The ONF is about to put out a call for a chip advisory board as part of its effort to bolster technical work on its road map. It aims to gather before the end of the year a mix of merchant and ASIC developers to provide guidance on future generations of the OpenFlow protocol.
In addition, ONF announced:
- It will create conformance tests and a formal certification process for OpenFlow that will be run through independent labs.
- It has launched an optical transport working group driven by telecom providers.
- It is starting a working group to provide guidelines on how to migrate to OpenFlow networks.
- It named Rick Bauer to the new position of technical program manager
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The group also announced a contest to spur work on OpenFlow drivers.