The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

By supporting the Bristol Is Open project they can help implement smart technology, specifically helping Bristol to meet the requirements of Internet of Things (IoT). By using everyday objects to generate important data on issues such as transport and air quality, this will help make Bristol a more resilient, smarter and healthier city.

As one of the leaders in creating liveable smart cities, Bristol will therefore be an important source of information for ONF in the development of future IoT specific standards.

Dan Pitt, the executive director of the ONF joined other international participants from industry, academia, local government and standard bodies at a workshop in Bristol in July on ‘The Software Defined Network – Programmable City’.

About ONF

Launched in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a growing nonprofit organization with more than 130 members whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of open SDN. ONF promotes open SDN and OpenFlow technologies and standards while fostering a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users. For further details visit the ONF website at: www.opennetworking.org