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Friday, March 15 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Enabling the Next-Generation of SDN

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This talk will provide an update on Stratum -- a next generation, thin switch OS that provides silicon and hardware independence -- that was first introduced at the 2018 OCP Summit. Stratum adds new SDN-ready interfaces from the P4 and OpenConfig communities to ONL that enable programmable switching chips (ASICs, FPGAs, etc.) and traditional switching ASICs alike. We will describe how Stratum can leverage SAI’s programmable model (and flexible P4 architecture) for consistent control and management and explain how Stratum can help enable enhanced data plane programmability and telemetry for control planes, including SONiC. Finally, this talk will cover how the community has generalized Google’s seed contribution for additional whitebox targets, and demonstrate Stratum on a fabric of OCP devices controlled by an open source control plane.


Alireza Ghaffarkhah

Staff SWE, Google
Alireza is a Staff Software Engineer working in Platforms team at Google.

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.

Shashank Neelam

Senior SWE, Google

Brian O'Connor

Stratum Lead and MTS, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)

Friday March 15, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
211 CD