Interop Las Vegas 2016

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  • Making Interoperability a Reality: SDN and Open Source

    Bithika Khargharia  |  Director of Product and Community Management, Open Networking Foundation
    Location:  Breakers L
    Session Type: Conference Session
    Track: SDN
    Pass type: 3-Day Pass, 5-Day Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    Network operators are fed up with vendor lock-in and proprietary products that boast openness when they are not in fact interoperable. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is the biggest transformation in networking in 30 years, and with it comes the potential for an open and interoperable industry if done right.

    The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) strives to accelerate the adoption of open SDN. And when we say open, we mean open. All of our collaborative efforts among our 140+ member companies drive toward the end goal of industry interoperability for the benefit of the network operator.

    One of the hottest topics in the industry as of late is that of open source. Because of ONF's collaborative nature, we've always been big proponents of open source. So naturally, we're putting our full force behind this work by encouraging the networking community to come together and develop best of breed solutions to enable SDN adoption and support interoperability.

    For example, what if implementing and deploying truly open SDN were as simple as purchasing and plugging in a pre-fab computer? What if we told you that the foundation of such a solution, a software distribution, already exists?

    It does, and the very first distribution incorporates the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the Open Network Operating system (ONOS), and Open Compute Project (OCP) components, with an OpenDaylight release on the way. This software distribution is free, and if you're interested in leveraging it, all that is asked of you is that you give back to the community.

    In this presentation, ONF's Bithika Khargharia will address the interoperability challenges of the networking industry, discuss what ONF is doing to help, and share information about this open source software distribution (which you're invited to participate in) that has the potential to make open, interoperable SDN a reality.