TECHNICAL STEERING TEAM (TST)
Larry Peterson (Lead, ONF)
Matt Jeanneret (AT&T)
Cedric Lam (Google)
Saurav Das (ONF)
Alfonso Aurelio Carrillo Aspiazu (Telefonica)
Oguz Sunay (ONF)
Scott Baker (ONF)
Zack Williams (ONF)
The edge of the operator network (such as the central office for telcos and the head-end for cable operators) is where operators connect to their customers. CORD™ is a project intent on transforming this edge into an agile service delivery platform enabling the operator to deliver the best end-user experience along with innovative next-generation services.
The CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) platform leverages SDN, NFV and Cloud technologies to build agile datacenters for the network edge. Integrating multiple open source projects, CORD delivers a cloud-native, open, programmable, agile platform for network operators to create innovative services.
CORD provides a complete integrated platform, integrating everything needed to create a complete operational edge datacenter with built-in service capabilities, all built on commodity hardware using the latest in cloud-native design principles.
CORD Hardware Architecture
- Commodity Servers Interconnected by a Fabric of White-box Switches
- Switching Fabric in a Spine-Leaf Topology for Optimized East-to-West Traffic
- Specialized access hardware for connecting subscribers (residential, mobile and/or enterprise)
CORD includes four software subsystems:
Common base layer includes Kubernetes (container management system) and ONOS (SDN controller), with Stratum loaded on to each switch.
Deployment-specific collection of microservices and SDN control apps selected to run on a particular POD.
Deployment-specific integration logic needed to operationalize the POD in a given operator’s network.
Used to assemble, deploy, operate, and upgrade a particular Platform/Profile/Workflow combination.