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ONF Walks the Walk with an Allied Telesis Software-Defined Network

Running our office on a pure OpenFlow network gives me great satisfaction. Installation was fast, and the system can scale to 2000 users if need be.

Mr. Dan Pitt

Executive Director,

Open Networking Foundation (ONF)

Resiliency, Reliability and High Performance Delivered

Deploying the entire pure OpenFlow wired/wireless network was simple and extremely fast—less than one hour to unpack, set up, and power on. ONF is using the open-source Faucet SDN controller, which uses the OpenFlow protocol to control the switch. Faucet allows software control of switches, as OpenFlow exposes forwarding tables that can be modified directly, without the need for specialized drivers.

The new OpenFlow data plane consists of an Allied Telesis x930 Series switch and an 802.11ac wireless access point.

x930 switches provide resiliency, reliability and high performance, making them ideal for network core and distribution solutions. The ONF is also using Allied Telesis x510 Series stackable Gigabit switches, which offer comprehensive resiliency, security, and management features in a compact, highly-reliable package.

The entire deployment took less than one hour to unpack, rack the equipment, and make it available for use.

Mr. Dan Pitt


Executive Director