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August 022018

CORD: The ONF “umbrella” project

CORD snapshot project update from Larry Peterson – ONF CTO and CORD TST Chair: CORD continues to serve as a overarching centerpiece in ONF’s new strategic plan and across the breadth of ONF’s projects. CORD provides the overall architecture, and component projects ‘plug in’ to provide various component functionality. The four initial reference designs, announced recently […]

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July 312018

VOLTHA: A Snapshot Update

VOLTHA shapshot project update from Saurav Das – ONF Engineering Director and VOLTHA project lead VOLTHA presents a hardware-abstraction for a wireline access network (typically PON), making the PON system appear as a pseudo-Ethernet/OpenFlow switch to a northbound SDN controller like ONOS. It offers a common control and management framework shared by all OLTs and […]

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July 312018

M-CORD: Project Update

M-CORD snapshot project update from Oguz Sunay – M-CORD Chief Architect M-CORD is the open source CORD platform profile for the telco-owned 5G edge cloud where telcos can host vRAN and core network VNFs/microservices as well as any of the value-add service platforms they may have. The telco edge cloud is a distributed cloud paradigm and […]

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June 182018

ONF’s Initial Reference Designs

We shared with everyone the ONF’s new Strategic Plan back in March, and since then our community has been hard at work kicking off all the new initiatives called for in the plan.  Our operator leadership has been making great progress, and we want to take a moment to summarize where we are and how […]

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June 052018

ACG Predicts $11B Opportunity for Open Source by 2023

ACG Research, specialists in networking, software and operational trends for the global service provider community, recently authored an analysis, “Succeeding on an Open Field, the impact of open source technologies on the CSP Ecosystem.” It is a comprehensive report and well worth review by anyone wanting a better understanding of market trends in the industry. […]

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May 292018

Project Stratum – 3 Big Things

Project Stratum: 3 Big Things Today the project members of Stratum met in an all-day workshop, marking the next major step in the progression of this innovative new project.  Back in March, the ONF, with help from Google and more than a dozen member companies, announced Project Stratum: a progressive and open switch operating system […]

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May 142018

ONOS Performance and Security Analysis Meeting Recap

The ONOS Performance and Security Analysis brigade members gathered for the second annual brigade workshop in Paris downtown, LIP6, on April 11, 2018. About 30 among old and new brigade members as well as Sorbonne University and ESME masters and doctoral students attended to discuss recent activities of the brigade. During the meetup different topics […]

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April 182018

CORD’s Blueprint for Success

CORD is emerging as the defacto open source platform for carrier edge clouds.  By leveraging a key set of technologies from the cloud, NFV and SDN, CORD helps operators transform their access and edge networks into nimble cloud-native infrastructure. Major network operators globally just recently made a long term commitment to CORD and related open […]

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April 042018

Open Networking Summit Wrap Up

Last week at the Open Networking Summit (ONS), the ONF made a big splash as our operator partners made a monumental commitment to open technologies, disaggregated networks and realizing our vision of SDN. The news was mainly about boosting the supply chain of equipment vendors who will help with the network transformation ahead. To find […]

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January 092018

ONF/ONAP Drive Wireless SDN Globally over 5 Independent Clouds

The power of globally connected SDN was successfully showcased across multiple continents via the latest Wireless Transport Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstration completed last November 2017. The project featured  integration of an ONAP-based, multi-layer multi-domain hierarchical SDN architecture.   The ONF’s Wireless Transport group is part of the Open Transport Configuration & Control (OTCC) project […]

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