SnapRoute has been a member of the Linux Foundation for nearly 2 years – starting with our participation in the OpenSwitch project. With the reboot of OpenSwitch in October 2016, a leadership void was created when HPE stepped down. This afforded an opportunity for SnapRoute to step up as a leader on the project. Even though priorities have changed and we no longer contribute to the OpenSwitch project – at SnapRoute we are constantly looking for opportunities to take a leadership role in the community.
To this end, we are pleased to announce that SnapRoute has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation – expanding our participation in The Linux Foundation. Earlier this month we announced our joining of LF Networking – a collaborative project aimed at unifying network projects within The Linux Foundation.
In joining both the CNCF and LFN – we see a real opportunity for SnapRoute to lead initiatives that bring Cloud Native principles to networking. Harmonizing the worlds of NetOps and DevOps is a key founding objective of SnapRoute and representing the operator’s perspective in both CNCF and LFN is key. Leveraging proven and open projects to drive common methods is the only way to unify the operational model. This new operational model does not eliminate NetOps in favor of DevOps – it brings Cloud Native tools and principles into networking – allowing NetOps to deliver a faster time to service.
We are excited to roll up our sleeves and actively participate in multiple The Linux Foundation projects to drive Networking for Cloud Native. If you happen to be in Vancouver at the LF Open Source Summit NA 2018 – you will find us attending all the sessions on containers, microservices, networking, and Cloud Native.
Our co-founder and CTO, Adam Casella will be presenting our vision and technology perspective for a Network OS built on Cloud Native principles at FUTURE:NET in Las Vegas on August 30th. Be sure to check out his talk in person or check on the YouTube channel after a few weeks.
Reach out if you want to hear more!