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Wednesday, April 3 • 3:50pm - 4:20pm
How to Finally Break-up with your Switch Vendor Using Stratum - Brian O'Connor, Open Networking Foundation & Devjit Gopalpur, Google

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Open networking promised the end of vendor lock-in, but we have yet to see this promise realized -- until now. Between vendor-agnostic models like SAI and OpenConfig, and control and management plane-driven languages like P4 and YANG, network operators are able to take back control of their networks and build control, management and orchestration software on their own terms. These common models enable portability between networking equipment, and the languages allow for easy extensibility by operators. To finally break the chain, Stratum’s open source agent enables these new interfaces on white box hardware, and its test suite verifies functionality on white and black boxes alike. Together, the new interfaces, languages and code base are the key to finally ending vendor lock-in.


Devjit Gopalpur

Software Engineer, Google
Devjit is a software engineer at Google and is part of the core development team that developed and hardened early versions of Stratum. He continues to contribute to project and is a leader within the open source community.
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Brian O'Connor

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
Brian O’Connor works on open source SDN platforms at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He is currently serving as the technical lead for the Stratum project and is a member of the ONOS project’s technical steering team. Brian has given SDN talks and tutorials at several conferences... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT