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2023 OCP DENT Mini Summit Part 3: Vision of DENT

By March 26, 2024March 28th, 2024Blog, Community News

This blog post is the third in a series of 10 summarizing the sessions from the OCP DENT Mini Summit. Please see previous posts here:

Part 1:

Part 2:

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.

Amazon’s Jason Long, Director of Network Development, provided perspective on DENT’s vision and ability to revolutionize NOS. By utilizing Linux Kernel, SAI, Switchdev, and other Linux-based projects, DENT has fostered a strong support system for disaggregation and accelerated innovation.

Unlike existing solutions like Sonic, DENT starts its journey at the edge, targeting distributed edge deployments like retail outlets and branch offices. Its strategic focus on edge deployments optimizes performance and resource utilization by minimizing hardware abstractions and leveraging Linux fundamentals.

DENT fosters an open ecosystem, encouraging collaboration among stakeholders, from end-users to hardware vendors. Standardizing interfaces with hardware components ensures compatibility across various hardware and use cases, facilitating seamless integration with third-party solutions.

While DENT initially targets edge deployments, its scalable architecture and commitment to innovation pave the way for expansion into other markets, including enterprises. With its optimized infrastructure, DENT aims to democratize networking, making it accessible and cost-effective for organizations of all sizes.

In conclusion, DENT represents a significant advancement in network operating systems, offering tailored solutions for edge deployments and beyond. Join us on this transformative journey towards a more connected future with DENT.

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