces and new distributed core features and capabilities.
ONOS is currently deployed live in three research and education networks worldwide with more to come in Europe and Asia. These include SDN-IP peering application deployments at Internet2 in the U.S. and FIU/AmLight to South America as well as a BGP Peering Router deployment at CSIRO, Australia. Continuing ONOS' aggressively iterative release schedule of new versions every three months, Cardinal improves performance for flow operations, application intent processing and network topology maintenance by more than 25 percent.
In addition to POCs for enabling management of multi-layer IP/optical networks and migration to SDN networks using the SDN-IP peering application, Cardinal creates several new uses by enabling the central office to be re-architected as a data center (CORD).
Cardinal's Application Intent Framework supports all the key solution POCs that will be demonstrated at the Open Networking Summit (ONS2015) conference with extensions such as MPLS and tunnel support added to the framework to support a wide variety of SDN applications.
A new flow-objective subsystem in the distributed core enables device agnostic SDN deployment. It allows apps to use a variety of OpenFlow switches with support for multiple tables without being concerned about the device specific details. It is definitely a big step forward towards the inter-operability and elimination of the solution silos that exist today.
At the southbound, NETCONF and PCEP interfaces are now available, and the TL1 interface will be used by two vendors for a few solution POCs although TL1 is not yet available from ONOS for open source distribution.
Cardinal has additional capabilities added to make deployment easier from experience gained in deploying in Internet2 and in a recent demonstration connecting ESnet in California and AARNet in Australia.
"The ONOS team has been running on all cylinders and continues to increase momentum with the help from the community," said Bill Snow, vice president of Engineering at ON.Lab. "The code base continues to add functionality, while keeping code quality high and continually improving performance. ONOS' use cases really show its unique capabilities to transform service provider and mission critical networks."
Cardinal will be available for download today at the ONOS downloads page here: https://wiki.onosproject.org/display/ONOS/Downloads.
Along with some of its partners, ON.Lab will demonstrate the following POCs at ONS2015:
- CORD (Central Office Re-architected as Datacenter)
- SDN enabled DC fabric
- VNF at the CO (vCPE, vOLT, vBNG)
- SDN enabled Multi-layer Network Control
- Migration path towards SDN: SDN-IP peering application
- Internet2 real-world deployment showcase
All of the POCs will use real hardware and third-party software functions and are the result of joint efforts by ON.Lab, multiple vendors and network operators.
The ONOS project is gaining a lot of momentum. Each ONOS release has a clear focus and continues to validate its coherent and clean-slate software architecture design, industry leading performance/scale/HA, and the empowerment of SDN/NFV deployments and solutions.
Since the announcement of open source, the network industry giant Cisco, and two major Service Providers SK Telecom and China Unicom joined the project as funding partners. There is also significant growth in terms of the number of collaborating organizations and individuals in the ONOS community.
The ONOS project continues the effort in collaborating with other open source projects such as ONF and OPNFV. Recently ONOS officially joined the effort for one of the OPNFV use cases. In addition, ONOS will join ONF to showcase some of the important solution POCs together at ONS2015 as well.
ON.Lab's POCs will be part of the SDN Solutions Showcase during ONS2015 that takes place June 15-18 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The Showcase will be open during expo hours on June 16 from 12 – 2 p.m. and 5:30 – 8 p.m. PDT; June 17 from 12 – 8:30 p.m. PDT; and June 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT. Come by and see the latest innovations in SDN, NFV and open networking from ON.Lab and its community.
About ONOS and ON.Lab
ONOS is a SDN networking operating system for Service Provider networks architected for high performance, scale and availability. ONOS' ecosystem comprises of ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative. These include AT&T, NTT Communications, SK Telecom, China Unicom, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel and NEC; members who are collaborating and contributing to ONOS include ONF, Infoblox, SRI, Internet2, Happiest Minds, KISTI, KAIST, Kreonet, CNIT, Black Duck, Create-Net and the broader ONOS community. Learn how you can get involved with ONOS at onosproject.org.
Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) is a non-profit organization founded by SDN inventors and leaders from Stanford University and UC Berkeley to foster an open source community for developing tools and platforms to realize the full potential of SDN. ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading edge research and delivers high quality open source platforms on which members of its ecosystem and the industry can build real products and solutions. For further information on ON.Lab, visit http://onlab.us/.
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