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Open Networking Foundation unbolts participation towards SDN startups


PALO ALTO, USA: The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization committed to fast-tracking the espousal of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), pronounced a novel, low-cost category of membership precisely intended for SDN startup organizations, assisting them to stand more actively involved in building the SDN ecological unit.

Membership fees for startup organizations are abridged from $30,000 a fiscal year to $1,000 a year but then again there remains no difference in membership privileges. The first wave of startups to seam ONF takes account of Criterion Networks, followed by Corsa Technology, GuardiCore, Konodrac, Tallac Networks, and Xinguard Inc. Supplementary startups are presently in the membership application phase and will turn out to be ONF members in the approaching months.

“ONF’s dedication to the promotion and adoption of SDN through open architecture and standards development is one of the many reasons that ONF is embracing startups,” reportedly said Mr. Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation.

Rhetoricising further that – “We want to make participation in ONF activities possible for the full range of organizations. Encouraging the innovation that startups bring to the space will further propel the advancement of open SDN and adoption of the OpenFlow(TM) standard.”

Gaining spur on ONF’s recent membership momentum in the Asia Pacific region, these six preliminary startup organizations further validate augmented global attentiveness towards the development of SDN.

Positioned in Bangalore, India, Criterion Networks progresses technology practices with service largesse round SDN network architecture and IPv6 network infrastructure transition. Ensuing the legacy of global importance, Corsa Technology, which is headquartered in Canada, is a networking hardware company concentrated on equipping a programmable datapath for SDN. Corsa Technology’s products disentangle forwarding problems that traverse the network from data center to desktop and from cloud to device.


GuardiCore, an Israel-origin startup, is maturing a network security solution, detecting and extenuating cyber-attacks inside corporate data centers. Established in Barcelona, Konodrac centers its efforts on acceleration of intelligent and protected data transfer service intended for social media and machine-to-machine applications.

Tallac Networks, courtesy Rocklin, Calif., affords SDN meant for the Campus which is called Software-Defined Mobility, a new-fangled approach at empowering Wi-Fi operators to connect mobile users to the network services they request. Circumnavigating out the global interest, Xinguard Inc., from Taipei, Taiwan, majors in in the expansion of SDN solutions to create scalable and proactive network infrastructures competent to muddle through varying networks.

To be licensed for the ONF startup membership category, an organization must be inside two eons of its absorption.


Jawed Akhtar

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