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The Open Networking Foundation ( #ONF) today announced next-generation software-defined networking ( #SDN) interfaces and a new open source reference implementation for white-box switches to support them. In pursuit of a truly “software defined” data plane based on white-box switches, the ONF announced the #Stratum project, backed by 23 founding members, including @Google. “Stratum is an open source project developing a reference implementation for white box switches supporting all the next-generation of SDN interfaces,” the ONF said in a statement. “The project and its founding members plan to make Stratum solutions available on the broadest possible selection of networking silicon on a diverse selection of white box switches from a choice of ODM [original design manufacturer] vendors. Care is being taken to ensure that Stratum can be made available on both existing deployed systems as well as on state-of-the-art programmable silicon coming to market.”

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