Debates in the SDN controller space
Not too long ago, in all meetings with people close and less close to the matter there always was the same question… which controller do you work with? ONOS or Open Daylight? And why that one? Why not the other? Religious debates… where have they gone? Why has it become so quiet? And is there anything we can learn from them?
Increasing Prevelance of Open-Source in Telecoms
The last years have seen a strong push for ‘open-source’ in the telco industry. Perhaps as an anti-thesis to the closed, proprietary world of telecom or as an alternative to the slow standardization bodies that have traditionally dominated the landscape. It was hoped that open-source communities would drive innovation and shorten time to market, effectively removing the need of multiple vendors investing in similar infrastructures. But has open-source succeeded in achieving these goals?
Another blog in the series by Dr. Jim Metzler
Until recently, open source has had a relatively modest impact on networking. One of the many indications that open source is now having more of an impact on networking occurred at the 2016 Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara, CA. In past years, the focus on the ONS was SDN and NFV. While those were important topics at this year’s conference, the tag line for the conference was “A New Era of Open Source Networking”. The fact that this year’s ONS had such a strong focus on open source shouldn’t be surprising because in November 2015 the ONS became a Linux Foundation event.
Carriers are constantly talking about including OSS (open source software) in their new strategies — but not always for the right reasons.
The telecom and open source revolution is silently working through the telecom industry; but you need to get a few things straight about the model if you want to succeed with open source.