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Linux Foundation Takes on Networking with FD.io Effort (Susan Hall, The News Stack)

The Linux Foundation is focused on solving networking challenges with its latest collaborative project, called FD.io (“Fast Data or Fido”). The group will focus on creating an IO services framework for the next wave of network and storage software.

“In the last five to 10 years, we’ve seen rise in open source efforts to advance orchestration and network controller capabilities – like the OpenDaylight Project, Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) and Open Network Operating System (ONOS). But there is a need for an open data I/O framework to deliver dynamic data plane services and that’s the need FD.io is poised to fill,” said Mike Dolan, the foundation’s vice president of strategic programs.

The project’s founding members include 6WIND, Brocade, Cavium, Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Intel, Mesosphere, Metaswitch Networks (Project Calico), PLUMgrid and Red Hat.

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Open Source Effort Targets Faster Nets, Storage (George Leopold, EnterpriseTech)

Networking is becoming a bottleneck as enterprises store, move and sift through vast quantities of structured and unstructured data from a growing list of sources. In an effort to accelerate adoption of network virtualization, a new open source effort seeks to provide a high-performance input/output services framework for developing the next generation of virtualized network and storage software.

The Linux Foundation on Thursday (Feb. 11) announced the formation of an open source effort called FD.io (pronounced “Fido”) to develop the IO services framework for applications such as network function virtualization (NFV). It also released initial software tools for the effort and announced formation of a validation-testing laboratory.

Founding member of the project are: 6WIND, Brocade Communications Systems, Cavium, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Ericsson, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Intel Corp., Mesosphere, Project Calico, which is sponsored by Metaswitch Networks, PLUMgrid and Red Hat Inc.

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Linux Foundation Launches IO Services Framework (Marcia Savage, Network Computing)

With backing from Cisco, Intel and other industry heavyweights, the Linux Foundation on Thursday unveiled an initiative that it says fills a gap in open networking projects by providing a framework for IO services.

The foundation described its open source Fast Data Project (FD.io) as a modular, hardware-independent framework that “supports rapid development of high-throughput, low-latency and resource-efficient IO services.” The project aims to advance the state of the art of network and storage infrastructure.

The other vendors supporting FD.io are Brocade, Cavium, Comcast, Ericsson, Huawei, 6WIND, Inocybe Technologies, Mesosphere, Metaswitch Networks, PLUMgrid, and Red Hat.

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Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Enterprise IO Project (Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy)

The Linux Foundation and industry partners have announced a new project to build next-generation open source technology for data centers and service providers throughFD.io, which will create an IO services framework for networking and storage applications.

IO is an emerging part of the “software-defined everything” ecosystem. Like SDN, NFV and software-defined storage, IO is designed to abstract data processing from underlying infrastructure. That makes applications more portable and scalable, while also offering significant performance advantages if implemented in the right way.

FD.io’s aim is to provide open source code that will help in the implementation of high-performance IO services, especially within the realm of networking and storage. The project has already released its first software platform and promises more code to come.

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The Linux Foundation Forms Open Source Effort to Advance IO Services (David Marshall, VMblog)

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today is announcing FD.io (“Fido”), a Linux Foundation project. FD.io is an open source project to provide an IO services framework for the next wave of network and storage software. The project is also announcing the availability of its initial software and formation of a validation testing lab.

Early support for FD.io comes from founding members 6WIND, Brocade, Cavium, Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Intel Corporation, Mesosphere, Metaswitch Networks (Project Calico), PLUMgrid and Red Hat.

Architected as a collection of sub-projects, FD.io provides a modular, extensible user space IO services framework that supports rapid development of high-throughput, low-latency and resource-efficient IO services. The design of FD.io is hardware, kernel, and deployment (bare metal, VM, container) agnostic.

“The adoption of open source software has transformed the networking industry by reducing technology fragmentation and increasing user adoption,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “The FD.io project addresses a critical area needed for flexible and scalable IO services to meet the growing demands of today’s cloud computing environments.”

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The Linux Foundation builds FD.io, its open source project to establish an IO services framework (Anna Ribeiro, Computer Technology Review)

The Linux Foundation announced Thursday FD.io (“Fido”), an open source Linux Foundation project aimed at establishing a high-performance IO services framework for computing environments such as network and storage software. The project is also announcing the availability of its initial software and formation of a validation testing lab.

Early support for FD.io comes from founding members 6WIND, Brocade, Cavium, Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Intel, Mesosphere, Metaswitch Networks (Project Calico), PLUMgrid and Red Hat.

Designed as a collection of sub-projects, FD.io provides a modular, extensible user space IO services framework that supports rapid development of high-throughput, low-latency and resource-efficient IO services. The design of FD.io is hardware, kernel, and deployment (bare metal, VM, container) agnostic.

Read more: Computer Technology Review

 

 

 

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