Huawei collaborates with ONOS, ONF on open SDN ecosystem

Huawei says it is working with the Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to build an "open and innovative " software-defined networking (SDN) industry ecosystem, enabling operators to accelerate SDN commercialization.

Huawei's SDN solutions will fully support the ONOS platform and, through a close relationship with ONOS, ONF and Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), Huawei will focus on creating a "cohesive, open and programmable" SDN network architecture to meet the needs of operators, the company said in a press release.

Led by top global operators and equipment suppliers, ONOS is the industry's first open source SDN control platform that focuses on operators' networks and service requirements and considers operators' demands, including high performance, reliability, security and scalability, according to the release. OPNFV is dedicated to bringing many of the components together for network functions virtualization (NFV).

Huawei is no stranger to SDN and NFV. Earlier this year, it showcased its new, state-of-the-art NFV open lab in Xi'an, China. The lab is dedicated to developing multi-vendor integration verification capabilities, expanding joint service innovations with customers, partners and industrial organizations and accelerating development of the open ecosystem for NFV infrastructure, platforms and services.

Operators and partners include China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, VMware, Red Hat and Canonical.

In November, Huawei announced the construction of an NFV lab system that would allow operators and equipment manufacturers on three continents to test NFV, SDN and cloud computing technologies, with separate facilities in China, Germany and the U.S.

For more:
- see this RCR Wireless News story
- see the press release

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