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As time progresses, more and more innovative products are needed. The best example of the innovation at hand these days is the Intel®Tofino™ ASIC. With massive bandwidth and an increase in data availability, Intel®Tofino™ is just the thing you need. After all, who doesn't want flexibility and reliability in the DC Infrastructure?

Why don't you take a deeper dive into the Intel®Tofino™ technology? Here's everything you need to know!

Whitebox Switches: Fixed vs Programmable ASICS

ASICs are specifically designed for the special transmission of any kind of network traffic. Nowadays, two variants of ASICs are available; fixed and programmable, providing you with a number of options and possibilities.

The main difference between the two ASIC options is flexibility and adaptation. The fixed ASIC switch is the traditional approach which comes with a pre-defined data plane function structure and has a limited ability to manipulate the packet processing.

But what about the programmable ASIC switch? Are they the ones who can adapt to your needs by providing the flexibility required to establish your own or application-specific parameters? Definitely.

Programmable ASICs are the ones that offer methods to define the data plane functionality in a flexible way, using open source programming languages such as P4. This customizable pipeline or packet processing engine can be programmed according to your requirements. You can program the processing in innovative ways to make it compatible with any standard or non-standard Ethernet type. Furthermore, you benefit in getting the ability to build protocol specific extensions without the need to replace the switch ASIC by a new generation, as you would need to do it with a fixed function ASIC approach.

What is Intel®Tofino™ ASIC? Is it programmable?

What do programmable switches have to do with Intel®Tofino™ ? You will find that out in just a minute or two!

If you talk about Intel®Tofino™, it is a programmable switch ASIC that is based on a model called PISA (protocol-independent switch architecture) and allows you various opportunities that are otherwise not possible with fixed pipeline-based switches. At the same time, they provide you with full-fledged performance with your device so that it can reach its full potential.

Intel®Tofino™ provides you with bandwidth up to 400GbE speed per port today with a roadmap exceeding the current level by multiple factors. Diving into it deeper, it's important to understand that Intel®Tofino™ is programmable via the Open Source Programming Language called P4. This language was designed to program any kind of network device (switches, NICs, routers, etc.) and gives you the ability to control how packets are processed through your device.

Last but surely not least, to give you an interesting example, you are capable of defining your own process to identify bottlenecks within your network and tune it in an automatic AI fashion. You can also export flow-specific metadata information to external apps to in-depth analyze specific things.

Intel®Tofino™ – How It Started?

When you have a breakthrough technology such as Intel®Tofino™, you often wonder who were the genius people creating such an innovation. This revolutionary fabric processor was created and proposed by Barefoot Networks in 2013 under the co-founder's Nick McKeown, Martin Izzard, Pat Bosshart, and Stefanos Sidiropoulos. At that time, the ASIC was already running at up to 6.5 Tbit/s. After its massive success, it was purchased by none other than Intel® in 2019, where it got even more recognition, and this is what that technology deserves.

Data Center of the Future with Intel®Tofino™

Different organizations and different people propose a variety of structures for the data centers of the future. It is surely a topic worthy of debate, and each brings forward the framework that suits best for him.

However, according to Intel®, the data center of the future will be derived from Intel®Tofino™ and P4. They believe that the data center of the future will be many times more efficient and beneficial than they are now.

It can be explained by measuring the needs for the future. Present-day data centers are complicated, mixed up, have security issues, and have no way of creating an application-optimized forwarding with AI methods. All these complications will be solved by Intel®Tofino™'s ability to be programmed. Let's discuss a scenario in which you are using a fixed switch. You used it for VXLAN, but now you want IPL routing or MPLS. You cannot use a fixed switch as it does not come with much flexibility. But on the other hand, if you deploy a programmable switch, you can program each stage in different ways.

Intel®Tofino™ Generations

If you believe that Intel®Tofino™ has only one generation, you need to think again! Does innovation stop updating if it's successful? A big no!

Before Intel®Tofino™ was handed over to the Intel® group, it had already proposed the other generations of Intel, namely Intel®Tofino™ 1, Intel®Tofino™ 2 and Intel®Tofino™ 3. The third generation is soon to be published and launched in 2022.

