RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
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 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 US-based manufacturer of network equipment and a top US 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.
About the OIF
Launched in 1998, the OIF is the first industry group to unite representatives from data and optical networking disciplines, including many of the world's leading carriers, component manufacturers and system vendors. The OIF promotes the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical, interconnect, network processing, component and networking systems technologies. The OIF actively supports and extends the work of standards bodies and industry forums with the goal of promoting worldwide compatibility of optical internetworking products. Information on the OIF can be found at http://www.oiforum.com.
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