Infinera Allies with OIF and ONF in a bid to Demonstrate Multi-Vendor Transport SDN Interoperability

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, recently that announced it has joined the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to demonstrate multi-vendor, multi-layer software defined networking (SDN) Transport Application Programming Interface (T-API) interoperability with the Infinera Xceed Software Suite and the DTN-X Family of packet optical transport platforms.

The Xceed Software Suite (Xceed) provides integrated, open and modular components for SDN automation of programmable multi-layer transport networks, enabling service providers to create new revenue streams and automate network operations. Built on the OpenDaylight open source SDN controller, Xceed is designed for extensibility and high availability to support the requirements of real-time changes in transport networks.

“Network operators across the globe are implementing software defined networks to increase service agility and automate multi-vendor network management,” said Chris Liou, Vice President, Network Strategy at Infinera. “Infinera is delighted to work with the OIF, ONF and industry leading carriers to demonstrate how our open software solutions interoperate in a multi-vendor environment to accelerate service delivery while simplifying network operations.”

2016 OIF SDN Transport API Interoperability Demonstration

The OIF and ONF are partnering to lead the industry toward the wide scale deployment of commercial SDN by testing key T-API. The interoperability test and demonstration, managed by the OIF, will address multi-layer and multi-domain environments in global carrier labs. The testing builds on the 2014 demo which was based on prototype T-APIs and helped advance transport SDN standardization. Additional use cases based upon the API standards will be clarified during the testing and defined through OIF implementation agreements to provide a common set of requirements.

Global carrier participants hosting the interoperability testing include China Telecom, China Unicom, SK Telecom, Telefonica and Verizon.

Regional demonstration read-out events will take place in early 2017 and a whitepaper will be available to the public. Additional information can be found at http://www.oiforum.com/meetings-and-events/2016-oif-sdn-t-api-demo/.

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