Courant Partners with ONUG to Drive Software-Managed Infrastructure Innovation with New Lab Resources


NYU's Courant Institute, in collaboration with the Open Networking User Group (ONUG), today announced the formation of the NYU Open Networking Lab. The new lab aims to provide a state-of-the-art testing environment for members of the ONUG Community to explore research-driven solutions addressing existing and emerging problems faced by the software-defined infrastructure community.

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New York University, in collaboration with the Open Networking User Group (ONUG), today announced the formation of the NYU Open Networking Lab. The new lab aims to provide a state-of-the-art testing environment for members of the ONUG Community to explore research-driven solutions addressing existing and emerging problems faced by the software-defined infrastructure community.

“We see the Open Networking Lab as another means through which ONUG can drive the industry transition to software-managed infrastructure,” said Nick Lippis, co-chairman and co-founder of ONUG. “This collaboration with NYU furthers our commitment to encouraging, and now enabling, ground-breaking developments in open infrastructures and provides the community with a vehicle for SDN market development.”

The NYU Open Networking Lab delivers a test bed for basic research for graduate students and serves as an academic partner within the larger open networking dialogue initiated by ONUG. The lab is led by Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, associate professor of computer science within NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

The Open Networking Lab will initially focus on research projects in the emerging areas of:
• Scalable, Fault-Tolerant and Secure SD-WAN Architectures
• SDN-Powered Next-generation IoT Platforms
• Programmable Cellular Networks

“NYU is an ideal home for ONUG's newest lab. Located in the heart of New York City, NYU is a leading university that values both technical excellence and exploration,” said Subramanian. “By including participants from ONUG’s vendor community in conjunction with academia, the Open Networking Lab offers a unique collaboration opportunity to jointly explore the future building blocks of software-defined infrastructure.”

The NYU Open Networking Lab is supported through collaborations with ONUG member companies.

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