A sold-out show. Engaging breakout sessions. Opportunity everywhere. On Friday, July 29 the open source NFV and SDN community met at the Google Tech Corner Campus in Sunnyvale for first CORD (TM) Summit. Attracting nearly 300 attendees, the inaugural event was an absolute success. During the week leading up to CORD Summit, ON.Lab and The Linux Foundation collaborated with CORD partners and collaborators on three major announcements. Click to read the press and analyst highlights from the summit.
CORD is a purposely-overloaded term. It is simultaneously a vision (a shared goal that the open source community is working towards), an architecture (a set of abstractions and interfaces), and a reference implementation (a set of technology choices that result in a complete and functional system).
Many technology choices and design decisions went into the CORD reference implementation. Understanding the rationale behind those decisions helps explain why the current version of CORD looks the way it does, and provides a sense of how we expect CORD to evolve over time.
Welcome to the CORD blog, where I hope the community can discuss and comment on technical (and other) issues related to the reference implementation we are building. I thought I’d get the ball rolling by talking about what I see to be the most innovative and disruptive aspect of CORD.