AT&T has long promised to release its DANOS network operating system into the Linux Foundation. On Tuesday, the telco said it would do just that on Nov. 15 and it also named IP Infusion as the exclusive integrator and reseller of DANOS.
AT&T Names IP Infusion as Exclusive Integrator and Customer Support Provider for AT&T’s DANOS-Vyatta Edition; Will Release Open Source Code to Linux Foundation
AT&T’s long-simmering plans to donate its Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) open source code into the Linux Foundation is set to happen on Nov. 15. The move completes a process that was originally announced in early 2018
The Linux Foundation has introduced the Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) project to enable what it says will be community collaboration across network hardware, forwarding, and operating system layers.
The Linux Foundation recently introduced the Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) project, with a code release slated for the second half of this year. DANOS is based upon AT&T’s “dNOS” software framework, which the company first unveiled last year. It was developed in an effort to accelerate the adoption and use of white boxes in the infrastructure of service providers. In January, the company announced it was open sourcing its dNOS project through the Linux Foundation. DANOS is the same project under a different name. It serves as an operating system for the white boxes that compose a network.
Has open networking finally come of age in telecoms? A number of key telcos are, at face value at least, certainly throwing their weight behind it, and the open source movement is doing its part to ensure that it evolves to meet the needs of telecoms. At the ONS North America event in Los Angeles this week, the Linux Foundation praised the community efforts during the past twelve months whilst setting an agenda for its future direction.
AT&T has let its in-house-developed network operating system escape into the open source world via the Linux Foundation, with a code release due in the second half of this year.
AT&T is open-sourcing its disaggregated network operating system (dNOS), and the Linux Foundation has agreed to host the project and (thankfully) change the name to DANOS. DANOS is the operating system for individual white boxes that make up a network.