We’ve been covered in a recent article on leaders of network automation in 2019!
In their 4-minute video they present the concise thoughts of industry leaders: FRINX’s Gerhard Wieser, The Linux Foundation’s Arpit Joshipura, Cumulus Networks’ Partho Mishra, Gluware’s Jeff Gray, Cisco’s Prashanth Shenoy, Itential’s Chris Wade, Apstra’s Mansour Karam, China Mobile’s Dr. Junlan Feng, and AT&T’s Chris Rice
FRINX solves small and large infrastructure automation challenges every day. We want to share our most recent white paper that shows how we have solved the service automation needs of a MetroEthernet provider. The services that we have automated for this operator are Virtual Leased Lines, Virtual Private LAN services and Business Internet services.
Want to learn more about Intent based network automation? Why Open Source is key in todays networking industry? Or perhaps you just want to know how automation can reduce your OPEX? Come join Gerhard Wieser (CEO FRINX) at the Open Network Summit (ONS) in San Jose, CA on Friday, April 5th at 3:10pm to find out more. Follow the link for more information on the event and location.
FRINX ODL 3.1.7. is out and we have added a ton of new functionality. We support new CLI and NETCONF capabilities in XR5,6,7, Nexus, JunOS 14, 17,18 and Dasan. We have reduced the size of our distribution for better startup time and we added new OpenConfig models (OSPFv3, probes). Also, we have added Swagger API documentation and GO and Python client libraries for UniConfig to this release.
FRINX ODL Carbon 3.1.7. is out now!
Download FRINX ODL 3.1.7 with UniConfig here (Sign up required):
Check out the release notes for all new features:
Swagger API Docs & Go and Python Client libraries:
Use UniConfig features with a simple application
If you like to start working with UniConfig and Python, check out our LACP bundle application that demonstrates how to create a simple app to use the UniConfig features:
Tame workflow, inventory and network control with no coding
If you have no appetite for coding your own applications, we have FRINX Machine for you. Check it out and use it for workflow, inventory and network control out of the box – no coding skills required:
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Major Russian internet player Mail.Ru Group, will host the Open Source Networking meetup co-organizing the event with the local Open Source networking community. FRINX will present its solution at the event.
The Open Source Network meetup is taking place for the second time this year, this time on the premises of major Russian internet player Mail.Ru.
What are OSN User Groups about?
Open Source Networking User Groups (OSN User Groups) are locally managed groups that are passionate about network transformation through open source. Groups meet periodically to discuss practical applications and the latest innovations from the Linux Foundation networking projects: DPDK, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight and SNAS, as well as other open source initiatives.
These groups provide an opportunity to meet face to face with other open networking enthusiasts in the region, share ideas and insights, and work collaboratively to overcome the challenges of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Management and Orchestration (MANO), cloud, data analytics, and the acceleration of underlying infrastructures.
What’s the plan?
The upcoming event will start on 6th of March at 6 p.m. (GMT +3) in Mail.Ru’s HQ in Moscow. Speakers from three companies will present and discuss Open Source Network topics. Martin Sunal from FRINX will start the guest segment at 6:30 p.m. presenting Workflow, Inventory and Network Control. Factor Group is co-organizing and attending the event.
Vladimir Gurevich from Barefoot Networks will take care of presenting P4 language for beginners at 8:30 p.m. The last guests speaker of the event comes from Noviflow, with a presentation dedicated to gRPC in SDN switches. The exact line-up for the event can be found here.
You won’t be able to attend in person, but would still like to see the presentations – What now?
Don’t worry, the Open Source Networking Moscow User Group has its own YouTube channel. Last month’s event was fully documented, as was the event from July 2018. Click subscribe on The Open Source Networking Moscow User Group’s YouTube channel to be notified about new videos from the event.
While some of the hype surrounding software-centric networks has drawn cynicism, the adoption and evolution of the technology is now happening apace. The speed and sheer scope of the transformation has resulted in considerable industry upheaval, but also in increased collaboration among competitors, with open source a key facilitator in this.
The convergence around open source as the de facto platform for developing the networking applications of the future comes as telcos, mindful of the existential threat posed by non-traditional competitors, have concluded that speed of adaptation is a key factor in their success and even survival, and that contributions from open source communities are vital to meet ambitious virtualization targets.
As an example, AT&T plans to have virtualized at least 75% of its network by 2020. Central to this goal is its ECOMP project (enhanced control orchestration, management and policy), more than half of which it moved into open source in February under the ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) project in the Linux Foundation; such is the scope of the work involved in meeting the above target that even after several years of development and with AT&T’s R&D resources, external assistance and collaboration was deemed necessary for some areas of ONAP development. ONAP was found jointly by AT&T and China Mobile, who together have 677 million wireless subscribers.
Like AT&T, CenturyLink is making use of OpenDaylight in its drive towards virtualization. The company is using OpenDaylight software in the SDN controller in their implementation of the CORD platform (Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center). This allows it to provide a virtualized gateway to broadband DSL services using white box equipment, reducing service delivery time to customers.
FRINX itself has recently made public its collaboration with SoftBank, with which it has created an open-source based operating solution for SoftBank’s networks. The full press release can be read here.
FRINX makes OpenSource networking available to service providers and enterprises that want to take advantage of cutting edge innovation combined with a dependable support infrastructure. FRINX was founded in 2016 in Bratislava and consists of a team of passionate developers and industry professionals who want to change the way networking software is developed, deployed and used. FRINX offers distributions of OpenDaylight and FD.io in conjunction with support services and is proud to have service provider and enterprise customers from the Fortune Global 500 list.