The non-profit Open Networking Foundation has announced that its annual software-defined networking (SDN) interoperability event, dubbed AppFest 2016, will be held in May in New Hampshire and will feature a Community Day intended to expand ONF's reach beyond members.
The ONF, whose more than 130 members include big names like Brocade, Google and Microsoft, will put the focus on applications working together at AppFest 2016, which will be held at University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab May 16-19. The UNH-IOL is an authorized testing lab for OpenFlow, the SDN standard that the ONF is best known for having introduced.
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The May 19 Community Day portion of AppFest will invite the broader SDN set, including service providers and IT pros, a chance to get up close and personal with technologies being tested. These include applications running on multi-vendor controller and switch platforms.