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Webinar Session Recording with Pluribus: “How Unified Cloud Networking Changes the Game”

On April 28th, 2022 we held a very informative webinar together with our partners from Pluribus Networks

The award-winning Adaptive Cloud Fabric, which has been deployed for years in mission-critical networks around the world, is a comprehensive and simple solution built on the Netvisor ONE operating system running in data center switches. Pluribus Networks have extended that proven fabric technology to servers, via data processing units (DPUs), and expanded its capabilities to deliver the Unified Cloud Fabric. The Unified Cloud Fabric is the industry’s only open, SDN-automated solution that unifies networking across data center switches and servers with distributed security, built-in automation, end-to-end visibility, and hardware-accelerated performance.

The live webinar was quite a success – it provided an opportunity for people to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

We once again would like to thank everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

However, if you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: We have recorded the full webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about Pluribus Networks products, go ahead and check our Software for Switches page or get in touch with us.

Additional information as well as all the presentation documents can be found on the Live Webinar information page – feel free to check it out and share the documents with anyone that might be interested in it.

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Webinar Invitation: “Demystifying Dual TOR – Credo’s HiWire SWITCH AEC & Upstream NOS Support.”

STORDIS is proud to announce its newest webinar, live on May 19th. In this webinar, we’ll be discussing the CREDO’s HiWire SWITCH AEC – Enabling Simpler, Faster, and More Reliable Dual TOR Connectivity. Additionally, Upstream NOS Support and SONiC Integration!

Credo, is a leading provider of high-performance serial connectivity solutions for the hyperscale datacenter, 5G carrier, enterprise networking, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing markets. Credo’s solutions deliver the bandwidth, scalability, and end-to-end signal integrity for next-generation platforms requiring 25G, 50G, and 100G signal lane-rate connectivity for 100G, 200G, 400G, and 800G port enabled networks.

The event is scheduled to take place on May 19, at 3:00 PM CEST.

Go to our webinar information page below to get more information on the event and to register for the free event.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Webinar Session Recording with Edgecore: “Edgecore OpenWiFi Solution to Open Possibilities & Accelerate the Pace Innovation in the Wi-Fi market”

On April 14th, 2022 we held a very informative webinar together with our partners from Edgecore

As an active contributing member of the Telecom Infra Project TIP, Wi-Fi Project Group, Edgecore Networks Corporation works with other TIP members to accelerate the pace of innovation in the Wi-Fi ecosystem by creating a cost-effective disaggregated open-source solution aimed to improve global connectivity. Edgecore’s expertise in cloud controllers has made the OpenWiFi 2.x stack accessible and practical for a wide variety of deployment scenarios.

The live webinar was quite a success – it provided an opportunity for people to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

We once again would like to thank everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

However, if you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: We have recorded the full webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about OpenWiFi products, go ahead and check our OpenWiFi product page or get in touch with us.

Additional information as well as all the presentation documents can be found on the Live Webinar information page – feel free to check it out and share the documents with anyone that might be interested in it.

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Webinar Session Recording with BISDN: “#Back2Open with BISDN – Helping Cumulus Linux Users Migrate Back to Open Networking”

On March 22nd, 2022 we held a very informative webinar together with our partners from BISDN! The live webinar was about our #Back2Open Program – our rescue program for stranded Cumulus Linux users – and how BISDN Linux can help you find your way back to Open Networking. (Click here, if you want to learn more about #Back2Open program).

The live webinar was quite a success – it provided an opportunity for people to ask questions and get answers in real-time.

We once again would like to thank everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

However, if you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – do not worry: We have recorded the full webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions or want to learn more about #Back2Open, go ahead and check our #Back2Open Information page or get in touch with us.

Additional information as well as all the presentation documents can be found on the Live Webinar information page – feel free to check it out and share the documents with anyone that might be interested in it.

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Webinar Invitation: “How Unified Cloud Networking Changes the Game.”

STORDIS is proud to announce its newest webinar, live on April 28th. In this webinar, we’ll be discussing how Unified Cloud Networking Changes the Game.

The award-winning Adaptive Cloud Fabric, which has been deployed for years in mission-critical networks around the world, is a comprehensive and simple solution built on the Netvisor ONE operating system running in data center switches. Pluribus Networks have extended that proven fabric technology to servers, via data processing units (DPUs), and expanded its capabilities to deliver the Unified Cloud Fabric. The Unified Cloud Fabric is the industry’s only open, SDN-automated solution that unifies networking across data center switches and servers with distributed security, built-in automation, end-to-end visibility, and hardware-accelerated performance.

Pluribus Networks delivers unified cloud networking that provides agility, security, automation, and visibility across all clouds.

The event is scheduled to take place on April 28, at 2:00 PM CEST.

Go to our webinar information page below to get more information on the event and to register for the free event.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Webinar Invitation: “Active Electrical Cables (AECs) Enabling the Future of High Radix Interconnect in the Data Center – Distributed, Disaggregated Chassis (DDC)”

STORDIS is proud to announce its newest webinar, live on April 21st. In this webinar, we’ll be discussing the Active Electrical Cables (AECs) enabling the future of high Radix Interconnect in the data center – Distributed, Disaggregated Chassis (DDC).

Active Electrical Cables (AECs) are becoming an increasingly important part of data center architectures as they are a key enabling technology for DDC architectures. 

Find out the benefits of using Active Electrical Cables (AECs) and how to select the right solution for your needs.

