|[August 30, 2013]
Open Networking Foundation and China SDN & Open Networking Commission Announce Strategic Collaboration to Accelerate Commercialization of SDN in China
BEIJING & PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to
accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and China
SDN & Open Networking Commission (CSONC), a networking
commission in China dedicated to the development of SDN technologies,
today announced a strategic partnership agreement to increase deployment
and commercialization of SDN and the OpenFlow protocol. Together ONF and
CSONC will offer members additional resources to keep informed of the
latest developments in SDN through conferences, technical investigation,
and educational training.
"CSONC is focused on helping the Chinese markets transition to SDN, as
this innovative technology offers greater management capabilities, cost
reduction opportunities, and flexibility of the network," said Dr. Jun
Bi, executive vice chairman commissioner of China SDN & Open Networking
Commission. "Our relationship with ONF will enable local and future
member companies more opportunities to stay informed of innovative use
cases, new versions of the OpenFlow protocol, and local workshops
designed to help network operators deploy the technology."
"The mutual cooperation with ONF strengthens the construction of the
Commission," said Xudong Zhang, secretary-general of China SDN & Open
Networking Commission. "We encourage cientific organizations and
companies to join the Commission and participate in global communication
and cooperation, and promote the exchange and development of the global
CSONC is focused on promoting innovative SDN information and technology
within the Chinese information and communications technology (ICT)
industry. The Commission integrates theory with their practice and
discusses the development and evolution of relevant technological
standards. Currently, the organization is supported by nearly 30 member
companies including scientific and technological institutions,
operators, device suppliers, and large Internet companies.
As part of the relationship, CSONC and ONF will promote SDN and OpenFlow
applications to end users in China, as well as SDN and OpenFlow
technical research and development in China.
"The relationship between ONF and CSONC is a collaboration of two
organizations dedicated to the needs of networking end users," said Dan
Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. "We are
committed to jointly furthering awareness of SDN and the OpenFlow
protocol in China and to taking advantage of the wealth of talent and
enthusiasm in the country, to which CSONC has ready access."
ONF is the steward of the OpenFlow protocol, which provides the
fundamental standard foundation for SDN. The organization offers a
multitude of opportunities for more than 100 member companies who
comprise some of the world's largest network operators, service
providers, equipment manufacturers, end-users, and more. ONF has
fostered implementation and deployment of OpenFlow-based SDN through the
drafting of implementable standards, frameworks, and migration
strategies; prototype demonstrations, interoperability experiments, and
PlugFests; and extensive market-education activities.
Launched in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google (News - Alert), Microsoft,
Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a growing
nonprofit organization with more than 100 members whose mission is to
advance the commercialization and use of SDN and the OpenFlow protocol.
ONF will accelerate the adoption of open SDN and OpenFlow technologies
and standards while fostering a vibrant market of products, services,
applications, customers, and users. For further details visit the ONF
website at: http://www.opennetworking.org.
About China SDN & Open Networking Commission (CSONC)
In 2012, China SDN and Open Network Commission was officially
established. The member organizations of the Commission include
scientific and technological institutions, operators, device suppliers,
and large Internet companies, with an extensive coverage of industrial
chains and an overall combination of industry, education, and research.
China SDN and Open Network Commission will organize SDN information and
technology exchanges in Chinese IT industry, integrating theory with
practice and discussing the development and evolution of relevant
technological standards so as to promote future network technologies.
For further details visit the website of China SDN and Open Network
Commission at: http://www.chinasdn.org/.
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