Intel®Tofino™ 1 vs. Intel®Tofino™ 2 vs. Intel®Tofino™ 3

As for the three generations of Intel®Tofino™, it is understandable that they will have different strengths and weaknesses. On the other hand, they have different purposes and usability. The speed of the Intel®Tofino™ Generations is 25 Gbps, 56 Gbps, and 112 Gbps, respectively.


Intel®Tofino™ 1 supported only up to 100 Gb of port speed. But as for the other two generations, they can offer up to 400 Gb and level 2 schedulers. The only significant differences between the second and third-generation Intel®Tofino™ is the increase of resources, improved number of pipelines and a throughput bandwidth of 25.6 Tb.

Advantages of Intel®Tofino™

The advantages and uses of Intel®Tofino™ are immaculate. It´s hard to list all benefits the product can provide. However, some of the main benefits are worth highlighting. Real time in-band telemetry becomes a lot easier with the help of Intel®Tofino™. Adding metadata information to the packet processing creates a lot of options to monitor the network in-depth. Thus, opening many gates for more research.

One of the crucial parts of data centers is the load balancers. They are used in almost every data center, and they regulate the traffic that comes into data centers. However, Intel®Tofino™ can exclude the need for load balancers from the data centers altogether by acting as load balancers themselves.

The greatest benefit of Intel®Tofino™ ASIC switches is that they open the gates for many other opportunities. It acts as a platform for many other options and applications. Moreover, they are designed in a way that they require less power and space, making them the perfect switches to deploy. It can be safely said that Intel®Tofino™ has great potential to evolve in the future and provide endless possibilities with a little more effort and time.

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Introduction

The P4 programming language is gaining popularity in the networking industry. It is considered the next step in the evolution of SDN networking.

Programming Protocol-independent Packet Processors (P4) is an open-source, high-level programming language for network devices. It defines how data plane devices (switches, routers, network cards, etc.) process packets.

Before the P4 version, vendors had total control over the functionality supported on the network. Silicon vendors controlled the rollout of new features, and it took a long time (sometimes even years) to bring them to market… This is because a chip redesign is usually required.

What happened after the implementation of P4? You'll learn about that later in this article.

Why Are More And More People Turning To P4?

P4 proved to be a complete game-changer and turned the traditional model around 180 degrees. Changes made by application developers and network engineers, instead of taking years, can be made in just minutes!

P4 allows you to have a real impact on what the network does and how it does it. Properly used, P4 will increase the efficiency of network resources to better handle service workloads.

Getting Started with P4 Capable Network Switch

If you're thinking about switching to P4 but have no idea how to connect and configure it, you're in the perfect place!

We have designed 3 programs to help you take your first steps with a P4 capable network switch, which are appropriately suited to your skill level and current needs. Each has a separate goal and targets different audiences. All this to save a lot of your time and nerves.

SwitchON P4 Service

If you are a Systems or Application Engineer who has received your switch, and you need help or want to make sure someone is watching over your shoulder as you get your new system is up and running with the first "Hello World" scenario, then this is the solution for you.

The SwitchON P4 service will help you get started with a P4 capable network switch. The aim of this training session is to guide you through the initial set-up and operation of your switch.

We will guide you from unpacking the switch to running your first test application, while demonstrating the major features of their first exposure to a P4 development platform.

The entire course takes about 3 hours, which, in our experience, is a comfortable pace at which to achieve the course goals.

The session content is designed to cover all the steps from unboxing to running a first viable test application. Of course, depending on how experienced the Engineer is, we can skip the early stages and move straight to the connection and set-up phase.

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SwitchON+ P4 Service

Similar to the case above - if you are a Systems or Application Engineer who has received your switch, and you want to be guided or assisted whilst you get your new system up and running with your first real-world P4 application, then this SwitchON+ P4 Service is for you.

Hands-on is always the best learning scenario, but this is not always possible. When a system is not available to the Engineer, then we can use one of our test systems to run through the same processes.

SwitchON+ adds more in-depth coverage of some important development and production topics. Such as:

  • building the SDE with different P4 selection profiles,
  • interfacing with your application (gRPC),
  • Network Operating System options
  • P4 application exposure.
You do not need to have any experience with this environment. We will guide you through the entire process, all the way to running the real-world P4 application! In this case, the course takes about 6 hours.

