The Okinawa Open laboratory was established to promote the dissemination and commercialization of next-generation ICT infrastructure technology. The Okinawa Open Laboratory actively partners with industry and academia, inviting engineers from a wide range of fields to participate in open programs of research and development, whose fruits will be open to the whole world to share. This international research center promotes the fusion of two game-changing technologies: software-defined networking (SDN), a revolutionary addition to networking technology; and cloud computing, which is already rewriting the rules underpinning the world’s IT foundations.