2nd ETSI TeraFlowSDN Hackfest Showcases support for Openconfig and gNMI

June 22, 2023

ETSI is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the 2nd TeraFlowSDN Hackfest, a pioneering event that brought together brilliant minds from across the globe to explore the frontiers of cloud native Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

The Hackfest, organised by the ETSI TeraFlowSDN Community with the support of ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability, was held 20-21 June 2023 in Madrid, hosted by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) during the 9th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization.

The ETSI TeraFlowSDN Hackfest provided a unique platform for participants to collaborate, exchange ideas, and push the boundaries of SDN technology. Over 30 participants, including researchers, developers, and industry experts, enthusiastically participated in the event, making it a resounding success.

The Hackfest showcased an exceptional range of innovative aspects, demonstrating the transformative potential of SDN. Participants leveraged their technical expertise and creativity to address several challenges in network management, scalability, and interoperability with dedicated focus to gNMI support for whiteboxes based on OpenConfig data models. During the event, TeraFlowSDN was jointly demonstrated with ContainerLab, an open source tool that supports network emulation of multiple virtualized routers.

“We are thrilled to witness the remarkable talent and dedication displayed by the participants in the 2nd ETSI TeraFlowSDN Hackfest,” said Ricard Vilalta, chair of ETSI TeraFlowSDN. “Their enthusiasm and commitment to advancing SDN technology have truly exceeded our expectations. The event has not only fostered collaboration but has also paved the way for groundbreaking innovations in SDN that will shape the future of network infrastructures.”

The Hackfest’s success demonstrates ETSI’s commitment to driving technological advancements and standardisation in the telecommunications industry. By providing a collaborative platform for researchers, developers, and industry stakeholders, ETSI aims to accelerate the adoption of SDN and unlock its full potential for future networks.

All the Hackfest material, presentations, videos, is available in the event wiki.

The ETSI TeraFlowSDN Community will meet again 16-17 October 2023, in Castelldefels, Barcelona, for a 3rd Hackfest, this time dedicated to whitebox management with P4. Details and registration here

To learn more about TeraFlowSDN ongoing initiatives and future events, visit https://tfs.etsi.org