The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Carrier Grade SDN

Tuesday, 22 March, 11:30 - 13:00
Expo Theater II, Exhibit Hall B

Session organized by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF)

Session Description

Since its inception in 2011, ONF has been the principal industry advocate for open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), guided by operators spanning the Data Center, Enterprise, and Carrier/WAN segments.
Over the past year, interest in SDN among Communications Service Providers (CSPs) including carriers,  cable MSOs, and cloud operators has been growing, driven by the incredible demands for transport bandwidth, cloud connectivity, and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). ONF has responded by involving industry leaders, Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), and open source projects to guide Carrier Grade SDN. Our innovations in Transport SDN especially have garnered considerable enthusiasm in the operator community. In this session, ONF leaders will review ongoing initiatives, including Information Modeling, Transport SDN, SDN Migration, and Security, along with support for a number of open source projects, all aimed at easing adoption in brownfield networks and operationalizing SDN.


11 :30 – 11 :45
Opening Remarks

Dan Pitt, ONF Executive Director
Marc Cohn, (ClearPath Networks), Market Area Director, ONF

11:45 – 12:10
Multivendor Demonstration Planned with OIF
Lyndon Ong, (Ciena), Chair, ONF Open Transport Working Group
In this presentation, the Chairman of the Open Transport Working Group (formerly the Optical Transport Working Group) will share an overview on the ONF’s activities underway in Transport SDN. Among the topics that will be addressed include the implications of the ONF/SDN Architecture upgrade, status on OpenFlow for Transport, other technical updates, as well as the Multi-Vendor Demonstration underway with OIF.
12:10 - 12:35
SDN-Enabled Packet Over Optical WAN
Hwa-Jung Han, Verizon
In this presentation, a multi-layer SDN WAN orchestration solution will be introduced, featuring dynamic bandwidth adjustment and bandwidth scheduling features in a multi-vendor interoperation environment using open standards and open APIs.
12:35 – 13:00
Transport API (T-API)
Italo Busi, Huawei
In this presentation, the Transport API (T-API) project underway in the ONF Open Transport Working Group will be described. T-API exposes an open interface to network services and applications to the Transport SDN Controller, which is critical to achieving multi-vendor, multi-layer, and multi-main control. In addition to the T-API definition, the Englewood open source project (on that is intended to validate the concepts and refine the T-API definition.

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