Fujitsu said it has successfully demonstrated interoperability with the Open-Source Networking Operating System (ONOS), in a series of tests sponsored by the ONOS community.
Fujitsu defines ONOS as a complete open-source SDN network operating system that enables agile service creation and deployment at scale on any hardware, including white boxes.
ONOS offers scalable SDN control plane with northbound and southbound open APIs and paradigms for range of management, control, and service applications over mission critical networks.
The testing was conducted to validate important enhancements of the ONOS Cardinal Release, which includes new southbound plugins to enable multilayer, multivendor network deployments. Fujitsu, a founding ONOS partner, developed TL1 southbound interfaces from the ONOS-based SDN controller to the FLASHWAVE® 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (P-ONP) to provide Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) services: On-demand bandwidth, bandwidth calendaring and multi-layer optimization.
“Packet over Optical is one of the key use cases for transport network SDN,” said Igor Bergman, Head of the Software Business Unit at Fujitsu Network Communications. “By having visibility to both the packet and optical layers, service providers can improve network efficiency and service delivery velocity at lower operations costs.”
“ONOS is designed to address the toughest challenges that Service Providers face with SDN deployments,” said Guru Parulkar, Executive Director and Board Member of Open Networking Lab. “We focused on and demonstrated ONOS’s scalability, performance and high availability attributes with the first two releases. Now with the Cardinal release, we are demonstrating a set of Solution POCs including how ONOS-based SDN control plane can be used for multi-vendor multi-layer packet-optical networks. As a valued ONOS member and contributor, Fujitsu is helping to drive growth of the ONOS ecosystem and its continued successful evolution.”
Fujitsu showcasing demo of ONOS-enabled multi-layer network control at Fujitsu booth #215 at the Open Networking Summit, June 16-18 in Santa Clara.