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Cavium at Mobile World Congress

Sep 11, 2017
Timon Sloane
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Open Networking Foundation (ONF) will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in San Francisco on September 12-14. Contributing to our large presence at the show, partners and collaborators, such as Cavium, Inc., Deutsche Telekom, Intel Labs, Lime Microsystems, Netsia and Radisys, plan to showcase their next-generation CORD solutions. Below, Kin-Yip Liu – Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at Cavium – provides a sneak peek into its interactive MWC demonstration.

Cavium is a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking.

What excites you about being part of the CORD ecosystem?

The CORD ecosystem is a vibrant community with a full range of partners and collaborators – from service providers, to systems and software vendors, to silicon component suppliers. We develop prototypes of next-generation networks, covering both SDN/NFV-enabled infrastructure and new concepts like intelligent front-haul and network slicing, which are still being fully defined in standard bodies.

What are you showcasing at MWC?

Cavium is showcasing a fully integrated M-CORD implementation of virtualized and disaggregated mobile infrastructure with edge services running on multiple racks of ARM based servers connected by CORD spine and leaf SDN fabric.

Why should people come see the demo?

Our demo showcases M-CORD scaling across multiple racks of servers using the CORD fabric. This CORD spine and leaf fabric integration is new to M-CORD, and has not been demonstrated before. Moreover, this demo highlights the expanded eco-system support for M-CORD, ONOS and the CORD infrastructure running on ARM based servers and white box SDN switches that differ from switches used in all prior CORD demos.

What do you hope people will learn about your company and CORD?

We hope people will find the demonstration of the various new concepts like virtualized and disaggregated mobile infrastructure, network slicing, edge computing, spine and leaf SDN fabric interesting. Moreover, we would like to show that these new concepts, a full M-CORD implementation and standard platform software, all run on an expanded ecosystem including ARM based COTS servers and programmable SDN white box switches powered by Cavium processors and switch silicon.

To walk through Cavium's hands-on technical demonstration, visit Hall North Stand N.332 from September 12-14, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Timon SloaneVP, Marketing & Ecosystem
Timon Sloane is the vice president of marketing and ecosystem of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He leads the organization’s efforts building an open source ecosystem, thus helping to enable broad transformation of the networking industry through the adoption open source business practices.