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Fujitsu Successfully Demonstrates ONOS Interoperability

Collaborates with Industry Peers for Network Control Proof of Concept, Accelerating Real-World SDN and NFV Solutions

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, June 15, 2015
Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated interoperability with the Open-Source Networking Operating System (ONOS), in a series of tests sponsored by the ONOS community. ONOS is a complete open-source SDN network operating system that enables agile service creation and deployment at scale on any hardware, including white boxes. This disruptive platform delivers a highly available, scalable SDN control plane featuring northbound and southbound open APIs and paradigms for a diversity of management, control, and service applications across mission critical networks.

The goal of the testing was 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.”

To view a demo of ONOS-enabled multi-layer network control, and learn how Fujitsu is facilitating open-source platforms, visit the SDN Solutions Showcase and Fujitsu booth #215 at the Open Networking Summit, June 16-18 in Santa Clara. To learn more about ONOS and the Open Networking Lab, click here.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., is a trusted partner to a broad spectrum of customers across all industries, enabling them to realize the maximum value from their communications networks. We are a market-leading U.S.-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top U.S. patent holder in optical networking. Our solutions combine the best wireline, wireless, and software technology with extensive multivendor services expertise to deliver custom, end-to-end network integration and management solutions. For more information, please see http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom, connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/fujitsu-network-communications, and follow us on Twitter @FujitsuFNC.

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Date: June 15, 2015
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.