Did you know that OCP Partner ONF will be featuring six exciting live demonstrations of multiple open source solutions running on OCP gear in conjunction with products from several supply chain partners? Check them out on the Exhibit Hall Floor throughout the event.
Here is a quick snapshot of what you can see:
ONF is demonstrating an exciting new open, cloud-based private mobile network platform running applications from leading cloud, application and system integration organizations. This multi-site solution is centrally controlled from the public cloud, and supports licensed and CBRS (unlicensed) mobile access and edgecloud applications from leading cloud operators all on a lightweight containerized open source platform.
Production Grade, P4 Programmable, SDN Fabric
This demo takes Trellis, ONF’s production fabric, and pairs it with Stratum, a light-weight, P4 programmable switch operating system. In addition to running on a mixture of Barefoot Tofino and Broadcom Tomahawk switches, they will be highlighting some of the exciting new features of Stratum: support for packet transponder devices and support for Broadcom’s OpenNSA SDK. Stratum will run on Edgecore’s CASSINI packet transponders, which will also serve as the spines in the multi-stage Trellis topology. This is the first time CASSINI has been used as both a packet transponder and MPLS forwarder simultaneously, and represents an important milestone towards unifying ONF’s Trellis and ODTN reference designs. The addition of OpenNSA will pave the way to support additional ASICs in the Broadcom XGS (Trident, Tomahawk) and DNX (Qumran) families. OpenNSA directly exports functionality from Broadcom’s proprietary SDK, which is used in production by some of the largest operators in the world. Stratum users will now have a choice between OpenNSA and SDKLT, Broadcom’s next generation SDK.
Bringing CI/CD to Switch OS Platforms
This demo showcases how Stratum’s automated test pipeline can be used to accelerate feature development and deployment. Leveraging state-of-the-art techniques from the cloud industry, TestVectors brings system integration tests to the switch and helps qualify new software and new switches quickly and seamlessly. This demo will highlight how using the P4 programming language, switches can now be continuously certified to work with the latest software releases, giving operators more confidence in rapid rollout.
ONOS RAN Intelligent Controller
SD-RAN is ONF’s new exemplar platform for 3GPP compliant software-defined RAN that is consistent with the O-RAN architecture. It is cloud-native and is built on ONF’s well-established, operator-approved and deployed platforms, such as ONOS. The SD-RAN demo at the OCP Summit will introduce the ONOS RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC). The demo will include a RAN emulation platform with a large number of base stations and mobile end-user devices. ONOS RIC will maintain the mobile network state and expose it to RAN applications and allow them to exert RAN control based on changes on the state. Two sample RAN applications will be used to illustrate the ONOS RIC operation: handover and mobility load balancing. The demonstration will highlight the associated latency performance and scaling capabilities of ONOS RIC.
Software Defined BNG (SD-BNG)
ONF’s SEBA and Stratum projects showcase a virtualized broadband access solution integrated with OCP-accepted Edgecore XGS-PON OLTs and Wedge 100 BF-32X switches. The demo will highlight the VOLTHA software stack for OLT hardware abstraction, together with end-subscriber provisioning including bandwidth and QoS capabilities. As part of the SEBA solution, we will demonstrate preliminary support for a disaggregated BNG (SD-BNG) for PPPoE-based residential access, using P4-programmable switches and next-gen SDN software from the Stratum project.
ONF Projects & Deployments
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a non-profit operator-led consortium with a mission of driving the transformation of mobile and broadband network infrastructures and carrier business models. Using a unique curated open source model the ONF collaboratively builds solutions leveraging network disaggregation, white-box economies, SDN/NFV/Cloud technologies and open source software. Stop by to learn about ONF and how it is revolutionizing the industry with its open source platforms, production network deployments and ecosystem of operators, supply chain and system integrators. Find out how to become an ONF member.