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ONOS project hits 11,000 downloads in first year

This week, ONOS appoints a community manager; Pluribus demonstrates a hyper-converged infrastructure; Oracle launches a cloud-deployable signaling router.

The Open Network Operating System (ONOS) group says more and more contributors are helping to advance the ONOS project, reporting that its open source software-defined networking (SDN) software has been downloaded more than 11,000 times. Participants are helping to develop new features and functions for the carrier-grade SDN controller, as well as adding to documentation, training and testing efforts for existing project elements.

To guide and develop the growing open source community, the group has appointed a new leader: David Boswell. Boswell previously served as head of community building at Mozilla.

The Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) launched ONOS in late 2014. Last week, ON.Lab revealed it will now place the project under the Linux Foundation -- also the home of rival project OpenDaylight (ODL). The move suggests the possibility of collaboration between ODL and ONOS.

Pluribus Networks targets open switches

Pluribus Networks, a startup specializing in network virtualization, based in Palo Alto, Calif., recently joined with virtualized storage vendor Nutanix to demonstrate a "hyper-converged infrastructure" -- combining virtualized compute, storage and network functions in one software-defined environment. The demonstration was scheduled to take place at Dell World 2015 in Austin.

According to Pluribus, the company's Open Netvisor Linux operating system runs on Dell's latest generation of open networking switches, with the latter connecting Nutanix appliances. Pluribus says the demonstration showcases the ability of its automated network fabric to provide flow-level visibility, revealing all Nutanix-enabled transactions in the virtualized infrastructure.

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Oracle launches cloud-deployable Communications Diameter Signaling Router

Oracle has issued a cloud-deployable version of its Communications Diameter Signaling Router (CDSR), which aims to help communication service providers create and launch new services virtually. Oracle says the CDSR is an important tool in the transition to network functions virtualization (NFV), delivering better flexibility and greater control. The router has traffic management, load balancing and centralized routing capabilities.

The company, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., says service providers can deploy the diameter signaling router alongside other telecommunications applications in private and hosted clouds. Oracle says the CDSR lays the foundation for the provider's transition to a full NFV environment.  

Read the full announcement here.

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