Credo, is a leading provider of high-performance serial connectivity solutions for the hyperscale datacenter, 5G carrier, enterprise networking, artificial intelligence, and high-performance computing markets. Credo’s solutions deliver the bandwidth, scalability, and end-to-end signal integrity for next-generation platforms requiring 25G, 50G, and 100G signal lane-rate connectivity for 100G, 200G, 400G, and 800G port enabled networks.

The event is scheduled to take place on April 21, at 3:00 PM CEST.

Go to our webinar information page below to get more information on the event and to register for the free event.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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STORDIS Limited Renews JOSCAR Registration

STORDIS Limited, the trusted Open Networking Expert delivering customer centric solutions, is proud to announce the successful renewal of their JOSCAR Registration, having been recognised as a fully compliant supplier.

STORDIS Limited has satisfied all the requirements to become fully registered on the JOSCAR supplier accreditation register, as set out by participating buying organisations.

JOSCAR (the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is the accreditation system for the aerospace, defence and security sectors, allowing suppliers to demonstrate that they are “fit for business”.

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Open Source vs Open Networking vs SDN

While these three are closely linked to networking, they differ technically and practically. Many people find it challenging to distinguish between them because of the interrelation. A Software-Defined Network can be both open networking and open source. However, something can be open source but not open networking since they aren’t the same thing. With this in mind, figuring out what each of these does is essential to understand its benefit in the networking industry. 

Open flow or open source works in the same way as an API by configuring network switches. On the other hand, open networking provides for a breakdown of the complex nature of software and hardware to offer a more programmable and scalable network. This way, it can be configured to meet a variety of requirements. Open-source and open networking follow a common ground in that they are both open but differ in application.

SDN (Software-Defined Network) is a close-knit of programmable interfaces used in a network infrastructure to improve automation while providing network services. However, the term SDN has been used to define a variety of technologies. But, it can be specified explicitly in its application.

How to distinguish between Open Source, SDN and Open Networking?

It is excusable that many people fail to distinguish between the three because of their relation. However, they cannot be used interchangeably. This article provides insights to understand each of them and distinguish it from the other.

What is Open Source?

Simply put, open source is easily accessible, and the source code can be manipulated, reprogrammed, and scaled to meet requirements. This includes software and programs accessible to the public and can be shared almost by anybody. When the source code is available to anyone on the internet, the need to rework is increasingly possible. Anybody can view, modify, share, and even learn how to im[prove the software.

An Open Source is convenient for creating communication paths, technical communities and also helps construct networking equipment such as Ethernet switches. This networking model is highly favored by developers, vendors, engineers, and service providers. It draws great attention to anyone who appreciates developing a specific type of software and programs. While it sounds pretty simple, there is more than meets the eye! An open-source application or program requires one to comply with licenses. These may include General Public License (GNU) or Apache license. The license will define the terms, agreement, and conditions of the source code’s use and distribution. However, a second user may need to preserve or agree to the terms before redistributing or altering the code. This way, the name of the developer and/or authors is maintained and preserved.

What is Open Networking?

Open Networking is a unique combination of using bare-metal switch hardware (coming from such as ODM companies like Accton / Edgecore, Delta / Agema, UfiSpace) with a different NOS (Networks Operation Software) which could be a commercial one (ex. Pica8, IP Infusion, RTBrick, Pluribus Networks, Capgemini /Altran etc.) or open source (like SONiC or DENT) as long as you have compatibility with the CPU, U-boot and ASICs – other words saying so-called porting need to be done first. As those all mentioned NOS options are base on Linux, you are getting a chance to use a wide range of commercial or again open source tools for management, configuration, and automation such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, or Grafana, Prometheus, and more.

Network engineers and administrators have found much success with this kind of system because they don’t have to rely on one specific software or hardware but instead choose from many options to create a solution that benefits their needs.

Would you like to learn more about Open Networking clik here.

What is Software-Defined Network (SDN)?

SDN is essentially meant to decouple data packets within a network. It provides centralized management and configuration of the network instead of using several switches and servers throughout the network. This is crucial since an enterprise or network provider can respond efficiently to changing trends in the business environment.

SDN provides for programmable interfaces within a network, making it easier to apply them together with other networking technologies. There are 3 types of SDN architectural layers including;

  • Physical Network – This is the lowest layer in the network infrastructure. It includes devices such as ethernet switches forming the IT infrastructure of the network. Virtual switches can also be classified into a physical network.
  • SDN Application – This is the visible layer in an SDN design similar to modern-day applications and software. They run on dedicated programs and hardware, but the innovation comes from SDN applications.
  • SDN Controller – It is the linchpin to the entire infrastructure, linking both the virtual and physical network. It provides an avenue for integration and usability of the whole infrastructure.

In a modern application of a Software-Defined Network, a vendor will provide both the application and the SDN controller as a unit. However, the controller takes center stage as a crucial element for the entire network infrastructure.

Are they one and the same thing?

Well, there is a complete difference between Open Source, Software-Defined Network, and Open Networking. Both SDN and open source play a combined role in offering open networking. However, they are not equally the same. On the same note, both Open Networking and Open Source work under the same principle and concept of being open. But they are quite different.
From the definitions above, you will notice how they differ from the others in concept and application

Free Software vs Open Source Software

Many people tend to confuse Open Source software as free. The fact that it is accessible to the public for modification, sharing, and manipulation is not necessarily free. Some vendors opt to charge a one-time fee while others charge for installation, troubleshooting, and helping customers manipulate the software. In the former, a vendor may lose their licenses and will have to release the source code to the customer.
Before deciding on the perfect choice, choose the software that relates to you according to your actual needs.

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