The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

November 2014

Is your network “open” for business?

By Casimer DeCusatis, Ph.D. | Posted: 4 November 2014

The optical networking community seems to be embracing open source software in a big way. While industry leading conferences like OFC have always been strong advocates for interoperability and a standards-based approach to networking, this has traditionally been a hardware-focused community.

Given the increasing importance of software in network control planes, data centers, and telecommunication systems, it’s not surprising that OFC will also include a greater emphasis on open source code. This means a faster development cycle compared with the underlying hardware, and more opportunities for innovation as the source code for network control planes becomes accessible to the global programming community.

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