Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Open Networking Foundation Continues Adding Members

Membership in the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has now surpassed 100 companies. The newest additions are TorreyPoint, Coriant, and Virtela.

The ONF was created in 2011 as a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

"Our vision to bring software programmability to networks worldwide is becoming a reality with more companies joining our movement and implementing and deploying this innovative technology that is changing the future of networking,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. “In the past two years since our public launch, we have seen a significant increase in OpenFlow-based switches, controllers, and applications, and real-world deployments of the technology. Our growing member community underscores that we are meeting our goals of expanding SDN awareness and driving commercialization, and we are ever more motivated by their continuing support of our efforts to accelerate the global commercialization of open, standards-based SDN for the benefit of users.”