|[November 07, 2012]
Overture Joins the Open Networking Foundation
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service
providers and network operators worldwide, today announced it has joined
Networking Foundation (ONF). A non-profit consortium, ONF is
dedicated to the transformation of networking through development and
standardization of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
"Service providers today are looking to SDN and network virtualization
to help them simplify operations, spur development of innovative new
services, and create virtual networks using an array of products and
technologies from multiple vendors. SDN has the potential to minimize
network complexity and thereby lower operational expenses - two things
completely consistent with the core tenets of Overture's value
proposition," said Vijay Raman, vice president of product management and
marketing, Overture Networks (News - Alert). "As Overture innovates in these areas, it
becomes increasingly important to ensure our full compliance with the
industry eco-system at large. We are very pleased to be part of a
vibrant and dynamic organization such as the ONF."
"Carrier Ethernet is a market-proven solution allowing service providers
to cot-effectively deliver the reliable connectivity needed for the
overwhelming flood of data traveling across today's networks. However,
Carrier Ethernet must evolve if it is going to continue accommodating
escalating, data-driven bandwidth demand - and that's where SDN comes
in," said Dan Pitt, executive director, Open Networking Foundation.
"Carrier Ethernet and SDN are a natural fit; together, they offer
service providers a forward-looking approach for architecting a new
generation of high-speed, high-performance networks. We're very pleased
to welcome another recognized Carrier Ethernet leader as a member of
The ONF is a non-profit organization committed to the development and
standardization of SDN architectures, facilitating direct software
programmability in networks. As a part of its charter, ONF is helping to
commercialize and promote SDN and related technologies worldwide.
Established as the industry's principal SDN authority, it is also
responsible for maintaining the OpenFlow protocol. The organization has
more than 80 cross-discipline members from around the world, and
maintains a broad variety of technical and market-education initiatives
aimed accelerating the adoption of SDN on a global scale. For additional
information on the ONF and its industry-wide initiatives, please visit http://www.opennetworking.org.
For information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com
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About Overture Networks
Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner
to more than 450 service providers and network operators worldwide. By
providing an entrance to a smarter network, service providers can
leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational
costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical
media, including fiber, copper and TDM. Overture's solutions are
designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete
in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile
communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter
networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with
offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.
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