Pier Luigi Ventre
The SD-Fabric™ is is a developer-friendly, cloud-managed, full stack, programmable network fabric that enables new classes of emerging edge applications for Industry 4.0 powered by 5G.
SD-Fabric is optimized for the edge cloud, exposing fully programmable networking resources via SaaS APIs that enable programmers to create advanced applications while reducing the CPU computer power needed for edge-centric applications. Providing a complete P4 programmable network fabric, SD-Fabric gives programmers the power to push customized packet processing deep into networking elements. Application functionality can be moved from CPUs into networking switches, and eventually also into P4 programmable server NICs and soft switches, thereby improving performance while reducing costs and footprint.
Empowered by a fully programmable, verifiable data plane
SD-Fabric Relation to Aether
SD-Fabric is an integral component of Aether, ONF’s 5G Connected Edge platform for private mobile connectivity and edge cloud services.
SD-Fabric is integrated into the Aether edges as its underlying network infrastructure, interconnecting all hardware equipment in each Aether Edge site.
SD-Fabric’s fundamental embrace of programmable silicon offers advantages that go far beyond traditional fabrics.