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CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter)

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CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter)



Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) is an end-to-end solution that combines SDN, NFV and cloud with commodity infrastructure to bring datacenter-grade scale and agility to service provider networks. Sponsored by Open Networking Lab, CORD spans the telco central office, access, home and enterprise, using common infrastructure with open building blocks to reduce capital and operating expenses and accelerate time to market with programmable, flexible networks.

Its two goals are to be a complete solution, ready for evaluation in field trials on commercial operator networks and to serve as a general-purpose platform that is capable of delivering access services (Fiber-to-the-Home), conventional cloud services (SaaS), services implemented in the data plane (NFV), services implemented in the control plane (SDN), operator-provided services, third-party services, legacy services and greenfield services.

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