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 partners and associates at our booth, where we promoted our broadcast network solutions and the new STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches.


IP Live Production Enviroment

Daniel Boldt from Meinberg talks about time and frequency equipment

We showed an IP LIVE PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT based on Open Networking and solutions from our partners such as Meinberg Time & Synchroization Devices from Germany.

Our visitors got the chance to learn more about Open Networking, which is a versatile alternative to existing closed, proprietary infrastructures.



Open Networking Solutions

Arun Paneri (NoviFlow) on the SDN-based switch operating system NoviWare at the STORDIS booth

Further highlights were the presentation of the innovative Edgecore Cassini platform and our STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches, which are built for high-performance broadcast networking.

It was a great pleasure to be supported by our partner Noviflow at the STORDIS booth. The NoviWare™ Network Operating System is the networking industry’s highest performance implementation of SDN, featuring Open, programmable match-action pipelines optimized for the Barefoot Networks 6.5 Tbps Tofino high-performance switching chipset.

NoviWare™ is a perfect match for the STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches and offers great functionality to broadcast network engineers.


+5000 high-quality products for mission-critical enviroments

Louis Caron from Embrionix presents SFP-based Gateways

STORDIS is a full service solution provider for disaggregated network environments in various fields of the industry, and you can discover a comprehensive portfolio of more than 5,000 high-quality Open Networking products from numerous renowned manufacturers in our SHOP, including products from Edgecore, NoviFlow, and Embrionix.

If you would like to know more about our solutions, the STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches, or how we can enhance your network infrastructure, you are very welcome to contact ‘the Open Networking Expert‘ at

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 is an open source switch operating system for software-defined networks and was developed in the context of the Stratum project by the Open Networking Foundation in 2018. Supporters and participators include renowned industry leaders such as Google, Tencent, Big Switch Networks, Delta, Edgecore Networks, Barefoot, Broadcom, STORDIS, Mellanox Technologies, among others. They intended to create a silicon-independent reference implementation for white box switches supporting the most possible SDN interfaces and to run on existing fixed systems, as well as on state-of-the-art programmable silicon. Stratum is a versatile platform leveraging the capabilities of other open source projects, such as P4, ONIE and ONL. It enables swift integration of devices into network infrastructures, and provides an open source solution for fully-programmable data planes.

  • Provides an open source solution for fully-programmable data planes
  • Offers a diversity of choice for operators
  • Includes full lifecycle control, configuration and operations interfaces
  • Implements the latest SDN-centric northbound interfaces, including P4, P4Runtime, gNMI/OpenConfig, and gNOI
  • Enables easy integration of devices into operator networks

Use Cases

  • Cloud SDN Data Plane
  • Cloud SDN Fabric Platform (complete open source solution for next-gen data center spine-leaf fabrics)
  • Operator Edge Cloud Platform for 5G Mobile and more, increasing scalability and cost efficiency of edge clouds with VNFs in the P4 fabric
  • Acts as an embedded controller within a switch, replicating traditional management and control

The release of Stratum under the Apache 2.0 license promises to leverage the full potential of SDN. A rapid adoption will enable enterprise networks to deliver significant business advantage with the use of the latest switching technologies.

As ‘The Open Networking Expert’, STORDIS is proud to see that the efforts and the dedication of close business partners generate a great advancement for open networking technologies.

“Barefoot is a founding member of the Stratum project and has made significant contributions to the project enabling high-throughput, fully-programmable networks with P4, P4Runtime and our Tofino and Tofino 2 family of high-performance Ethernet switch ASICs,” said Ed Doe, Vice President in Intel’s Connectivity Group and General Manager of Barefoot.  “We are excited to see Stratum reach the important milestone of open sourcing the project’s code as this will fuel the next level of innovation in the networking industry.”

Marc LeClerc, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Noviflow, said: “Noviflow has been a long-time supporter of SDN and programmable silicon and in the last three years of P4. We are enthusiastic contributors to the Stratum project and see this providing us with important capabilities as we expand our product offerings.”

Stratum, the ONF and STORDIS

The Stratum operating system will be available for the STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches (APS), feature-rich and powerful open networking switches with a P4 programmable Barefoot Tofino chipset, supporting PTP time sync and 1GbE to 100GbE throughput.

“STORDIS is an early supporter of P4 and we are working closely with the ONF to integrate Stratum OS on our platform. This is an exciting global effort and we look forward to its continued progress,” said Alexander Jeffries, CEO of STORDIS.

Besides being an Innovator-Member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), STORDIS is an active participator in various foundations and projects, including the Open Compute Project (OCP), the P4 Language Consortium, and the Open Source Business Alliance. In 2018, the German-based company contributed the BroadCtrl, an open source SDN controller project under ONOS, to the ONF.

The ONF is a non-profit consortium comprised of various leading network operators to drive the transformation of network infrastructure and carrier business models. It is an open, collaborative community and initiator of a number of projects building solutions by leveraging network disaggregation, white box economics, open source software and software-defined standards to accelerate the evolution of the industry. Currently, the organization counts 85 partner and member companies and 150 collaborating companies.

Beside Stratum, the ONF realized various open source components (ONOS, VOLTHA, Trellis) as well as integrated platforms constructed from those components (ODTN, CORD, M-CORD, R-CORD, and E-CORD).

Disclaimer: All quotes were taken from the official press release ‘ONF Announces Stratum Project Now Available as Open Source; Completes Incubation Development’ published by the ONF and are property of the ONF. STORDIS is not responsible for any opinions expressed in the quotes.


Read the full press release by the ONF:

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 with our customer code 16123 for free admission!

Contact us to schedule an appointment.

On display at the Show

Discover cutting-edge IP-based LIVE PRODUCTION environments to master HD, UHD and 8K video formats, standards such as SMPTE, NMOS or AES67 and time synchronization of massive data streams.

  • High bandwidth
  • Time synchronization
  • Programmability on open standards
  • QoS (e.g. metering)
  • Seamless switching

The new STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches are built for high-performance broadcast networking!

  • Based on Barefoot Networks’ fully P4-programmable Tofino ASIC
  • Seamless switching of video streams directly within the switch
  • High-performance components and redundancy for mission-critical use cases Built by broadcasting experts

The new Edgecore Cassini is designed to meet the most challenging data center requirements within a broadcast network. It enables optical transport for business-critical use cases such as

  • Broadcast Data Center Interconnect
  • Backhaul of access edge services
  • Metro Ethernet services
  • Long haul using ACO with appropriate DSP

The Cassini platform supports IP Infusion‘s switch operating system OcNOS™.

Allegro’s Network Analysing Multimeter – a multi-purpose real-time monitoring, analysing and debugging network tool

  • Debugging & Monitoring
  • Facilitated solving of SIP/DHCP/DNS problems
  • PCAP analysis
  • Analysis of performance issues
  • Detection and remedy of compatibility issues