In late 2017 AT&T released a white paper outlining the company’s vision for a “Disaggregated Network Operating System” or dNOS.
According to AT&T, dNOS aims:
- To be network OS separate from the underlying hardware that runs on multiple platforms including merchant networking silicon and x86
- To have standardized APIs and other interfaces for clean separation of the control plane and data plane
- To provide a platform to integrate with existing tools and applications and spur the development of new ones
On today’s Priority Queue, John Medamana, AT&T Fellow and Vice President, Packet & Optical Networks at AT&T, joins us to share more information about this project.
We talk about why AT&T is driving this effort, what the company hopes to achieve, and where they are in the process.
Note that after this podcast was recorded, AT&T announced it was moving the dNOS project to the Linux Foundation.
John is co-author of Building the Network of the Future: Getting Smarter, Faster, and More Flexible with a Software Centric Approach. You can also follow him on Twitter at @johnmedamana.