2017 Open Networking Summit Best of Show Awards

We covered the 2017 ONS noting that ONAP “stole the show.”  Indeed, it was voted “most buzzed about project” as per press release below.

2017 was the first time ONS included Best of Show awards. Finalists for each award were selected by a panel of industry experts and analysts, and conference attendees then voted by email following the event to select the winners. 

The recipients of the 2017 ONS Best of Show awards are:

·         Most Buzzed About Project – ONAP (57.3% of votes)

o    Finalists included: CORD, ONOS and OPNFV

·         Best Exhibit Booth – Barefoot Networks (70.2% of votes)

o    Finalists included: Dell, Ericsson and Huawei

·         Best Announcement/Coverage – Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project Releases Code, Expands Membership and Announces Board Positions (50.4% of votes)

o    Finalists included: Alibaba Joins the Microsoft SONiC Community; Espresso Makes Google Cloud Faster, More Available and Cost Effective by Extending SDN to the Public Internet; and OPNFV, the Open Source Project for Integrated Testing of Full, Next-Generation Networking Stack, Issues its Fourth Release

·         SDN/NFV Solutions Showcase: Most Innovative Demo – ONAP – Open Network Automation Platform (38% of votes)

o    Finalists included: CORD: Rapid Service Enablement with CORD; PNDA: Analytics in an Open Source World; and Service Orchestration Across Cloud Domains & Multi-domain Transport Network

·         Most Disruptive Networking Technology (Vendor, Product or Solution) – Barefoot Networks (Programmable Data Plane) (42.2% of votes)

o    Finalists included: AT&T & China Mobile (joining forces across entire open networking stack including ONAP); Google (bringing SDN to public internet); Intel (vision and drive for supporting 5G and Software Defined Data Centers); and SnapRoute and its FlexSwitch networking software

“ONS 2017 featured some incredible technology solutions that demonstrate the future for networking truly is open,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Networking & Orchestration Arpit Joshipura. “There was tremendous competition for the Best of Show awards, and the winners should be proud that ONS attendees recognized their outstanding technologies, projects and announcements.”

ONS 2018 will take place at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. The move from Silicon Valley, ONS’ traditional home, for 2018 reflects the wide reach of open networking. By taking place in a different geographic location, ONS will bring in new verticals and demonstrate different use cases for open networking technologies.


About The Linux Foundation:

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2 thoughts on “2017 Open Networking Summit Best of Show Awards

  1. Comcast is keeping its options open in rolling out DAA by using open-source software for a major piece of its architecture in multiple markets. Its decision to deploy the open Trellis fabric, and be public about it, should give other network operators more confidence in open networking, and additional big rollouts like Comcast’s could expand the ecosystem around these technologies so Comcast has more suppliers and developers to tap into in the future.

    Service providers that have been discussing production deployments of open networking systems, such as AT&T and Deutsche Telekom, have been talking about 2020 time frames. Several other operators, including AT&T, Sprint, NTT, China Unicom, Turk Telecom, Telefonica and T-Mobile Poland, are also active supporters of ONF.


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