Network Disaggregation & Quality Assurance
With the advent and deployment of NFV solutions by Telco’s and Enterprises alike, NFV has provided much greater flexibility in addressing changing requirements. It also provides added control over both current and future functionality while reducing operational expenses and eliminating vendor lock-in. NFV is part of a larger trend towards Network disaggregation enabling the Telecommunications industry towards agile networks. While Disaggregation has become standard in data centers and cloud networks, it is yet to fully penetrate the network edge. There has been a separation of hardware and software vendors, leading to the usage of white box edge switches but the complete evolution in disaggregating the hardware is still under progress. However, advances in both software and hardware have created a robust ecosystem of networking applications that can be used as building blocks to create an industry-standard NOS for telco networks. In such a scenario, it is crucial to have a differentiated testing and validation strategy to account for application and hardware options from multiple vendors that are all supported by a single standardized NOS with standardized interfaces running on bare metal or fully virtualized deployments models. This webinar intends to provide technical insights about the importance of formulating a testing program tailored specifically for a DANOS (Disaggregated Network Operation System) Platform based on an Open Architecture. We would provide an overview of disaggregated systems, its associated layers, specific testing methodologies and explore test scenarios to validate DANOS using Intel hardware.
- Jason Chandralal, General Manager, Network and Embedded Systems Testing and Laxman Patil, Senior Architect, Network Testing, Happiest Minds Technologies