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SDN & NFV Solutions Showcase

SDN & NFV Solutions Showcase (S3) @ ONS2016

In Partnership with ETSI, ONF, ONOS, OpenDaylight, OPNFV

SDN & NFV Solutions Showcase (S3) is a dedicated space on the ONS expo floor that features hand-picked demonstrations of collaborative multi-organization solutions at the cutting edge of open source SDN and NFV to showcase real advancement of SDN / NFV for a particular use-case in a specific industry vertical.


Carrier / WAN

ADARA Path Computation App for Event and Performance Based Networking via ONOS Controller with Calient Technologies

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Global SDN deployment powered by ONOS

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ONOS based Agile VPN for Carrier/SP Networks

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Open Source Network Operating System for Service Providers

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Cloud / Data Center

A High Availability Controller for an Open vSwitch­Based Network

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Adaptive Security Analytics Application with ACORD

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CORD: Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter

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Group Based Policy Using the Beryllium Release of OpenDaylight

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Scale-out Openstack Neutron with PRISM Linux abstraction

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Network Slicing and ICN Service Orchestration for Future Applications

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Developing and Deploying an NFV Service Chain

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Enterprise CORD

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M-CORD: Mobile Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter

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NFV with E2: Platform-provided Scaling, Scheduling, Composition, Fault-Tolerance & More!

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Testing & Validation

SDN L2/L3 Networking: ESnet 100G SDN Test Bed with end-to-end QoS

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System-Testing SDN/ONOS

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Testing the performance and finding the limits of your ODL based controller

  • Participants: 
  • ONF:      Marc Cohn, Senior VP of Marketing, ClearPath Networks
  • ONF:      Rick Bauer, COO, Open Networking Foundation
  • ETSI:      Marie-Paule Odini,  Distinguished Technologist, HPE
  • ODL:      Balaji Ethirajulu, Director – Product Marketing, Business Unit – Cloud & IP, Ericsson
  • OPNFV: Randy Levensalor, Lead Architect, CableLabs
  • ONOS:    William Snow, VP of Engineering, ON.Lab
  • Jan 7, 2016 - Call for Participation and themes announcement
  • Feb 1, 2016 - Submission of S3 demonstration proposal
  • Feb 9, 2016 - Initial Feedback from S3 Steering Committee (SC)
  • Feb 16, 2016 - Revised Demo Proposal Submission (if required)
  • Feb 22, 2016 - Final Approval Decisions by S3 SC
  • Feb 29, 2016 - Sponsorship and S3 Participation Fees due to ONS
  • Mar 3, 2016  - S3 Demonstration hand-out/brochure submission
  • Feb 24 to Mar 3, 2016 - Dry-run of the proposed demo (beta+ quality) to S3 steering committee
  • March 13-17, 2016 - S3 Show-floor Setup & Showtime

Application Criteria:

  • Demonstrate a cutting edge SDN / NFV solution for interesting use cases across one or more of the industry verticals (themes).
  • Multi-organization participation - minimum of 1 network operator and minimum of 2 vendors.
  • Showcase demos should include open source components featuring (but not limited to): OpenDaylight, ONOS, OPNFV,, P4, among other SDN/NFV open source projects.
  • Okay to not divulge end-customer publicly on website, but include in showfloor signage.
  • All showcase teams agree to participate in ONS promotional programs, including the potential to appear in the OSSS press release, blog, video, website, etc.
  • All proposals must conform to the application process, including compliance with application deadlines
  • The decision of the S3 steering committee will be final and binding.


Eligibility Criteria and Fees

  • Fees to participate in the ONS SDN Solution Showcase will be applied to each approved Demo:
    • For vendors who are sponsors of ONS - fee is waived for each approved showcase
    • For Network Operators - fee is waived for each approved showcase
    • For vendors who are NOT sponsors of ONS - $5,000 per vendor for each showcase
  • Each company participating in showcase will be entitled to the following:
    • Company Logo, Name, URL and a brief Solution Description on ONSs' S3 webpage.
    • Company Logo/Name signage on the S3 show floor.
    • One Booth Pass (Free access to show floor, meals & receptions)
    • One Full conference attendee pass at a concessional price
    • Showcase exhibit space with two monitors, basic power, WiFi and signage
      • Additional resources are solely the responsibility of showcase teams.

Focus on Quality:

The most impactful and comprehensive demos (no more than 15) will get featured as showcases exhibits in the S3 lounge on the expo floor.

Dos and Don’ts

  • Each selected S3 demonstrations/showcases will be welcome to
  • Have a max of 2 booth staff on the S3 floor at a given time
  • Display the participating companies’ logo(s) using the ONS provided for signage
  • Pass out hand-out/brochure (2 page max) describing the solution being demonstrated
  • Participate in passport program
  • ONS exhibitors will have access to S3 demo equipment from their exhibit booths, provided it is not shared with any other S3 participant

A S3 participant will not be allowed to

  • Change the showcase's goals or key messages after it has been reviewed and approved
  • Display slide-ware unrelated to the demonstration
  • Display any external corporate signage
  • Display any un-related product or distribute any corporate marketing brochures
  • Retrieve/Scan leads from ONS attendees in the S3 lounge area
  • Create and run any other marketing programs or offer attendee giveaways


Pathfinder Sponsors

Start-Up Sponsors

Industry Partners

Media Partners

Analyst Parters