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spawnbsd 1/26/2017 | 1:01:23 PM
Re: Customers? I've played with an earlier version of the sandbox for their 16 port G.fast DPU, it's extremely impressive and even virtualizes part of the underlying DPU hardware on QEMU. Our plan is to use the sandbox environment to speed up systems integration for Calix's hardware, we'll be able to give the sandbox to developers, and readily build NETCONF functionality to talk to the DPU. Traditionally we would have had to give our developers physical or remote access to DPU's, which is sometimes difficult when we're early in the standardizaion process and many people are trying to work on the same DPU (and stepping on each others configs).

We're also planning to use this for training our operations tean, they'll be able to get familar with the command line, service assurance, service activation, all before the real DPU hardware gets into the field.

In my opinion this is a game changer, and going forward we'll simply expect all vendors to provide similar virtualized gear.

-spawnbsd

(I work at a Tier 1 North American telco, soon launching G.fast)
msilbey 1/25/2017 | 1:31:02 PM
Customers? Do we know who's tested the Sandbox yet? And whether it delivers on the promise of speeding integration?
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