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Switch WorkShop P4 Service

Switch WorkShop P4 Service is ideally suited to the Systems or Applications Engineer (individual or teams not greater than six participants) who are about to embark on the development of a P4-based system or application.

While participants should ideally have some P4 exposure, it is not strictly necessary as the focus of the workshop will be on design.

The goal of the workshop session is to fast-track your design strategy and explore the critical aspects of your development together.

Remember: P4 is just a language for implementing a design. One of our several value-adds is to bridge the real-world gap between what is theoretically possible in P4 and what is actually possible on Tofino-based platforms.

In this case, we will agree with the participants on the structure of the workshop. In the absence of specific requests, the 3-day workshop will be divided into several focused sessions. According to the table below:

Session Plan

1-day

  • Introduction and planning for the workshop.
  • Deep dive into system/application concept and high-level requirements.
  • Presentation and analysis of first-glance strategies and mechanisms of the P4 platform that may address high-level requirements.
  • Arbitrated discussion focusing on the suitability of the platform for design and on any circumvention or alternate strategies where relevant.
  • Planning for the next two days includes design aspects that require special focus and the deliverables that should come out of the workshop.

2-day

  • Develop design of primary strategies and mechanisms carefully allotting time segments to a high-priority set and avoid getting sucked into implementation.

3-day

  • Develop design of primary strategies and mechanisms carefully allotting time segments to a high-priority set and avoid getting sucked into implementation.
  • Drill down on unfinished top priority requirements.
  • Consolidate the work done and the design decisions – plan next steps.

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route2open Academy is the leading global Authorised Training Centre for the world’s biggest and brightest open technology vendors offering a great learning experience.

route2open helps individuals and people within businesses to grow their technical skills and knowledge to enable them to make a real difference to their company and build a successful future.

What’s even better their first course: Unboxing Open Networking is free!

This course will give you a full introduction to what Open Networking is.

Meet Your INSTRUCTOR – Łukasz Łukowski has over 15 years of experience in the networking industry. An active A-Team Ambassador of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF); and a Regional Lead Manager for the Open Compute Project (OCP).

Join now and revolutionize the way you work!

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Introduction

We are happy to announce the general availability of our new offering to the Open Networking world: STORDIS is now offering an installation and configuration training service for Open Networking / Bare Metal Network Switches.

The STORDIS Switch Services are designed to help you understand the technology of a Bare Metal Switch Platform and how it can be leveraged together with different available Network Operating Systems (NOS). It also helps with designing a topology, configuring the systems to bring everything into an operational state and running tests to ensure the requirements, performance and service are met.

The three different service options cover a different amount of topics. Each of them includes a fixed amount of hours that can be spend remotely together with a STORDIS certified Network Engineer, who will help and guide you, depending on your requirements.

The Services

SwitchON Service (2 Hours)

The SwitchON service comprises 2 hours of a STORDIS qualified Engineer's time. It covers all steps required to bring the newly purchased system into a state to start with the configuration:

  • Connecting the system via a serial interface
  • Introduction of ONIE and how it is used to trigger the installation
  • Configuration of the ONIE interfaces and preparation to install the NOS
  • Installation of the NOS image
  • First time connect of the NOS
  • Licensing the NOS

Depending on your requirements, the time can also be used for other tasks like:

  • Topology design support
  • NOS configuration support
  • General troubleshooting
  • Technical support

SwitchOP Service (5 Hours)

The SwitchOP service comprises 5 hours of a STORDIS qualified Engineer's time. It covers all steps required to bring the newly purchased system into an operational state, or can be used for ther tasks depending on your requirements:

  • Connecting the System via a serial interface
  • Introduction to ONIE and how it is used to trigger the installation
  • Configuration of the ONIE interfaces and preparation to install the NOS
  • Installation of the NOS image
  • First time connect of the NOS
  • Licensing the NOS
  • Topology design support
  • Introduction to and configuration of the different NOS

SwitchIT Service (8 Hours)

The SwitchIT service comprises 8 hours of a STORDIS qualified Engineer's time. It covers all steps required to configure the newly purchased system with a base configuration as per your request, or can be used for other tasks depending on your requirements:

  • Connecting the system via a serial interface
  • Introduction of ONIE and how it is used to trigger the installation
  • Configuration of the ONIE interfaces and preparation to install the NOS
  • Installation of the NOS image
  • First time connect of the NOS
  • Licensing the NOS
  • Topology design support
  • Introduction to and configuration of the different NOS
  • Building a Network Fabric
  • Bringing the Network Fabric into operation
  • Running QA tests to ensure the service delivery

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On December 1st, 2021 we partnered with Pluribus Networks and hosted a webinar on Data Centre Networking with Open Networking – a scalable, cost-effective and automated solution.

