Google's compute infrastructure is straining to keep up with data demands. The company is looking for "novel ways" to do more data processing. That might include cluster computing.
Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
There is more interest in training than there is good quality training available, says the Linux Foundation.
Its vision is to replace the hardware, software, and services that operators have traditionally gotten from telecom vendors such as Cisco and Dell EMC.
The program is intended to bring together open source products that can quickly be deployed by service providers.
Adtran, Dell EMC, Edgecore Networks, and Juniper Networks joined the ONF at the partner level in which they each pay $500,000 per year for five years.
One trial used the OIF's FlexEthernet client interface standard, the other was based on Ciena's WaveLogic Ai platform.
The ODTN project has some overlap with OpenConfig and TIP, but differs from the AT&T-led OpenROADM project.
Step up or get out of the way, say the operator board members of ONF, including AT&T, China Unicom, Comcast, Google, Deutsche Telekom, NTT Group, Telefonica, and Turk Telekom.
The collaboration will look to integrate Virtual Optical Line Termination Hardware Abstraction software with the Open Networking Automation Platform. The work builds on AT&T's work with passive optical networking and the Central Office...
P4 takes SDN to the next level, bringing programmability to the forwarding plane.
It harks back to the age-old preference for one controller over another.
Google pines for a truly programmable data plane.
The ONF admits work is still needed before CORD is ready for deployments.
The carrier used an enhanced abstraction platform christened OSAM-HA.
The group also combined its separate CORD projects.