The network operator is positioning the marketplace for two distinct use cases: turnkey applications and self-service APIs.
Microsoft contributed the open source Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) to OCP in 2016. It uses the Linux kernel, and it allows cloud operators to share the same software stack across multiple switch vendors’ hardware.
The update includes additional application intelligence capabilities, a cloud-based orchestrator, session-based routing and path selection, and a cloud application database.
As the industry grapples with the unfulfilled potential of 5G and waits for more distinct use cases to be discovered, the very notion of 6G is almost unfathomable.
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The companies contributed both Minipack and the Arista 7368X4 switch to OCP.
OCP announced four other new projects at the summit: Inspur-led OpenRMC (stands for “rack management module”), Netronome-led Open Domain-Specific Accelerators, Facebook-led OCP Accelerator Module, and Nokia-led Open Edge.
Open Rack will increase the environmental sustainability of the vendor’s future data centers and will improve its operational efficiencies.
Behind the scenes, Verizon engineers have been preparing for 5G by migrating network core and edge processing functions from the physical world to the virtual world for about three years now.
Exatel has been pushing for a 5G model that would see all operators share the same network. Dutch operators don’t seem too keen to share.
“Much of Linkerd’s recent momentum is from folks coming to Linkerd after struggling with Istio,” explained Buoyant CEO William Morgan.
The company released a new service that accelerates access to data lakes and warehouses to simplify the development and deployment of applications.
Marvell announced its 400 Gb/s silicon for edge data centers, Netronome unveiled new SmartNICs for hyperscalers, and Stordis launched two bare-metal switches powered by programmable Barefoot Tofino ASICs.