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SDN Controllers, Switch OSes, Open Networking, OpenFlow, P4 programming language and other topics

Does your current data center network meet the requirements of increased data rates when all your employees work from home and need access to the corporate network? Situations that require a majority of the population to work from home force us to rely on the existing network infrastructure of our company. We need to ensure that our network complies to modern standards in regards to Bandwidth and...

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STORDIS joins the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to support the open source communities spur the adoption of open standards-based architectures.   Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a collaborative ecosystem operating in the field of telecommunication. It was founded by industry leaders in 2016 with the aim to create a platform which helps accelerate innovation and develop next-generation networks. The platform features project groups, startups,...

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STORDIS joins the Intel® Network Builders ecosystem to help the community shaping the future of business-ready open, next-generation technology.   Intel® Network Builders   Intel® Network Builders ecosystem is an Intel-led ecosystem of independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, system integrators and service providers coming together to accelerate and transform the adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV)- and software defined networking (SDN)-based solutions in telecommunications networks. Since then, this...

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A new collaborative open source project was launched by The Linux Foundation with the aim to create a full featured network operating system that simplifies enterprise edge networking software.     The open source project DENT was launched in December 2019 under the umbrella of the Linux Foundation with the aim to simplify enterprise edge networking software. The founding members – Amazon, Cumulus, Delta, Mellanox, Marvell, Wistron NeWeb...

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The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) operates massive workloads for large enterprises while educating its own students on cutting-edge open source technologies and providing research opportunities, all within the constraints of a tight budget. The recently published case study shows their Cloud and Big Data Lab ecosystem leveraging Edgecore Networks 10G/40G Open Networking switches and Cumulus Linux to simplify their stack and enhance flexibility,...

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This 7-minute snippet from the 260th Packet Pushers Network Break podcast features Pica8´s Threshold architecture and AmpCon automation framework. It provides a quick overview of the features and puts it into perspective with other available options like Cisco’s DNA Centre. Enjoy listening and make sure to visit www.packetpushers.net for more networking insights. Packet Pushers’ 260th Network Break takes a look at Pica8’s recently launched campus architecture...

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Pica8's senior vice president of marketing, Jeff Paine, provided STORDIS with a detailed introduction to their AmpCon™ automation framework, which is integrated in the recently launched end-to-end open networking architecture Threshold™.   Back in very early 2012, Palo Alto, California-based Pica8 kick-started the open networking revolution when it shipped the world’s first Linux-based network operating system (NOS), called PICOS®, on a disaggregated bare-metal white box switch.  Since then, Pica8...

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The one-day event focusing on P4 is organized by the P4 Education Working Group in collaboration with KPN, STORDIS, and AAGlenn Internetworking Company, and takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The event intends to bring various P4 users of all levels in the open-source community together to share the development of innovative data plane applications, tools and infrastructure. The organizer and host will be Aaron Glenn from...

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This year’s IBC in Amsterdam was again a successful show and a great opportunity for us to connect with existing customers and prospects, to discuss the latest developments in media, entertainment and technology. It was exciting to see how the broadcasting industry leverages Open Networking architecture to face future requirements such as 8K, IP workflows and more. Beside innovative presentations, we were joined by valued...

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The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has officially announced the release of the Stratum™ project under the Apache 2.0 open source license, forming the foundation for next-generation software-defined networking (SDN) work. STORDIS is an Innovator-Member of the ONF and actively participates in the project. Stratum will be made available to run on the STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches. Stratum Stratum is an open source switch operating system for software-defined...

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The Open Networking Expert will attend this year's IBC2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from September 13th to 17th, to present a brand-new approach to accelerated, optimized live production networks. STORDIS will discuss cutting-edge network technologies and consult customers and visitors about migration of broadcast enviroments from SDI to IP. If you would like to meet us at IBC2019, you are welcome to register...

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The data center market is undoubtedly changing towards disaggregated network infrastructures and industry experts recognize a trend that has been rapidly evolving over the last few years. Even legacy vendors have started to integrate third-party commodity silicon into their proprietary solutions to meet the operators’ needs for acceleration and uniformity. The article ‘Why Merchant Silicon Is Taking Over the Data Center Network Market’ by Emily...

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July 16th - 19th, Amsterdam, Netherlands Our latest P4 training course was again incredibly inspiring! Vladimir Gurevich from Barefoot Networks hosted the four-day course on data plane programming in P4, Tofino device architecture, and P4 Studio™ Software Development Environment (SDE). Just like the previous time, the course generated strong interest and the participants were highly motivated to learn and apply their knowledge. P4 programming language is becoming...

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STORDIS is proud to announce that Jason O’Connell, who has been a trainee in our order processing department for the last three years, has successfully completed his apprenticeship and will be a full member of STORDIS as of today. Jason will continue to work for STORDIS in the order processing department and we will support his further career at our company. We strongly believe that...

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State-of-the-art technologies in the broadcasting industry and growing standards call for increased data traffic and demand the highest levels of throughput and storage. Česká televize is a public television broadcaster in the Czech Republic delivering six channels of news, sports, family, arts and educational content, producing the majority of their content in-house. STORDIS supported Interlab, a French solution provider focusing on the broadcasting and media...

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The follow-up P4 training course was a huge success! It took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on June 11th to 14th 2019, and gave an introduction to data plane programming in P4, Tofino device architecture and P4 Studio™ Software Development Environment (SDE). After a great start to the P4 training course – BA-101 Introduction to Data Plane Development with Tofino and Capilano™ SDE hosted...

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Aaron Glenn, network enthusiast and managing director of AAGICo Berlin UG, talks to Ethan Banks and Drew Conry-Murray of Packet Pushers about the innovative and beneficial deployment of P4 within Open Networking infrastructures. Aaron gives a profound, in-depth insight into the programming language, explains in detail how P4 works, and presents use cases. P4 (programming protocol-independent packet processors) is a domain-specific language which is used...

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The rapid development of the media and broadcasting industry is setting high standards for network infrastructures in questions of flexibility, reliability and efficiency. Omnimago, a Germany-based full-service provider particularly specialized in post-editing, digitalization and storage, required a scalable, high-speed network infrastructure while sticking to a tight budget. As the Open Networking Expert, STORDIS aims to drive innovation in the field of Open Networking. Therefore, it...

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The first P4 Hackathon organized by the P4 Education Working Group was a great success! It was held in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 29th 2019 and P4 users of all levels were invited to join the workshops and tutorials for P4. The purpose of this event was to encourage the development of innovative, proof-of-concept data plane applications, and to support the open-source community through the...

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STORDIS is proud to be awarded the Edgecore Networks Corporation Partner Award for our outstanding efforts in bringing the Open Networking Revolution to Europe. STORDIS CEO Alexander P. Jeffries gratefully accepted the award for shipping most open networking switches in Europe during 2017 at this year´s partner seminar. Edgecore Networks is a leading manufacturer of high-quality bare-metal switches. In combination with switch OSes like PICA8, Inc., Cumulus Networks, IP Infusion, Noviware from NoviFlow...

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STORDIS is on the very front-line of the Open Networking Revolution in Europe and beyond. With STORDIS LABS we are running two of the most advanced testing facilities for disaggregated networking hardware and Switch Operating Systems NOS in Europe. We are proud to maintain a close partnership with worldwide known companies such as: PICA8, Inc., Barefoot Networks, NoviFlow Inc., Edgecore Networks Corporation, Delta Electronics and to contribute as a member of...

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