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Fujitsu Successfully Demonstrates Transport SDN Interoperability Using Real-World Scenarios

Collaborates with Industry Peers in Multi-Carrier Testing Sponsored by OIF / ONF

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Richardson, TX, October 08, 2014

Fujitsu, a leading provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Interoperability, as part of a series of tests sponsored by the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). The two groups seek to accelerate adoption of OpenFlow™ and Transport SDN technologies that enable increased network programmability to support a new era of dynamic services.

Fujitsu collaborated with other members of the ONF Optical Transport Working Group to develop the OpenFlow™ extensions that are being prototyped and tested in both CDPI (Control Data Plane Interface) and CVNI (Control Virtual Network Interface) forms. In the demonstration, Fujitsu used its FLASHWAVE® 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (P-ONP) and demo controller, based on its Virtuora™ NC SDN Controller software. Successful testing was also performed on Controller Northbound interfaces for Service Request and Topology APIs developed through the OIF.

“The technologies being tested are critical to northbound OSS integration, as SDN moves beyond data centers into the WAN,” said Andrew Schmitt, Principal Analyst, Carrier Transport Networking at Infonetics. “The interoperability demo sponsored by OIF / ONF comes at the right time as service providers are starting evaluation of SDN, determining its role in their networks.”

Fujitsu has been developing SDN products for some time now, leveraging its global expertise in data center, IT, and cloud systems. The culmination of this work is the Virtuora™ platform, Fujitsu’s complete SDN solution, spanning from Northbound OSS/BSS integration to multi-layer optimization and path computation.

“Fujitsu’s commitment to open standards gives our customers additional confidence in the interoperability and performance of our SDN technology,” said Rod Naphan, Chief Technology Officer at Fujitsu Network Communications. “As carriers evaluate SDN at the transport layer, Fujitsu is ready with proven technology and talent to help them improve efficiency, innovation velocity and customer satisfaction.”

For more information on the demonstration as well as general results and findings, visit the OIF web page, 2014 Global Transport SDN Demonstration.

Learn more about Fujitsu SDN development at these upcoming events:
SDN & NFV USA Conference, October 6-8, Dallas
SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, October 14-17, Dusseldorf

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 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$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.

Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is an innovator in Connection-Oriented Ethernet and optical transport technologies. A market leader in packet optical networking solutions, WDM and SONET, Fujitsu offers wireless access and transport solutions; a broad portfolio of multivendor network services, as well as end-to-end solutions for design, implementation, migration, support and management of optical and wireless networks. For seven consecutive years Fujitsu has been named the U.S. photonics patent leader, and is the only major optical networking vendor to manufacture its own equipment in North America. Fujitsu has over 500,000 network elements deployed by major North American carriers across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please see:

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Date: October 08, 2014
City: Richardson, TX
Company: Fujitsu Network Communications Inc.