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MRV director of technology Edna Ganon elected as chair of ONF migration project
Announced Date: 4/29/2015 Published Date: 5/11/2015

MRV Communications announced its director of technology, Edna Ganon, has been nominated as chair of the Open Networking Foundationís (ONF) migration project, formerly the migration working group.

ONF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) through open standards development. The migration project is aiming to accelerate the adoption of open SDN, an emerging architecture that decouples the network control and forwarding functions, enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services.

The migration project is one of four focus groups within ONF's operator area technical community which works to gather and validate network operator requirements, priorities, tradeoffs and vision.

The Migration project focuses on producing methods and recommendations for migrating network services from a traditional network, such as a data centre network or WAN, to an OpenFlow-based SDN. The migration project is currently working to implement a prototype and demo of a real-world SDN migration use case.