Network operators have started adopting IT practices in open optical networking as part of their network automation journey. Among those practices are the use of model-driven-networking, of open-source software components and vendor-agnostic interfaces to maximize system abstraction and programmability, improving the operational flexibility of open optical and packet transport networks, without compromising its simplicity. In this presentation, we will explore the value that vendor-agnostic, extensible, disaggregated network element automation applications can bring to network operators. Originally presented at 2021 Layer 123 Conference.
Published on: November 22, 2021