Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a user-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and adoption ofSoftware-Defined Networking (SDN) through open standards development. SDN is a new approach to networking in which network control is decoupled from the data forwarding function and is directly programmable. The result is an extremely dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable architecture that gives administrators unprecedented programmability, automation, and control. Implementing SDN via an open standard enables extraordinary agility while reducing service development and operational costs, and frees network administrators to integrate best-of-breed technology as it is developed.
Infinera is a global supplier of intelligent transport networks with industry-leading, multi-layer solutions addressing all aspects of optical, packet-optical and IP transport. Built on open components complemented by portable software and powerful operational tools, Infinera solutions enable network operators to migrate to open networking and disaggregated architectures utilising Edgecore Networks open network hardware. With a portfolio of application-optimized open network switches and routers and the open, carrier-class Infinera Converged Network Operating System (CNOS), Infinera is transforming carrier networks with disaggregated access and aggregation solutions.
Volta Networks delivers the first cloud native routing engine which reduces cost by an order of magnitude by using the cloud to optimize routing for low cost, white box switches. Unlike legacy routers or routing appliances, Volta enables much lower cost by virtualizing and scaling the routing control plane while using automation to accelerate new network services.