Q: I’m not familiar with ON.Lab. Can you share some background?

A: Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) is a non-profit organization founded by SDN inventors and leaders from Stanford University and UC Berkeley to foster open source communities for developing tools and platforms to realize the full potential of SDN, NFV and cloud technologies.

ON.Lab’s vibrant ecosystem includes an internal team that provides core engineering and project oversight, working closely with seven operator partners (AT&T, China Unicom, Comcast, Google, NTT Communications, SK Telecom and Verizon), and 10 vendor partners (Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, NEC, Nokia, Radisys and Samsung), and more than 70 collaborating organizations. ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading-edge research and delivers open source platforms enabling the entire ecosystem to create solutions to transform network infrastructure.