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone that registered and attended for the great time and experience.

If you were not able to attend the live webinar or have missed registering for it – no need to worry. We have recorded the webinar and are now making it available for everyone interested. You can check out the recorded webinar on YouTube or watch it directly below:

If you have any questions on Pluribus Networks, their NOS Netvisor ONE or want to learn more about Open Networking, go ahead and 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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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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One of the main questions that comes up, when we talk to people that have had no contact with the Open Networking concept before, is the question of support: Who will take care of the hardware and software support? They think there is only limited advanced commercial support available for Open Networking Bare Metal Switches.

While that of course is not the case, we wanted to address this “fear” personally and decided to take things into our own hands and to add a great additional option for our customers:

With our many years of experience in the Open Networking field, helping customers to deploy and run their Open Networking Environments across the many different industries, we know what customers expect, when they are looking for support.
We used this knowledge as our basis to form a great new offering for the Open Networking Community (and anyone that wants to be part of it):

We now can offer you three types of Service Level Agreement that extend the standard manufacturers’ warranty and will cover all of your needs, in case you run into any issues.

Check these options out and read the information brochure below for more information.
Get in touch with us, to find the best solution for you, to even further reduce downtimes.

Service Level Agreements

Availability from 8 am–5 pm**, 5  business days a week (Mon–Fri) and an advanced exchange service of defective hardware on the next business day. Any required spare parts as well as transportation costs are covered with this Service Level Agreement.

Availability from 8 am–5 pm**, 5 business days a week (Mon–Fri). Our specialists will support you with software and hardware problems. If a problem cannot be solved remotely, a replacement part will be shipped out. The replacement part will arrive within the next business day at your location. Any required spare parts, resource and transportation costs are covered within this Service Level Agreement.
Availability from 8 am–5 pm**, 5 business days a week (Mon–Fri). Our specialists will support you with software and hardware problems. If a problem cannot be solved remotely, a technical specialist from STORDIS or one of their Support Partners will be dispatched to resolve the problem on-site on the next business day. Any required spare parts are covered with this Service Level Agreement.

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Hardware Advanced Exchange,
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Our webinar “SONiC Paves the Way for Open Networking!”, that we held together with Open Compute Project Foundation, Edgecore Networks Corporation and Broadcom Inc. was quite a success!

Thank you to all of the speakers and attendees!

If you have missed the webinar, no need to worry — we have recorded the webinar and uploaded it to our YouTube channel. You can check it out here:


Webinar

Presenters:

Steve Helvie, VP Channel Development, Open Compute Project
Kamran Naqvi, Principal Network Architect, Broadcom
Matthew Roman, VP Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks
Łukasz Łukowski, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, STORDIS

During the webinar, you’ll learn:

How SONiC is working in real production Multi-DC network under a Leaf and Spine architecture with Edgecore switches. Hear about open networking benefits and challenges as well as the hardware evolution. Find out more how OCP Solution Providers could help you go from the consultancy over solution design to final integration will all needed support services. Have a chance to play an active role during Q&A session.

Who should attend/watch?

Industries: Service Provider (Communications), Service Provider (Managed Services), Telecommunications, Mobile Operators, Consumer Webtech, Enterprise Webtech and Large Enterprises
Primary Roles: CTO, CxO, CIO, Business Operators, Mobile Operators and Partners, All Networking Lovers!

