AT&T released DANOS code to Linux Foundation
compuwizz at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 20:31:27 UTC 2019
This past Friday, the code for DANOS was released as open source to the
Linux Foundation and published at https://github.com/danos
AT&T bought the Vyatta product from Brocade and developed on the DPDK
Brocade Vyatta 5600 version. The software was renamed DANOS. So if it
performs like other DPDK routers, you can expect about 10 Gbps of
throughput per XEON 2600v4 or newer core you allocate to it. Other closed
source DPDK router products are able to do 100+ Gbps with appropriate CPU
and network interface resources. This would make it the first opensource
fully functioning DPDK based router. The CLI configuration is slightly
different even from the last vyatta 5600 version released but easy to adapt
to if familiar with vyos or ubiquiti edgeos.
AT&T is using it in production in various locations and roles. News
articles reference IP Infusion as the vendor offering commercial support
but it seems they may only support the cellsite gateway router.
The project's site is https://www.danosproject.org/
A bootable ISO is at
I'm only an enthusiast and not affiliated with the project.
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