Sckipio and ON.Lab Make SDN Possible
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Sckipio and ON.Lab Integrate into Virtual Access Network Vision

Partners to demonstrate SDN control of DPUs with ONOS


San Jose, CA June 11, 2015  − Sckipio Technologies, the leader in broadband access modems, The Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) and the revolutionary open source SDN Open Network Operating System (ONOS) today announced a partnership to ensure full SDN support of Sckipio’s Distribution Point Unit (DPU) and Customer Premises Equipment (CPE). The two will show a live demo of Sckipio OpenFlow-enabled DPUs being controlled by ONOS SDN control plane software at the Open Networking Summit, June 15-18, 2015 in Santa Clara, Calif. This will be the world’s first public, end-to-end SDN-controlled demonstration as a part of the broader Central Office Re-architected as Datacenter (CORD) demo at the summit.


“Sckipio is a leading vendor and contributor to the standard,” said Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, ON.Lab and ONRC. “Our collaboration aims to leverage Sckipio’s expertise to ensure that the next wave of access devices, specifically those for copper-based, local loop broadband, support the vision of an end-to-end virtualized network access model under SDN control instead of being built on proprietary solutions running in closed, siloed environments.”


“SDN and go hand-in-hand,” said David Baum, co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies. “Partnering with leaders like ON.Lab and the ONOS project accelerates the availability and open interoperability of each critical piece of the broadband network.”


The CORD demonstration comprises a proof-of-concept for a Telco central office architected using commodity hardware and open building blocks with a virtualized OLT provided by PMC-Sierra interfacing with an SDN-controlled, Sckipio-based DPU. The broadband signal then runs through a Sckipio bridge, to a simple CPE with its traditional functions already virtualized and moved into the central office.


ON.Lab and Sckipio’s partnership will move the technology from proof-of-concept into a fully deployable environment in the next 12-18 months. This includes the integration of NETCONF/YANG, OpenFlow and other components. To learn more about the demonstration, please visit it live at ONS 2015 as part of the SDN Solutions Showcase and feel free to download a whitepaper outlining the demo and available starting June 12 at


The SDN Solutions Showcase will be open during ONS 2015 expo hours on June 16 from 12 – 2 p.m. and 5:30 – 8 p.m. PDT, June 17 from 12 – 8:30 p.m. PDT, and June 18 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT.


About ONOS project

ONOS is the open source SDN networking operating system for Service Provider networks architected for high performance, scale and availability. ONOS’ ecosystem comprises of ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative. These include AT&T, NTT Communications, SK Telecom, China Unicom, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel and NEC; members who are collaborating and contributing to ONOS include ONF, Infoblox, SRI, Internet2, Happiest Minds, KISTI, KAIST, Kreonet, NAIM, CNIT, Black Duck, Create-Net, Criterion Networks and the broader ONOS community. Learn how you can get involved with ONOS at

About ON.Lab

Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) is a non-profit organization founded by SDN inventors and leaders from Stanford University and UC Berkeley to foster an open source community for developing tools and platforms to realize the full potential of SDN. ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading edge research and delivers high quality open source platforms on which members of its ecosystem and the industry can build real products and solutions. For further information on ON.Lab, visit