MENLO PARK, Calif., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ON.Lab today announced that the Open Networking Foundation's (ONF) open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) software distribution, titled Atrium, unveiled yesterday that features the Open Network Operating System (ONOS) as the carrier-grade SDN control plane. As a part of ONF's Atrium, ONOS is integrated with industry-leading open source hardware and software into a complete SDN stack designed to help network operators more easily adopt open SDN within their organizations.
ONF's Atrium is the first-of-its-kind effort to integrate the industry's best-of-breed open source SDN building blocks into a complete SDN distribution for network operators. ON.Lab and the ONOS Project have been closely involved in this effort since its inception. Atrium addresses two significant barriers to SDN adoption and a thriving SDN ecosystem. First, it provides integration of components needed to build a rich, fully functional, robust SDN stack. Second, it enables interoperability of components at both the product and protocol levels. The Atrium SDN distribution integrates and packages the open source SDN controller/control plane, data plane, and applications into a ready-to-use SDN stack for building solutions and deploying in carrier-grade networks.
"Networks are disaggregating really quickly, just as the computer industry did already and this process is delivering simple, fast, programmable hardware controlled by open-source control planes, with high-value network applications running on top," said Nick McKeown, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, and board member of ONF and ON.Lab. "I love the collaboration between ONF and ONOS to build ONF's Atrium. It brings together a powerful complete stack for the first time, as an anchor point for the networking industry to quickly build and deploy its own solutions."
ONOS, architected for high performance, scale and high availability, with rich northbound and southbound abstractions, provides the core building block of Atrium - the open source SDN control plane. ONOS also controls and interoperates with a diversity of data plane switches in the Atrium distribution including those from Corsa, NoviFlow, Accton, Quanta, Centec, and Pica8.
"ON.Lab has always been a big believer in the vision of a fully-integrated open SDN distribution created with the best-of-breed components to fuel rapid SDN adoption and benefit the entire SDN community," said Guru Parulkar, Co-founder and Executive Director of ON.Lab. "ONF's Atrium delivers on this vision and ONOS provides a critical building block for this solution – a high performance, highly available, scalable SDN control plane fundamental to building a carrier-grade SDN distribution."
Atrium 2015/A is the first software package available via the ONF Atrium open SDN distribution. It incorporates the Quagga Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) implementation, ONOS, and OpenFlow™ 1.3-enabled Open Compute Project components into a fully integrated SDN stack to solve a critical routing need for organizations of all sizes- an "SDN-based peering router." Additional details about the Atrium 2015/A release are available at the ONF website. The ONOS Project, in close collaboration with ONF and other organizations, successfully deployed a pre-released version of this SDN stack in Australia recently. For additional details about this deployment, please click here.
"Atrium 2015/A reflects the fruitful collaboration between ONF and ON.Lab developers, resulting in a feature-rich, high-quality code distribution," said Dan Pitt, Executive Director of the Open Networking Foundation. "We look forward to seeing network operators benefit from deploying Atrium and further advancing the open SDN ecosystem."
Atrium and three other ONOS demos, including Central Office Re-architected as Datacenter (CORD), multi-layer SDN control of packet and optical networks, and seamless peering with SDN-IP, will highlight ONOS and its capabilities at the SDN Solutions Showcase taking place at the Open Networking Summit, June 15 – 18 in Santa Clara, California. For more information on the SDN Solutions Showcase and the Open Networking Summit, please visit:http://opennetsummit.org/conference/.
For more information on Atrium, please visit: http://opensourcesdn.org/.
About ONOS project
ONOS is the open source 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, NAIM, CNIT, Black Duck, Create-Net, Criterion Networks 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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