DanJones 5/20/2014 | 6:22:27 AM
Re: The proof is in the paper At the event, Chris Rice briefly mentioned that AT&T is becoming a bigger user of -- and contributor to -- open-source software. He didn't elucidate further, so take as you will.
DanJones 5/20/2014 | 6:20:18 AM
Re: The proof is in the paper My guess is that they're not seeing a system they can buy that will do all they want it to do. That seems to generally be the reason that AT&T will generally get involved in dense software development.
t.bogataj 5/20/2014 | 2:16:50 AM
Re: The proof is in the paper An early version of SDN? The same you can say for T-MPLS, MPLS-TP, PBT, or PBB-TE: they all excluded the complex control plane from network elements. A nice article, but nothing revolutionary.

sam masud 5/19/2014 | 4:49:48 PM
Re: The proof is in the paper Other than saying we can build one too, is this ATT's way of indicating that it's not overly impressed with the work of the OpenDaylight Project or any other vendor developed controller (e.g. Cisco, Juniper etc.). Don't understand why ATT going down this road...
desiEngineer 5/19/2014 | 3:46:34 PM
Re: The proof is in the paper Ha!  What's their motto: Rough consensus and running paper?  I know I'm getting my standards bodies mixed up, but surely ATT isn't in the business of developing SDN controllers, and their objective must be to seed the community with a concrete way forward, not a 7-year-old paper that was written before the days of SDN (and VNFs which, though not necessarily related, are a great enabling environment for SDN).

Carol Wilson 5/19/2014 | 1:57:01 PM
Re: The proof is in the paper I asked that question and was told it kinda already is in that the paper is public and they won an award from DARPA for this work. I don't know that they are making a specific contribution to the ONF, however. 
desiEngineer 5/19/2014 | 1:20:31 PM
Re: The proof is in the paper Amazing stuff!!  I've been hearing about IRSCP for some time now.

Routing, QoS, redundancy, policy, DDoS, VPNs (aka overlay/underlay management), looks like BGP can manage it all.  SDN management was staring at us and we didn't realize it.

Will IRSCP be an open source contribution from ATT Labs?

Carol Wilson 5/16/2014 | 5:19:02 PM
The proof is in the paper Here's a link to the paper written by AT&T and UC-San Diego in 2007 on what is essentially an early version of SDN: 

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