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2023 OCP DENT Mini Summit Series Part 2: Introduction to DENT

By March 21, 2024March 25th, 2024Blog, Community News

This blog post is the second in a series of 10 summarizing the sessions from the OCP DENT Mini Summit. Please see part one here:

The DENT community hosted a Mini Summit during the OCP Global Summit to gather industry leaders, engineers, developers, and stakeholders interested in DENT within the framework of the OCP.

The second portion of the 2023 OCP DENT Mini Summit was presented by Kevin Yao, Senior Director of Strategic Account at Micas Networks. Yao opened by discussing the practical applications of DENT from the perspective of a new project member. Then, Yao went on to outline DENT’s mission to create an ecosystem of contributors and users around a full-featured NOS and control plane that is natively supported by Linux and a hardware ecosystem enabling the transition to disaggregated networks.

Yao explained to attendees how DENT transcends traditional operating systems, presenting a holistic ecosystem comprising software, hardware, and testing tools. This comprehensive approach aims to offer seamless solutions across technological domains, from switch silicons to supporting infrastructure.

Central to DENT’s ethos is collaboration and inclusivity. Through partnerships with industry leaders and adherence to open-source principles, DENT aspires to foster a dynamic community where innovation flourishes.

Fueled by Linux-based software and boasting an array of hardware options, DENT promises unparalleled flexibility and scalability. Whether streamlining integration processes or optimizing costs, DENT is positioned to meet diverse needs effectively.

DENT’s community-driven nature features robust support from the Linux community and active engagement from stakeholders. DENT emerges not merely as a project, but as a movement toward a more collaborative and innovative tech landscape.

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