Additional Links to the Speakers

Steve Helvie, VP Channel Development, Open Compute Project
LinkedIn | Open Compute Project LinkedIn | https://www.opencompute.org/

Kamran Naqvi, Principal Network Architect, Broadcom
LinkedIn | Broadcom LinkedIn | Broadcom Website

Matthew Roman, VP Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks
LinkedIn | Edgecore Networks LinkedIn | Edgecore Networks Website

Łukasz Łukowski, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, STORDIS
LinkedIn | STORDIS LinkedIn | STORDIS Website

Love2Network YouTube channel, run by Kamran Naqvi, for additional insights on SONiC
YouTube Channel

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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 throughput
  • Capacity and recency of hardware
  • Stability of the network
  • Accessibility and connectivity
  • Security

With the outbreak of COVID-19, tens of thousands of employees have been confronted with the unprecendeted situation of having to work from home. As a result of this, corporate networks have to manage heavily increased remote workloads.

This situation requires companies to review the current state of their network infrastructure, analyze and evaluate the performance, and find out what needs to be improved to maintain continued operations and keep the business running in the best possible way. They may need to set up a strategy to restructure the network in order to meet certain standards, avoid remaining below potential or being left behind the capabilities of modern technology.

Review your network with particular reference to the following aspects:

Capacity and Performance

The infrastructure needs to be able to handle heavy workloads due to the increased use of remote tools, as well as a quick adaption to new scenarios and requirements.

Administrative Conditions and Accessibility

Ensure ease of use for all employees when working remotely and connectivity for collaborative use.

Efficiency and Low Latency

Virtualize shared drives to cloud environments to prevent bottlenecks, separate upstream and downstream and get rid of unnecessary cabling to avoid loss of data traffic.

Security

When remotely accessing the corporate network via virtual private network (VPN), you need to make sure that the risk of attacks and threads from malware is reduced to a minimum.

How STORDIS can help you

As the ‘Open Networking Expert’ we are always up-to-date in our solutions‘ standards. Our STORDIS LABS offer the possibility to test and verify cutting-edge technology and to integrate it into the existing network regardless of the size and the vendor – on-site and remotely – to realize the best suitable solution. If you would like an Open Networking expert to review your current network environment, we are happy to offer professional consultation and support for a smooth integration to increase capacity, efficiency and adaptivity.

And once your digital infrastructure can handle the required traffic, your network is ready to take on any future challenges and provides a sustainable infrastructure that lasts beyond the threat of coronavirus.

In the long term, the outcome gives you the chance to elaborate a new mode of operation and improve work life for every employee, by enabling everyone to work flexibly, remotely and in a modern, convenient way.

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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, initiatives, provides physical space for research and development and organizes frequent events across the globe. The community hosts more than 500 participating member organizations, including operators, suppliers, developers and integrators. TIP has recently announced an arrangement for collaboration with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to accelerate the rollout of open networks.

Joining the Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

STORDIS actively participates in several organizations to promote open source and disaggregated networking, including the Open Compute Project (OCP), the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the Open Source Business Alliance (OSB Alliance). It was the next logical step for STORDIS to become a member of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), a community of experts which features numerous industry-leading companies and organizations, various partners and associates, including Delta Networks Inc., Edgecore Networks and NoviFlow Inc.

“Being a member of the TIP is important for us because it enables us to contribute to the transition of the IT industry. The concept of Open Source becomes more and more relevant across all fields of the network industry, including telecommunication, academia and research, broadcasting, and cyber security. Connecting with interested parties who actively contribute to this progress is essential for advancement and innovation. With this in mind, we have designed the STORDIS Advanced Programmable Switches (APS), which are the only P4 programmable switches that support 1588v2,” says Alexander Jeffries, CEO at STORDIS

“NoviFlow is greatly pleased with our partner STORDIS’s affiliation to the TIP. We believe our programmable P4 solutions can contribute significantly to the TIP’s mission of driving new technologies and fostering innovation in telecommunications technology,” says Marc LeClerc, VP Strategy and Marketing at NoviFlow Inc.

“We are very pleased to welcome STORDIS to our community, which is expanding the scope and value of disaggregation to the industry,” says Attilio Zani, Executive Director, Telecom Infra Project. “We look forward to a promising collaboration on device programmability to make telecom networks far more open and efficient.”

STORDIS is elated to join the Telecom Infra Project. Being a member in the TIP enables STORDIS to contribute to the transition of the IT industry and the rapid adoption of open source technology within telecommunication networks.

You can find more information about the Telecom Infra Project at https://telecominfraproject.com/