Open Network Operating System (ONOS)
The ONOS™ project was formed to pursue our vision of what networking could be for the public good.
Networks have become a very critical infrastructure for the society. However, they are currently closed, proprietary, complex, operationally expensive, inflexible – in a nutshell, they impede innovation and progress rather than enabling them.
We have a vision of what networking could be through the promise of Software Defined Networking (SDN). SDN separates the control plane from the data plane freeing software innovation cycles to become independent of hardware innovation cycles. SDN accelerates Internet and Cloud innovation while significantly reducing the costs of building and operating networks.
ONOS Mission: To produce the Open Source Network Operating System that will enable service providers to build real Software Defined Networks.
Our goals include
In pursuit of its mission and goals, the ONOS community maintains the following values
ONOS features in the following SDN Solutions Showcase demos:
Details on the SDN solutions showcase – here.
ONOS is the SDN network operating system for service providers architected for performance, high availability, scale-out and well-defined northbound and southbound abstractions and interfaces. ONOS was open-sourced on Dec. 5, 2014. In the spirit of freedom and openness, ONOS logo is a bird and the ONOS releases are named after birds in alphabetical order. The first open source release of ONOS was called Avocet and the next is Blackbird. Blackbird, which was released recently focuses on performance optimizations, defining metrics for measuring the “carrier-grade quotient” of SDN control planes/controllers and publicly providing the measurements for ONOS using these metrics.
The ONOS ecosystem comprises ON.Lab, organizations who are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative including Tier 1 service providers -AT&T, NTT Communications, SK Telecom, leading vendors – Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, NEC; members who are collaborating and contributing to ONOS include ONF, Infoblox, SRI, Internet2, Happiest Minds, CNIT, Black Duck, Create-Net, KISTI, KREONET, KAIST and the broader ONOS community.
ONOS governance is a unique blend of open source governance models. It is a technical meritocracy where technical influence is directly proportional to technical contributions. ONOS board provides strategic and thought leadership. Four steering teams drive ONOS project – Technical Steering Team ( comprised of active technical contributors only), Releases Steering team, Use Cases Steering Team ( comprised only of Service Providers because they are the end-users) and Community Advocacy team. ON.Lab plays the role of “benevolent and mostly invisible” steward to ensure that ONOS project stays true to its mission of delivering value to Service Providers and the community.
ONOS in the news
3. The Register : “ONOS to SDN World: Here’s our numbers, show us yours”
Additional ONOS news here
1. Raising the bar on SDN Control Plane performance – Blackbird release whitepapers
1. Cardinal release (third release)
2. Blackbird release (second release)
3. Avocet release (first release)
Additional ONOS resources at:
|Documentation||Collatoral & Resources|
|Discussion||General ONOS discussion topics|
|Categories||Networking > Control & Management Software > SDN Controller and Network Virtualization Platforms|
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