Inspur Joins Open Networking Foundation's ONOS Project to Strengthen the SDN Capability

BEIJING, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspur announced today that it has joined the ONOS™ (Open Network Operating System) Project as a collaborator. This will further reinforce its strength in providing data center networking solutions. ONOS is hosted by the Open Network Foundation (ONF), an operator led consortium transforming networks into agile platforms for service delivery, providing various highly available and elastically scalable north-south abstract models with excellent performance for the operating systems of service providers' tailor-made carrier-level software-defined networking (SDN) networks. Leading global service and solution providers such as AT&T, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, NTT, Cisco, Ericsson, and Intel are all key players in the ONOS community.

"More and more telcos are moving toward cloud, so reengineering the networks for data centers will also become a priority. To reengineer a telecom network, an SDN solution will have to rely on the support of a network operating platform that can both ensure the network's agility and allow the SDN network's control layer to behave like a carrier's network. ONOS as the first open-source SDN network operating system for carrier networks can really meet the carriers' needs, allowing them to have the ability to go to market and roll out commercial services quickly," said Zhang Dong, General Manager of System Software at Inspur. "By participating in the ONOS project, Inspur hopes to expand its footprint in the SDN field, gradually strengthen its own advantage in offering solutions across clouds, and help build more elastic, more agile, and more efficient solutions for customers."

"We are pleased to welcome Inspur to the ONOS project as a Collaborator," said Timon Sloane, Vice President of Standards & Membership at ONF. "The ONF community looks forward to the company's contributions -- as we hope to collaborate with Inspur not just on SDN innovation, but also on the frontiers of other networking technologies."

Being "Open and Adaptive" is the driver for Inspur's ongoing development. Inspur's openness is seen in its open-source software and open system architecture. At present, Inspur is a Gold Member of the OpenStack open-source cloud computing Project, and has released "InCloud OS 5.0", which is a cloud data center operating system based on the OpenStack framework. Inspur is also an important member of the three major global open computing standard organizations–OCP, ODCC, and OPEN19. Besides, it is also striving to provide better Software Development Kits (SDKs) and standard APIs on an ongoing basis as an effort to better support the development and connection of upper level applications.

By joining the ONOS community, Inspur focuses mainly on the total solutions at the data center level, aiming to better virtualize the basic resources, to make the network resource pool more elastic, more reliable, and more intelligent, to be more closely connected with the OpenStack framework, and to help businesses realize the transition toward the cloud.

Given the convergence of ICTs, reengineering networks through computing has become a focus for enterprise users and device manufacturers. We believe that our deep involvement in the ONOS initiative will further increase Inspur's SDN capability.

About Inspur

Inspur is a leading global IT total solutions and services provider. It is ranked by Gartner as one of the top 5 server manufacturers in the world. Inspur provides its customers with servers, storage devices, and an entire package of networking solutions that are of the best quality and performance, and are also energy efficient, cost effective and customized for actual workloads and data center environments. For more information, visit: http://www.inspursystems.com.

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