NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the data, cloud and international communications business within NTT (NYSE: NTT), today announced the details of its participation in the Open Networking Summit (ONS) in Santa Clara, CA, highlighting its leading role in software-defined networking (SDN)-based network transformation. NTT Com Senior Vice President of Service Infrastructure Yukio Ito will speak on SDN at NTT Com and collaborative initiatives to accelerate SDN adoption. NTT America’s Senior Solutions Engineer Todd Ridgway will give a talk on leveraging SDN to deliver innovative and differentiated cloud services to enterprises. NTT Com will also demonstrate an OpenFlow communications protocol-based system architecture, a high-performance OpenFlow switch, and an OpenFlow validator.
Participation at ONS
At ONS 2014, NTT Com will offer its perspective on the direction and possibilities of new architectures, products and services. “We are honored and delighted to return to ONS as a Visionary Sponsor and share experiences with next-generation SDN technologies,” said Mr. Ito, who is also an Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Board Member and chairman of the Okinawa Open Laboratory. “This is an exciting time for the networking industry, and we look forward to several days of high-level discussions with partners in the expanding SDN ecosystem.”
In a plenary session on Tuesday, March 4, Mr. Ito will talk about how NTT Com is accelerating its development and deployment of OpenFlow/SDN, SDN-enabled services and significant SDN projects underway in Asia/Pacific. In a theater presentation Mr. Ridgway will address how NTT Com is leveraging SDN to deliver innovative and differentiated cloud services to enterprises. NTT Com will also demonstrate 1) A Multiple southbound interface control Platform and Portal system or AMPP, a configurable system architecture that accommodates both OpenFlow switches and command line interface (CLI)-based network devices; 2) Lagopus Switch, a scalable, high-performance and elastic software-based OpenFlow switch that leverages multi-core CPUs and network I/O to achieve 10Gbps level-flow processing; and 3) the Versatile OpenFlow Validator or VOLT, a first of a kind system that can validate flow entries and analyze network failures in OpenFlow environments. NTT Com’s booth number is 403.