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Linux Foundation Expands Collaboration With Open Compute Project

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The Linux Foundation and LF Networking announced industry evolution across the entire networking stack with new deployments, ecosystem collaborations, projects, releases, and more. ONE Summit’s opening keynote address by Linux Foundation general manager of Networking, Edge and IoT, Arpit Joshipura, focused on substantial ecosystem growth demonstrating the power and maturation of open source across the industry.

First announced during last month’s Open Compute Summit, the Open Compute Project (OCP), the nonprofit organization bringing hyperscale innovations to all, and the Linux Foundation are building on an existing foundation of collaboration first made official in 2017. The two organizations committed to leverage a hardware-software co-design strategy by establishing a framework for creation of joint-effort shared communities and coordinated deliverables.

At ONE Summit, it was announced that DENT, an open source ecosystem utilizing the Linux Kernel, Switchdev, and other Linux based projects, is now deployed by Amazon as part of its Just Walk Out Technology in third-party customer stores worldwide to streamline the customer experience and scale in-store operations.

Additionally, LF Edge featured its first end-to-end LF Edge solution showcase on the ONE Summit show floor, with eight cross-project deployment demonstrations.

The eleventh ONAP release, available in the coming weeks, has been named “Kohn” in honor of the late Dan Kohn. Kohn, who passed away in 2021 was a pioneer in the open source cloud native space, having led the Linux Foundation’s sister project, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, for many years.

LFN’s 5G Super Blue Print, which gives global communications providers and businesses a full architecture of how to deliver a total solution — replete with high-bandwidth, low-latency, scalable, and cost-effective digital networking infrastructure — from end-user device to cloud application destination, continues to evolve. Multiple member companies and open source organizations (including sister project LF Edge) continue to build out end-to-end working infrastructure to support Industry 4.0 and 5G-enabled use cases.

L3AF, a multi-cloud, vendor agnostic eBPF as a Service orchestration system that provides complete lifecycle management for eBPF programs across multiple clouds has just issued its first release, L3AF R1. LF Networking’s newest project, which joined the umbrella in 2021, offers the first open source, cross-platform multi-cloud environment to enable eBPF as a service.

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